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Golf Logix 5.2 Now with Putt Breaks, Green Maps

Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭
I've been using the Golf Logix app for years, even though I have a rangefinder. I use it mostly for stats and to see how holes will play out, especially on new courses. I have emailed them multiple times asking them to think about adding some extra features like distance from the hole on approaches, distances on missed and made putts, and a few other things. For some reason they won't allow that. Still, a really good app.



They just came out with an update on the app. The main new features are that they have topographical putting maps, pretty similar to what the pros use. They actually tell you where you should place your approach depending on where you put the pin, what direction the greens slope, and how many inches you have to putt up to or down to. So I'm assuming you can track your putts a lot better now if they compile this info. I'm not sure where they are getting their topographical green maps from, but it looks really nice. It's $30 a year, but there's only once course in the Chicagoland area that I can find that has putt break availability right now. You can request them to do the courses you play. I already did a bunch and if they load the ones I play, I'll probably get it.



What do you think about it?







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  • MidMOGolferMidMOGolfer Advanced Members Posts: 208
    Thanks for posting, I've been looking for green mapping.
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭
    edited September 2017
    Interesting that Indian Lakes has the putt breaks when that course is closed. Are they using satellites to get the maps or sending a guy out with a laser? Golf Logix wouldn’t say how.
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  • North ButteNorth Butte Advanced Members Posts: 9,755 ✭✭
    They are almost certainly doing it via some pre-existing dataset, don't you think? It would take a *lot* of $30/year subscriptions to cover the cost of actual "boots on the ground" surveying of just one set of 18 greens. That would be like a full days work plus equipment and getting to/from the course.
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭
    edited October 2017
    Coming out with new courses little by little. Trying my first one tomorrow with putt breaks.
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  • KimjungillestKimjungillest Members Posts: 38
    Hello. Checking in to see how it worked out and thoughts? Thanks
  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Advanced Members Posts: 7,040 ✭✭
    I'll probably buy the app once my BeBrassie sub runs out. Love Bebrassie for it's mathematical stat calculations, but the accuracy of the GPS isn't awesome and the app/program overall is clunky kind of. Doesn't give any slope... doesn't sync up with any weather apps to try and give prevailing wind or speed (not that I really need that...), but if this green slope stuff is legit, this could pretty much be the holy grail of golf apps since almost none of the courses I've ever played give any type of clue as to the breaks. Only 1 fancy private club did, and it was really basic such as "hole #1, green slopes left to right, ridge 8 from the front".
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭
    I was actually really surprised - it was incredibly accurate. Some putts that I thought were straight and the app said a hair of left to right, the app was right. The app won’t tell you degree of slope up or down or left to right, but it will tell you inches.



    That was just my first impression. More courses are being added and I want to know how they got their maps too.

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  • kidrobotkidrobot Hackerman Advanced Members Posts: 212
    How do I view the maps? I upgraded my account with them and I'm not seeing it anywhere.
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭
    Is the course mapped for it? Not all are.
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  • kidrobotkidrobot Hackerman Advanced Members Posts: 212
    ****, wish I knew that before I paid for the upgrade. The list on their website isn't exactly forthcoming with what courses have their greens mapped out, just which ones are mapped in general.
  • lookylookitzadamlookylookitzadam Advanced Members Posts: 366 ✭✭
    This would be awesome but it seems like they have almost no courses in the Greater San Diego Area.
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭
    edited October 2017
    kidrobot wrote:


    ****, wish I knew that before I paid for the upgrade. The list on their website isn't exactly forthcoming with what courses have their greens mapped out, just which ones are mapped in general.




    You can check on the app. Do a course search and the app will tell you if it has putt breaks. If a course doesn’t have putt breaks, you can request it.
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭
    Just read this article by Guy Yocom. From my limited experience, Golf Logix's green-reading maps were incredibly accurate. The article doesn't say for sure if they are getting their maps from Tour Sherpa or StrackaLine though.



