The following is *cut and pasted from* Fmagnets:
Would appreciate any help from WGT. members as to various putting speed ratios .
E.G. Fast, Very Fast, Tourney, Championship, etc.
(hope he doesn't mind!??)
9 = 1.1, 10 = 1.2, 11 = 1.3, 12 = 1.45, 13 = 1.6, 14 = 1.7, 15 = 1.8 then +/- elevation +1
Also - 10% of distance for extreme uphillers, and +1ft for every
20ft of putt into a 30mph wind and -1ft for every 30t of putt down a
And you MUST always add the +1 to any
elevation reading because WGT measures every putt down from the centre
of the ball to the green surface. Without this +1 you will have to make
adjustments between long and short putts, and all your green speed
factors would generally be too slow.
The distance is also not the straight line distance to the hole, but
the distance the ball would have to travel to get there (so it's greater
if the putt is bendy). A rough rule of thumb is to add on half the
elevation change you get when you move the marker from the hole to an
aim point the same distance away as the hole. Eg. a bendy putt, you move
the marker 2 yards to the side of the hole and the elevation changes
from +2 to +5, so you are adding an extra +1.5 to the distance in your