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Sun, Jun 5 2022 2:48 PM (28 replies)
  • HamdenPro
    1,609 Posts
    Sat, Jun 4 2022 3:15 PM

    SimonTheBeetle:
    Aha! I see, I see.... Quite sly, eh!

    Never underestimate HK.

  • ct690911
    6,836 Posts
    Sat, Jun 4 2022 4:02 PM

    HamdenPro:

    SimonTheBeetle:
    Aha! I see, I see.... Quite sly, eh!

    Never underestimate HK.

    Henry has collected 6931 names on his FL, and is still going strong. I sometimes wonder if only a "Bot" could do that...lol

  • HamdenPro
    1,609 Posts
    Sat, Jun 4 2022 4:47 PM

    ct690911:
    I sometimes wonder if only a "Bot" could do that.

    Not just any bot...We may be talking about the Greatest Bot on WGT!!

  • Duphpherer
    224 Posts
    Sat, Jun 4 2022 4:47 PM

    Riviera CC is a local course that has a bunker in the middle of the 6th green. Wedges are likely mandatory at some point and perfectly legal.  

    During a practice session a while back, I tried a wedge on the green... pretty much nothing but 3 yds of roll on the couple attempts I made. Has WGT made wedges less effective on greens since the OP posted a couple years ago? Fringe is open to all shots. 

  • HamdenPro
    1,609 Posts
    Sat, Jun 4 2022 4:55 PM

    Duphpherer:
    othing but 3 yds of roll on the couple attempts I made. Has WGT made wedges less effective on greens since the OP posted a couple years ago?

    Nope, you can still use wedges on the green. You have to set it for full wedge and hit power for 200% (yes- 200%) of distance. Good luck and let us know what you think.  

    I have a friend who uses his wedge all the time, on the greens, which, personally, I do not approve, unless long putts, like over 80' on St A's, but it works for him.

  • Duphpherer
    224 Posts
    Sat, Jun 4 2022 5:18 PM

    HamdenPro:

    Nope, you can still use wedges on the green. You have to set it for full wedge and hit power for 200% (yes- 200%) of distance. Good luck and let us know what you think.  

    I have a friend who uses his wedge all the time, on the greens, which, personally, I do not approve, unless long putts, like over 80' on St A's, but it works for him.

    I'll have to go back and revisit my options on the greens. There's been a few times where I've barely crawled onto a par 5 green and found myself stymied by a peninsula of rough between my ball and the hole. 

    Those are the times it's sometimes better to leave yourself off the green completely. I just can't help myself from trying to reach. lol 

     

  • Duphpherer
    224 Posts
    Sun, Jun 5 2022 10:05 AM

    HamdenPro:

    Nope, you can still use wedges on the green. You have to set it for full wedge and hit power for 200% (yes- 200%) of distance. Good luck and let us know what you think.  

    I have a friend who uses his wedge all the time, on the greens, which, personally, I do not approve, unless long putts, like over 80' on St A's, but it works for him.

    Ha! I couldn't have planned this better.

    Last night, in a coin game match, 17th hole St. Andrews. Think it was 17, the hole with blind drive over building. My wind driven drive ended up in brush with the horrible lie. I only managed to get to the front of that kidney shaped green. Of course the perfect scenario with a big chunk of rough between my ball and the pin 90 feet away. No way could I putt anywhere near the flag. Being as my opponent was likely going to win anyway perfect conditions to try the full 60 yard wedge shot. If I could manage par, at least he'd have to make a five footer to win.

    You called it HP, I hit a full wedge (net 30 yds on green) over the rough and the ball ended up about 6 ft from the cup which I sank for par. Opponent congratulated me on saving par while making his bird. So nice to know that option is available. It's like a new weapon in the golf bag. Thanks. 

  • Cicero733
    1,841 Posts
    Sun, Jun 5 2022 2:17 PM

    FWIW I haven’t tested these in awhile, but I ran across a mapping for wedge putts with the Cleveland 64° and 60° wedges a few years back. If I remember correctly, you should allow about 3 yds for roll out (level putts). I used these numbers when backspin was allowed on wedge putts in the mobile game and no roll out allowance was required.

    64° Wedge

    38’  50%

    48’  60%

    58’  70%

    68’  80%

    78’  90%

    60° Wedge

    88’  90%

    98’ 100%

     

  • HamdenPro
    1,609 Posts
    Sun, Jun 5 2022 2:48 PM

    Duphpherer:
    Ha! I couldn't have planned this better

    Duphpherer:
    You called it HP, I hit a full wedge (net 30 yds on green) over the rough and the ball ended up about 6 ft from the cup which I sank for par

    LMAO - Love to hear it.  I am glad you got that shot now. 

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