    "Commercially, the most innovative offering is presented through GolfLogix, for years a well-known player in the mobile GPS yardage-guide market. Through its app, GolfLogix recently launched access to green maps of close to 1,500 courses, and plans on bringing the number to 10,000 by 2018. Users can view green contours on the green and from a fairway perspective. Access to the maps will cost $49.99, though PGA club pros will get them for free on request. "They're fun to use and are going to save you strokes," says Pete Charleston, president of GolfLogix. "But one aspect we're excited about is how they'll speed up play." https://www.golfdigest.com/story/gimme-a-break-green-reading-maps



    I did think it slowed down my play though. Gotta get out the phone, place the cup in the right place, and then place the flag (which is a little cumbersome to do). For the app to be really accurate, the pins have to be coordinated between the course and the app. I have also emailed Golf Logix multiple times to be able to make available more strokes gained-type stats, but they won't do it for some dumb reason. It would really be the ultimate app if they could do that.
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  • dcmidnightdcmidnight Marshals, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 11,489 mod
    edited October 2017
    Is there an - easy to use - option to print out the green maps before a round? To me that in itself would almost be worth the price of the app. I hate having my phone out and fiddling with it during the round but if I could print out a green sheet beforehand...that would be fantastic.



    I say easy to use - as opposed to taking 18 screen shots and printing out 18 different files etc.
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭
    dcmidnight wrote:


    Is there an - easy to use - option to print out the green maps before a round? To me that in itself would almost be worth the price of the app. I hate having my phone out and fiddling with it during the round but if I could print out a green sheet beforehand...that would be fantastic.



    I say easy to use - as opposed to taking 18 screen shots and printing out 18 different files etc.




    The app sends you a warning if you screen grab it and will disable your account if you do it a second time
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  • DeadaimzDeadaimz Advanced Members Posts: 227
    I tired this app today and it seemed to slow my play down more than normal. I started just using the approach and having a general idea of where the slope is and play my shots accordingly. Maybe with more use I'll get use to this app and be able to use it in a speedier manner. The app does have many pop-ups which can be disabled that slow it down considerably. I think app could finally bump my golfshot plus out the picture but I'll have to have more experience with it.
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭
    Deadaimz wrote:


    I tired this app today and it seemed to slow my play down more than normal. I started just using the approach and having a general idea of where the slope is and play my shots accordingly. Maybe with more use I'll get use to this app and be able to use it in a speedier manner. The app does have many pop-ups which can be disabled that slow it down considerably. I think app could finally bump my golfshot plus out the picture but I'll have to have more experience with it.




    You are right that it definitely slowed down my play too
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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Advanced Members Posts: 7,040 ✭✭
    I want to buy this but on initial check, they only have about 50% of the courses I play. Like others say, could slow down play a bit..
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭
    Z1ggy16 wrote:


    I want to buy this but on initial check, they only have about 50% of the courses I play. Like others say, could slow down play a bit..




    The course list is growing and I requested all the ones I want to play, but they need more near me for me to but the putt breaks
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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Advanced Members Posts: 7,040 ✭✭
    I requested all the courses I play that they didn't have... I bought the free trial and used it. It was cool but I think the putt break is the thing of interest. I think you can sign up for alerts or something? Like if they add PB for your course, they send you an email saying they've now got it there.
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  • SteeltalonsSteeltalons Members Posts: 4
    Do you find it difficult to get the ball and flag in the right area? Do you just try to get a rough position? I am surprised there are quite a few courses by me so I am very interested
  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Advanced Members Posts: 7,040 ✭✭
    It's not hard... just put the flag and ball in the general spots. Only tough part could be if your ball is in the rear part of green and you're looking out toward fairway, as I think all the orientations of the green on your screen put the fairway toward the bottom (so you'd be looking from the opposite side).
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭
    Z1ggy16 wrote:


    I requested all the courses I play that they didn't have... I bought the free trial and used it. It was cool but I think the putt break is the thing of interest. I think you can sign up for alerts or something? Like if they add PB for your course, they send you an email saying they've now got it there.




    Yes, they sent me an email once my requested course got added.



