Frequently Asked Questions
LEVELINGBack to top
Q: How do levels work?
A: Your overall level is based on your current scoring average in 9- and 18-hole rounds you've tracked using NG360°. The scoring ranges between levels are designed to be more difficult to reach as your game improves. Keep in mind that you can always drop a level if your scoring average goes in the wrong direction. Here's the scoring breakdown for each level:
STICK <= 74.9 PLAYER 75.0-79.9 SHOTMAKER 80.0-85.9 GAMER 86.0-89.9 GRINDER 90.0-99.9 CLIMBER 100.0-119.9 SEEKER >= 120
Q: What about levels for putts, driving accuracy and GIR?
A: Your secondary levels don't factor into your overall (scoring average) level; they are merely an indicator of how well you're performing in different areas. For example, if you're a GAMER in putts but a SHOTMAKER in fairways hit, you might want to spend more time on your long game. Here are the per-round averages by level for each category:
FAIRWAYS GIR PUTTS STICK >= 61% >= 66% < 30 PLAYER 56-60% 58-65% 30.0-31.9 SHOTMAKER 51-55% 51-57% 32.0-32.9 GAMER 44-50% 39-50% 33.0-34.9 GRINDER 29-43% 28-38% 35.0-36.9 CLIMBER 14-28% 16-27% 37.0-39.9 SEEKER <= 13% <= 15% >= 40
Q: How did you come up with levels?
A: Using PGA Tour averages as a baseline, our team of golf experts worked backwards to identify reasonable and reachable standards for overall scoring average, driving accuracy, greens in regulation and putts per round. If you're feeling like your game is improving but you're stuck at a certain level, don't sweat it. Levels are intended only to provide some benchmarks for comparison with other players, and are designed to be more difficult to reach as your game improves.
TRENDINGBack to top
Q: What does the up/down arrow on my stats mean??
A: This shows how you're trending in each area over the last five rounds. Click on each stat on your dashboard for a closer look at the numbers.
SWOOSH STAFFBack to top
Q: Who are the Swoosh Staff?
A: A nationwide network of golf professionals, movement specialists and clubfitters who can show you how to play a new brand of golf: Nike Golf. Modern. Athletic. Authentic.
Q: What can they do for me?
Look to Swoosh Staff online for tips on your uploaded swings, or do some one-on-one work with a Swoosh Staff pro near you. Our Nike Golf NG360° Functional Performance Specialists have designed exercises and workouts to help prepare your body to play better golf. Nike-certified clubfitters can hook you up with the best gear for your game.
REVIEWING SWINGSBack to top
Q: How do I review a swing in NG360°?
A: When you see a swing that's been uploaded by another NG360° user, look for the Swing Review section, then:
- Enter a few comments-suggest a fix, or maybe even some positive feedback
- Add a line or circle to illustrate your point
- Give the swing a rating (1-5)
- Click SUBMIT REVIEW.
Q: What's the deal with the line and circle functions?
A: Swing coaches often use similar technology to show players what's working (and what isn't) in the golf swing. NG360° lets you do the same, on a connection's swing or your own. Here are a few examples:
- Place a line that shows the spine angle at address, so you can see if it's maintained throughout the swing.
- Draw a line on the club shaft at address to see if the club is staying on plane through the downswing and follow-through.
- Place a circle around the head to see if it's dipping or swaying during the swing.
Q: Why should I review other players' swings? I'm no expert.A: NG360° is all about helping players improve their games; don't be shy about sharing your ideas. You may not be an expert, but you still might be able to see something that the player in the video can't. Or maybe you received a tip that helped you tackle a similar swing flaw
CONNECTIONSBack to top
Q: What does it mean to be connected to someone on NG360°?A: It means you're following their progress and they're following yours. Each of you will be able to see the other's full profile, stats and swing videos. And if you play golf together, it's easy to add that player to a round and keep score.
Q: How do I connect with someone?A: It's standard social network operating procedure. Just click the FOLLOW button on their profile page or below their picture in the search results. Their picture will appear on your page under "Following," and your pic will appear on their page under "Followers."
