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Any math formulas to find putt distance?

Sun, Feb 23 2020 11:34 PM by AlejBaran. 48 replies.
  • W000T United States
    104 Posts
    Mon, Nov 8 2010 9:58 PM

    Surely there is a formula to find how much to change the change the power of a putt when there is elevation change.  We know the variables: elevation, distance, and green speed percent.  So is it possible to have a formula to plug the variables that we know into it?

  • WGTicon United States
    12,456 Posts
    Tue, Nov 9 2010 8:03 AM

    Hi,

    Because each hole has different elevation, undulation, slope, and so on, I do not think it's possible to have a formula. Instead, notes are your guide. If you hit putt from a spot on a specific hole and it does something good or very bad, make a note of it. Next time you are there, you will have previous notes and can adjust.

    -wgticon

  • YancyCan United States
    3,011 Posts
    Tue, Nov 9 2010 8:34 AM

    W000T:

    Surely there is a formula to find how much to change the change the power of a putt when there is elevation change.  We know the variables: elevation, distance, and green speed percent.  So is it possible to have a formula to plug the variables that we know into it?

     

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  • W000T United States
    104 Posts
    Tue, Nov 9 2010 9:09 AM

    I had a tiny formula that was doing alright, but it wouldn't work with some variables such as smaller numbers like short putts.  It was 100 minus Green Speed (20 for very fast) times Elevation divided by Distance equals Distance Differance (what you add or subtract from the distance variable).  Since this doesn't work all the time due to extreme input or short putts, I was wondering if there was a more stable formula.

  • hbthree United States
    478 Posts
    Tue, Nov 9 2010 11:12 AM

    For most situations and assuming one is playing what  WGT now refers to as "Fast" greens...I add or subtract one foot for every inch the putt is up or down, respectfully.  For example if one has a 20 foot putt with 4 inches "up" then I make the shot as a 24 foot putt.  If that same 20 foot putt is 4 inches down, then I make the shot as a 16 foot putt.

     

    If one is playing "very fast" greens, I multiply the distance as calulated above by 85% (.85)...if  I am playing "slow" greens then I multiply the distance as calculated above by 120% (1.20).

     

    Hope this helps...Harve

     

  • duffer66 United States
    700 Posts
    Tue, Nov 9 2010 12:05 PM

    harve is pretty close to the formulas I use, I have to make mention of the greens on the different courses. Some are a little faster such as SA, BP is usually a little slower under the same conditions so you will have to experiment a little with the distances.

     

    Duff

  • mrenn29 United States
    380 Posts
    Tue, Nov 9 2010 1:12 PM

    x(3x-y)+ 3/4(3.14+y)    hope this helps. lol

  • YancyCan United States
    3,011 Posts
    Tue, Nov 9 2010 1:17 PM

    mrenn29:

    x(3x-y)+ 3/4(3.14+y)    hope this helps. lol

     

    Hi - I am Yancy

    Is the code you posted open-source?

    Is it incorporatables into me projects and whatnots? I dont want to step on anyone's toes and such.

    Best Regards, Yancy

  • mohuyu United Kingdom
    891 Posts
    Tue, Nov 9 2010 1:41 PM

    mrenn29:
    x(3x-y)+ 3/4(3.14+y)

    Don't know what the x's and y's represent in your formula.

    The formula I have been using has been mentioned by hbthree. It works absolutely great. I worked out the standard deviation of a sample of twenty 25ft putts on a relatively flat green without much break (SA #1) and it comes out to about 2ft with the redwood putter. All of the putts were dinged/almost. So it is about right - judging breaks though is another story.

  • JuanMendoza Australia
    466 Posts
    Tue, Nov 9 2010 2:18 PM

    Yes, but I'm not telling....

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