    Do we know what technology they are using to map the greens?
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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Advanced Members Posts: 7,040 ✭✭
    To start, green maps are modern technology at its most advanced, on a par with launch monitors, swing-analysis tools and club and ball technology. The process begins by placing an optical scanning laser directly on or close to the green. Some scanners cost about $120,000 and are used to take impressions of oil rigs, industrial spaces and even car-accident scenes. The unit shoots a laser beam at a mirror that is spinning rapidly within the housing of the device. Millions of beams, reflected by the mirror, are projected onto the landscape of the green, scanning as the device rotates to encompass the entire surface. As each beam is redirected at the green, it is measured precisely. Very precisely. Minute differences in height are measured and fed into storage. Typically, three million to four million bits of data are collected, all in the 10 minutes it takes to scan a green.




    I would assume something very similar to this.
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  • Double KDouble K Advanced Members Posts: 708 ✭✭
    Holy Moses wrote:

    Z1ggy16 wrote:


    I requested all the courses I play that they didn't have... I bought the free trial and used it. It was cool but I think the putt break is the thing of interest. I think you can sign up for alerts or something? Like if they add PB for your course, they send you an email saying they've now got it there.




    Yes, they sent me an email once my requested course got added.



    Do we know what technology they are using to map the greens?




    It would necessarily have to be lidar to get anything of sufficient resolution to be useful.
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    Lidar?
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  • North ButteNorth Butte Advanced Members Posts: 9,755 ✭✭
    Z1ggy16 wrote:

    To start, green maps are modern technology at its most advanced, on a par with launch monitors, swing-analysis tools and club and ball technology. The process begins by placing an optical scanning laser directly on or close to the green. Some scanners cost about $120,000 and are used to take impressions of oil rigs, industrial spaces and even car-accident scenes. The unit shoots a laser beam at a mirror that is spinning rapidly within the housing of the device. Millions of beams, reflected by the mirror, are projected onto the landscape of the green, scanning as the device rotates to encompass the entire surface. As each beam is redirected at the green, it is measured precisely. Very precisely. Minute differences in height are measured and fed into storage. Typically, three million to four million bits of data are collected, all in the 10 minutes it takes to scan a green.




    I would assume something very similar to this.




    If this gadget’s makers are sending crews around to do the laser survey of every green on thousands of course I’ll be gobsmacked. The cost would be exorbitant.
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭

    Z1ggy16 wrote:

    To start, green maps are modern technology at its most advanced, on a par with launch monitors, swing-analysis tools and club and ball technology. The process begins by placing an optical scanning laser directly on or close to the green. Some scanners cost about $120,000 and are used to take impressions of oil rigs, industrial spaces and even car-accident scenes. The unit shoots a laser beam at a mirror that is spinning rapidly within the housing of the device. Millions of beams, reflected by the mirror, are projected onto the landscape of the green, scanning as the device rotates to encompass the entire surface. As each beam is redirected at the green, it is measured precisely. Very precisely. Minute differences in height are measured and fed into storage. Typically, three million to four million bits of data are collected, all in the 10 minutes it takes to scan a green.




    I would assume something very similar to this.




    If this gadget’s makers are sending crews around to do the laser survey of every green on thousands of course I’ll be gobsmacked. The cost would be exorbitant.




    Probably buying the data from someone else. I asked Golf Logix and they wouldn’t tell me.
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  • SnowPlowSnowPlow Members Posts: 38
    edited February 2018
    Holy Moses wrote:


    Z1ggy16 wrote:

    To start, green maps are modern technology at its most advanced, on a par with launch monitors, swing-analysis tools and club and ball technology. The process begins by placing an optical scanning laser directly on or close to the green. Some scanners cost about $120,000 and are used to take impressions of oil rigs, industrial spaces and even car-accident scenes. The unit shoots a laser beam at a mirror that is spinning rapidly within the housing of the device. Millions of beams, reflected by the mirror, are projected onto the landscape of the green, scanning as the device rotates to encompass the entire surface. As each beam is redirected at the green, it is measured precisely. Very precisely. Minute differences in height are measured and fed into storage. Typically, three million to four million bits of data are collected, all in the 10 minutes it takes to scan a green.




    I would assume something very similar to this.




    If this gadget's makers are sending crews around to do the laser survey of every green on thousands of course I'll be gobsmacked. The cost would be exorbitant.




    Probably buying the data from someone else. I asked Golf Logix and they wouldn't tell me.




