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Why Do Shot Results Yield Such Random Results

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Mon, Oct 7 2019 4:54 AM by andwhy67. 4 replies.
  • RenoRick United States
    103 Posts
    Sat, Oct 5 2019 3:57 PM

    150 yards landing at 127?

    143 yards (dinged) into a straight headwind, winds up off to the right by 5 yards?

    Is there randomness built into these shots?  Of course, I'm not playing with a $3 ball.

     

  • TopShelf2010 United States
    8,859 Posts
    Sun, Oct 6 2019 3:59 PM

    RenoRick:
    Is there randomness built into these shots?  Of course, I'm not playing with a $3 ball

    Different balls react differently depending on their specs.

    Naturally, the unlimited rock starter ball will have some variation. Many have offered the advice of simply upgrading to the Tour SD ball will show drastic improvement.

     

    Don

  • SimonTheBeetle Canada
    920 Posts
    Sun, Oct 6 2019 4:06 PM

    And also THIS.

    Good luck.

  • DoctorLarry United States
    2,843 Posts
    Sun, Oct 6 2019 6:27 PM

    RenoRick:

    150 yards landing at 127?

    143 yards (dinged) into a straight headwind, winds up off to the right by 5 yards?

    Is there randomness built into these shots?  Of course, I'm not playing with a $3 ball.

     

    You did not mention change in elevation - which changes the distance.  Amount and type of spin also affects distance and wind effects.  If you have not mapped your clubs, that is helpful to get more accurate distances, as well.

    Also, the wind is variable - quite a bit on some courses and some holes.

  • andwhy67 France
    2,465 Posts
    Mon, Oct 7 2019 4:54 AM

    DoctorLarry:

    RenoRick:

    150 yards landing at 127?

    143 yards (dinged) into a straight headwind, winds up off to the right by 5 yards?

    Is there randomness built into these shots?  Of course, I'm not playing with a $3 ball.

     

     

    Also, the wind is variable - quite a bit on some courses and some holes.

    Also check from behind the hole, it might look it’s a direct headwind, from behind it might show slightly left or right.

     

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