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#31 MaxxOn

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:35 AM

The rules of golf allow you to move the marker  
 
If your 10 mts of the green and the balls running on line for the hole my marker will not disturb the roll


Rules or no rules I'd be moving it.

How does a ball from outide 10m off the green not get disturbed compared to a ball inside 10m from the green?
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:35 AM

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:36 AM

The measurement option is more accurate though. Say the marker is at approx 4metres on the opposite side of the hole to your ball that is at 3.95m, how are you going to say for certain that one is closer without measuring it?
I personally think measuring tapes are the most accurate and best way to do it, because you can measure things outside of 2m more quickly and easily than using the measurements on the flag. 
Also, if you have a metallic marker on the green, you run the risk of having an approach shot land on it and unfairly ruin the players shot. I would be ropeable if I hit one and had the ball bounce off the back of the green.


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:37 AM

Lets say you own a realestate firm and your advertisement is on the NTP marker 
and some body has Stiffed it 300mm from the hole 
Happy days


I'd hope I had my glasses with me to read the fine print.
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:37 AM

Rules or no rules I'd be moving it.

How does a ball from outide 10m off the green not get disturbed compared to a ball inside 10m from the green?

If your on the green you can use the option to move the marker 
If your 10 mts of the green most of the time you don't bother 



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:38 AM

If your on the green you can use the option to move the marker 
If your 10 mts of the green most of the time you don't bother


So you aren't saying it doesn't disturb the roll, just that you wouldn't be bothered moving it.

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:39 AM

I'd hope I had my glasses with me to read the fine print.

I recon your not a fan 



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:39 AM

I recon your not a fan


I don't get it mate, I don't think I'm alone.

Just trying to understand it.

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 11:11 AM

I don't get it mate, I don't think I'm alone.

Just trying to understand it.

you keep saying that ?

 

Either your not reading the forum replies 

or your trying to piss on my chips 



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 11:20 AM

you keep saying that ?
 
Either your not reading the forum replies 
or your trying to piss on my chips


Maybe you should read my posts, I have been asking genuine questions to try and understand the need for anyone to buy or use this product.
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 01:56 PM

I can see some value in it.

It is very easy to determine whether your ball is closer to the hole than the marker without the need to measure, unless they are a similar distance and opposite sides of the hole.  Most times, it saves time to have the marker on the green.

 

Those who went to school would know that simple triangulation would show which is closer.

 

Tape measures get pinched by arseholes.


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 03:24 PM

I can see how there is a small time saving for obvious decisions of distace from the hole.

 

What I can't fathom is the business decisions behind going into production.

 

What would a golf club charge for selling a piece of advertising that size? And what business would realistically think "yeah, social media is so yesterday, I'm going to get the punters in by advertising on a 35mm diameter metal marker in the ground". ? Honest question.

 

According to the 2016 Golf Australia Participation report, there are 1347 golf course clubs nationally. How many of these has your market research told you will be interested in purchase, percentage wise? 30%. And how many would each club buy? 5? I'm guessing but keen to hear your thoughts.

 

I like someone having a crack and being innovative, but I'm equally as interested in the numbers. I understand if you don't want to disclose this information.


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 04:16 PM

Many clubs I’ve played at don’t have a tape measure and often don’t have measures on the flag stick - which are a nightmare anyway.

I’ve seen old golf balls with a nail through them and full size metal or plastic spikes with space for paper stuck into the green. I think the small marker and having the paper at the side is a good idea. If it was a good price we’d consider it for our social club. I’ve seen a very similar approach used by many clubs with different coloured markers for ladies vs men’s NTPs on the same green - just put the marker near your ball before you putt and write your name on the card.

Not sure the market size. Being theoretically able to be putted over is cool but all people do now is simply move the marker sideways anyway.
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 04:45 PM

This is whats for sale over the net 
The choice is tape measure, bulky marker, or flag stick,
Most clubs go with the under photo and are very keen on my markers 
My thoughts are world wide clubs ordering 10 NTP markers and 50 ball markers 
The IP rights cover the world 

My 35mm markers has been tested on greens like snooker tables and still the ball rolls over the top. 

My 20mm ball markers that fits into the putter handle have sold all over the world for 7 years and the feedback is incredible. 
 

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 05:15 PM

This is whats for sale over the net 
The choice is tape measure, bulky marker, or flag stick,
Most clubs go with the under photo and are very keen on my markers 
My thoughts are world wide clubs ordering 10 NTP markers and 50 ball markers 
The IP rights cover the world 

My 35mm markers has been tested on greens like snooker tables and still the ball rolls over the top. 

My 20mm ball markers that fits into the putter handle have sold all over the world for 7 years and the feedback is incredible. 
 

 Ok, so not really the answers I was looking for.

 

What price point are each of the products retailing at?

 

How are they currently marketed?






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