    If they are buying the data, and Skycaddie always makes a big deal about how they map a course in person for years and years. Don't you think they would have that same data? If not, and that data existed wouldn't Skycaddie have bought it? Dunno. I don't care if you play around with the flag and ball position on the green, this is epic if you want to see green contours for approach shots.
  • DeadaimzDeadaimz Advanced Members Posts: 227
    I used the app again yesterday I find it useful for the approach shot view and putt view. This gives me a good idea of what the green is doing. I still found myself using golfshot plus more as I like the look of that one, plus I've been using it for years. I wish they would add something similar for green breaks on it.
  • MysteryVMysteryV Advanced Members Posts: 330 ✭✭
    Tried Golf Logix for the first time today. Some thoughts:



    - The green maps are cumbersome - very cool feature, however you have to place the flag and the ball on every hole. This may not seem like much, however, when placing the two, the map does not rotate to your current orientation, which can be disorienting. There's also quite a bit of room for error with judging the right distance / where exactly to place each. This may be user error as it was the first time I tried the program, however it seems like an idea that will be fantastic with another 6 months of development, but isn't quite there yet.



    - The watch interaction seems ... odd - with Hole 19, when I complete a hole on my phone, the watch will update as well. This does not seem to be the case with Golf Logix (unless there's a setting I'm missing). The seem to operate somewhat independently. That said, WOW, I love the various distances the watch gives - particularly the yardage to lay up for a 100 yard shot. Seems simple, but it convinced me to make a smart play on more than one occasion rather than taking the "get it as close as I can" approach - simply by being there by default. LOVE THIS. Just wish the sync would work a bit better.



    I have a ton more thoughts, but maybe this isn't the right thread - and this beer ain't gonna drink itself.
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    Very interested in how this technology evolves. Keep those reviews coming!
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  • golfbuddygolfbuddy Advanced Members Posts: 224
    After placing the cup and ball, it would be nice to have the app place a putting line to really show the break and where to aim.
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭
    golfbuddy wrote:


    After placing the cup and ball, it would be nice to have the app place a putting line to really show the break and where to aim.




    That would depend on green speed. And take even more skill sway from the game.
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  • MysteryVMysteryV Advanced Members Posts: 330 ✭✭
    After another round with the app, I found that I love the watch interaction even more. It seems that entering the score on the watch changes holes on the app, but not vice verse.



    The putt break piece went unused. It just seems to slow things down more than I’m comfortable with.



    That said, I might use it more if they made the ball / hole placement thing optional,and instead defaulted to making the map rotate to your current alignment. Actually, if that were included, I might even use the placement features. As it stands, it’s just odd to have to stand over the ball and rotate in your head while estimating distance. I realize I could adjust my routine to walk up to the green, pull up the screen, and place the two - but that also assumes I’m in the fairway. When you miss to a side and chip on, walking to the front to then place the items is pretty cumbersome
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  • sirparalotsirparalot Advanced Members Posts: 699 ✭✭
    I am torn on this technology for everyday golfers (even for pros). It is amazing that this much green detail is available to the masses and in the palm of your hand. That said, I think this is another slow play contributor that removes some skill from the game. I don't want to play a 5 hour round and I don't want to watch one on TV either. I can just see it now the foursome in front of me all breaking out their phones to set pin and ball locations and then interpret the map and then walk the putt anyway to verify and then finally miss the putt and start all over again (x4). Reading greens is a skill just like many other parts of the game. This skill needs to be a reward to those that can master it (just like many other golf skills). Pros have had these maps for several years now and the putting stats on tour from specific distances (3', 6' 12'...etc.) have not improved a statistically significant amount as a result of these maps and these are the best in the world who have the ability to putt the ball on the line they choose at a much better rate than the average joe golfer. Part of me applauds the technology and geeks out on it and part of me loathes it and wishes that we would move things back to being more skill based and work to improve those skills in order to improve our game. I'll be curious to see how this evolves and how the average golfer uses it. The purpose of technology comes down to how we leverage it to improve results and our quality of life...That said if you bust out your phone on the green and take more than 30 seconds to figure the line on a 3 foot putt and 10-15 more seconds to put the ball in motion and I'm behind you then we will both have long days and that won't be a good thing for anyones quality of life.... especially after you miss the putt.
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    I am going to test it and if i like it i will order it for the year.
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭
    edited March 2018
    There is an update to the app. Now you can rotate the green with two fingers to match your angle and view of the green and measure lines to the edge of the green to accurately place the ball and the cup. Problem is that app crashes after downloading a course. They still need to be able to blow up the hole to more accurately place the cup on the green. And allow putt made/missed distances and distance from the hole in regulation to be put in for stats.
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    Ping Glide 2.0 56*SS, 60*ES (PX 6.0)
    Ping Vault Arna
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭
    More and more courses are being added, a few that I play often. The green maps are still as accurate as ever. I'm not dropping the flag and green ball. I just look at where my ball is and where the pin is. I can say with a lot of confidence that this app saves me a stroke or two per round.
    Ping G30 LS Tec 10* (DI-6X)
    Ping G30 3W 15* (DI-7X)
    Ping i20 3 (DI-95S), 4-UW (PX 6.0)
    Ping Glide 2.0 56*SS, 60*ES (PX 6.0)
    Ping Vault Arna
  • OkijamesOkijames Members Posts: 2
    Just tried it this week on an Android phone and agree on most of the points here... The breaks are accurate, and impact to pace of play is a big negative.



