Hello there WGT players and moderators, this post is made so I may share my WGT experiences and notes, that I've made as I played WGT. The two things I'd like to share at this moment are distance tips on putting and distance tips on full swing shots. Maybe my notes will help your game or you can add parts to your own shot making technique.
The way I find how hard I should hit my putts isn't that complex. First I'd like you to know that this formula is based upon very fast green speeds. Very fast seems to be very common speed seen by most players, because a lot of players range from pro, tour pro, and master. Now to get down to it. The first step is to simply take the distance to the hole and add the elevation to the distance if the hole is higher or subtract the elevation to the distance if the hole is lower. The second step is based off very fast greens, and for very fast greens subtracting one foot per 10 feet, works nicely for me. Then you should have your distance to hit the putt, which brings you to the third step. Third is to find that distance on your putter's meter. Here's some examples of finding putt distance:
(32ft distance - 1ft per 10ft) - 4in down = 25ft putt
(11ft distance - 1ft per 10ft) + 1in up = 11ft putt
(66ft distance - 1ft per 10ft) - 11in down = 45.5ft putt
Full swing shots have many more factors that effect how hard to hit the shot. These factors include elevation, wind, green slope, and green speed. For now I've only found a formula that works well on elevation. Elevation effects a shots distance differently depending on total shot distance. I find how much is effected by multiplying elevation and 100. With that total I then divide that by distance. The answer after division is how much you should add or subtract. Add if the hole location is higher, and subtract if the hole location is lower. You should also take into account that higher elevations cause more roll and lower elevations cause less roll. I haven't found any formula to find how much wind effects shots at various distances. If anyone knows one, please post it. Here's some examples of finding distance on full swing shots (keep in mind you should subtract some if the shot involves rolling on the green):
(25ft down elevation x 100 / 135yrd total distance) - total distance = 116.5yrd shot
I'll break that equation down for you. Take the elevation of 25ft and multiply it by 100, that gives you 2,500. Take that 2,500 and divide it by the total distance of 135yrds. That will give you 18.5 which is how much you will subtract from the total distance of 135yrds. Finally you get your distance you should hit your shot, which is 116.5yrds. If the hole was an upward elevation you would of added that to the total distance.
I hope these tips help you sink more putts and hit them close!
Sincerely,
-W000T