Q: How do I find new connections?A: You can search by state or name among all NG360° users and Swoosh Staff. Be sure to share your NG360° username with friends, and ask for theirs as well.
Q: How do I invite someone to NG360°?A: Just click the Invite People to Join button in the My Connections section on your profile page. Enter an email address, use the pre-populated invitation message or write your own, then click SEND INVITATION.
COMPARE SWINGSBack to top
Q: How do I compare two golf swings?A: When you watch a swing video–your own, one of your connections', or a Nike Golf staff athlete–click on the COMPARE SWING button. You'll see the swing you just viewed, along with a prompt to select a swing to compare. Choose one of your own swings, your connections' swings, or Nike athletes' swings. You can watch each swing separately, or use the slider to sync up each swing and click the center play button to watch simultaneously.
UPLOAD SWINGSBack to top
Q: How do I upload a swing?
A: The best way is to use the NG360° iPhone app, which is designed to provide Swoosh Staff pros with the best possible angles to view your swing. Follow the on-screen guides for foot and ball placement, make sure the entire club will be visible throughout the swing, and click the record button. If you're capturing a video without help from a friend, you can set up a delay to give yourself time to get in position, along with an alert tone to let you know the camera's about to roll.You can search by state or name among all NG360° users and Swoosh Staff. Be sure to share your NG360° username with friends, and ask for theirs as well.
TROPHIESBack to top
Q: How do I win trophies?
A: The simple answer: by playing more and getting better. But it's not always that simple, is it? It takes time and dedication to improve, and you need some motivation to keep it going. That's where the trophies come in, to give you some props when you make a breakthrough on the course. Here's a list of the trophies you can win in NG360°:
Make a hole-in-one
COME FLY WITH ME
Score two or more eagles in a round
1 in a round
Score four or more birdies in a round
Hit every fairway in a round
Hit every green in regulation in a round
Make nine consecutive pars in a round
Make four consecutive birdies in a round
Score six or more pars in a round
Hit less than 30 putts in a round
Make a birdie or better on the opening hole
Make a birdie or better on the final hole
Beat your score in five consecutive rounds
Beat your putts total in three consecutive rounds
STRAIGHT AND STRONG
Beat your fairways-hit in three consecutive rounds
Beat your GIR in three consecutive rounds
Upload two swings to NG360°
Upload 10 or more swings to NG360°
Review two swings on NG360°
Review 10 or more swings on NG360°
NOTIFICATIONSBack to top
Q: What are notifications?A: They're updates on what's happening in NG360°, including the latest from your connections. Get notified when new swings are uploaded or reviewed, scorecards are available, trophies are earned, someone wants to connect with you on NG360° and more. You can choose which notifications and emails you want to receive in your Profile.
GAME PAGEBack to top
Q: How are my stats calculated?
A: Your NG360° scoring average is based primarily on 18-hole rounds on regulation courses, but you have the option of including stats from 9-hole rounds as well. For example, if you enter three 18-hole rounds, NG360° will calculate your averages by dividing by three. If you enter two 18-hole rounds and one 9-hole round, NG360° will divide by 2.5. You can include your official USGA handicap in your profile, but it does not factor into your NG360° scoring average.
Your driving accuracy stats show how often you hit the fairway (instead of the rough), and whether you tend to miss the fairway left or right. For reference, a STICK-level player hits the fairway off the tee more than 61% of the time-at least nine times per round.
Greens in Regulation (GIR) means you reached the green on a par 3 in one stroke, a par 4 in two strokes (or fewer) and a par 5 in three strokes (or fewer). Your GIR stat is displayed as a percentage based on 18 opportunities in a full round. For example, if you hit 10 of 18 greens, your GIR is 55% (which, by the way, would put you at the SHOTMAKER level for GIR).
Your putts-per-round stat is pretty self-explanatory. The fewer, the better.
Q: How do I view my detailed stats?A: This is where it gets fun. Your GAME page on NG360° gives you an all-up view of the state of your game, showing your stats over a designated number of rounds and how your numbers rank by level. You can filter your stats by par 3s, par 4s or par 5s, as well as by specific courses.
BROWSER SUPPORTBack to top
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