    Also viewing the app depictions on golflogix.com, and the introduction video, I can say the Putt Break feature DOES NOT appear on my phone as depicted on their web site! Instead, it looks like the pictures shown here (https://www.thehackersparadise.com/golf-logix-interview-golf-unfiltered-151/). The reality on Android is far less intuitive than the web site would lead one to believe.



    Are the website depictions accurate for iPhone?
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭
    Okijames wrote:


    Just tried it this week on an Android phone and agree on most of the points here... The breaks are accurate, and impact to pace of play is a big negative.



    Also viewing the app depictions on golflogix.com, and the introduction video, I can say the Putt Break feature DOES NOT appear on my phone as depicted on their web site! Instead, it looks like the pictures shown here (https://www.thehackersparadise.com/golf-logix-interview-golf-unfiltered-151/). The reality on Android is far less intuitive than the web site would lead one to believe.



    Are the website depictions accurate for iPhone?




    That was the old green rendering. The new one is what you’re seeing. I like the old one better.
    Ping G30 LS Tec 10* (DI-6X)
    Ping G30 3W 15* (DI-7X)
    Ping i20 3 (DI-95S), 4-UW (PX 6.0)
    Ping Glide 2.0 56*SS, 60*ES (PX 6.0)
    Ping Vault Arna
  • OkijamesOkijames Members Posts: 2
    Ok thanks, I'll wait for a better interface.
  • MysteryVMysteryV Advanced Members Posts: 330 ✭✭
    I paid for putt breaks, but man - it’s cumbersome. The new UI is even worse than the old one.



    My biggest issue with the app is that I enter my score on my phone, but the hole doesn’t sync over to my watch. Instead I have to manually change holes on my watch which is slow AF.



    I have the option of inputting score on my watch, and that WILL change the hole on my phone, it’s too small to engage with, and I can’t enter things like bunkers, pitches, etc.



    Might be lookin for a new app after this subscription runs out. This is too expensive to be this cumbersome and poorly serviced
    Driver: Ping G400 Max w/ Tensei PO
    3 Wood: Epic 3+ w/ GD AD-DI
    Irons: Miura CB-1008 w/ Oban CT-115
    Wedges: Miura Y Grind 51, Miura K Grind 56,60 w/ Modus Wedge
    Putter: Scotty Newport 2 - AOP Oval Track
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭
    edited July 2018
    MysteryV wrote:


    I paid for putt breaks, but man - it’s cumbersome. The new UI is even worse than the old one.



    My biggest issue with the app is that I enter my score on my phone, but the hole doesn’t sync over to my watch. Instead I have to manually change holes on my watch which is slow AF.



    I have the option of inputting score on my watch, and that WILL change the hole on my phone, it’s too small to engage with, and I can’t enter things like bunkers, pitches, etc.



