This is a very realistic golf game. If you were actually playing golf, you would actively consider which club you would use and how much force to exert in making a swing. This game is no different. The default to a large force for a fringe putt simply means that the programmers who implemented the default for a fringe putt set it at one place - 150 feet. Programming in variable settings depending upon where you are on the fringe is not an easy challenge, I would assume ( I am NOT a programmer!). Before ANY shot in real life golf or WGT, you should assess the lie of the shot, the wind, the elevation before deciding which club to use and how hard to hit it. That's what makes this game such a great and interesting challenge. To become proficient, check all the variables before striking a shot.