    Might be lookin for a new app after this subscription runs out. This is too expensive to be this cumbersome and poorly serviced




    The new UI is terrible. The greens dont react how you want when you adjust it. Bring back the old white one and use the GPS to show where you are on the green.



    I rarely use the greens mode once they left the original UI. They need more courses too. It seems to have maxed out.
    Ping G30 LS Tec 10* (DI-6X)
    Ping G30 3W 15* (DI-7X)
    Ping i20 3 (DI-95S), 4-UW (PX 6.0)
    Ping Glide 2.0 56*SS, 60*ES (PX 6.0)
    Ping Vault Arna
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭
    The messed up the app. It’s nearly unuseable now. Nearly impossible to enlarge the green reader and rotate it. Please go back to the original interface. I would not pay money for green maps again as it is now.
    Ping G30 LS Tec 10* (DI-6X)
    Ping G30 3W 15* (DI-7X)
    Ping i20 3 (DI-95S), 4-UW (PX 6.0)
    Ping Glide 2.0 56*SS, 60*ES (PX 6.0)
    Ping Vault Arna
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭
    The newest update makes the app better. You can more easily rotate the maps and the green map knows where you are and orients you toward the middle straight up automatically.
    Ping G30 LS Tec 10* (DI-6X)
    Ping G30 3W 15* (DI-7X)
    Ping i20 3 (DI-95S), 4-UW (PX 6.0)
    Ping Glide 2.0 56*SS, 60*ES (PX 6.0)
    Ping Vault Arna
  • CasualLieCasualLie Do Woodchucks Chuck Wood? Advanced Members Posts: 1,395 ✭✭
    In some ways I find the latest version of green reading on the app speeds up play. It really depends on how it's used. For example, I'm loading up the green view before I get to the green. From there it is just one swipe to get a quick read.



    My question is about the rules. Is a green reading app legal for tournaments / rounds posted for USGA index?
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭
    CasualLie wrote:


    In some ways I find the latest version of green reading on the app speeds up play. It really depends on how it's used. For example, I'm loading up the green view before I get to the green. From there it is just one swipe to get a quick read.



    My question is about the rules. Is a green reading app legal for tournaments / rounds posted for USGA index?




    I just emailed them on this. I did find out that the greens are mapped by a person on the ground using 3D mapping technology that is accurate to 3 cm.
    Ping G30 LS Tec 10* (DI-6X)
    Ping G30 3W 15* (DI-7X)
    Ping i20 3 (DI-95S), 4-UW (PX 6.0)
    Ping Glide 2.0 56*SS, 60*ES (PX 6.0)
    Ping Vault Arna
  • LAslicerLAslicer Members Posts: 46
    Holy Moses wrote:

    CasualLie wrote:


    In some ways I find the latest version of green reading on the app speeds up play. It really depends on how it's used. For example, I'm loading up the green view before I get to the green. From there it is just one swipe to get a quick read.



    My question is about the rules. Is a green reading app legal for tournaments / rounds posted for USGA index?




    I just emailed them on this. I did find out that the greens are mapped by a person on the ground using 3D mapping technology that is accurate to 3 cm.




    Did they ever give an answer for if it is legal for tournaments / rounds posted for USGA index?
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭
    LAslicer wrote:

    Holy Moses wrote:

    CasualLie wrote:


    In some ways I find the latest version of green reading on the app speeds up play. It really depends on how it's used. For example, I'm loading up the green view before I get to the green. From there it is just one swipe to get a quick read.



    My question is about the rules. Is a green reading app legal for tournaments / rounds posted for USGA index?




    I just emailed them on this. I did find out that the greens are mapped by a person on the ground using 3D mapping technology that is accurate to 3 cm.




    Did they ever give an answer for if it is legal for tournaments / rounds posted for USGA index?




    They never emailed me back yet. They've always gotten back to me really quickly before.
    Ping G30 LS Tec 10* (DI-6X)
    Ping G30 3W 15* (DI-7X)
    Ping i20 3 (DI-95S), 4-UW (PX 6.0)
    Ping Glide 2.0 56*SS, 60*ES (PX 6.0)
    Ping Vault Arna
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