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Sat, Dec 4 2021 3:37 PM (5 replies)
  • Longplayer911
    8 Posts
    Fri, Sep 10 2021 2:36 AM

    Been playing for 6 yrs and i am still cnfused about distance, latest confusion. Short hole 216yds downhill 40ft, I hit 20yds less which makes 196yds, wind following right to left 4/6, I hit 194yds, it ends up 27yds short and a lost ball, what am I doing wrong?

  • Rallenk
    18 Posts
    Wed, Nov 24 2021 5:45 AM

    Hit a 4 iron at 9.64 power. Should be right

  • borntobesting
    9,287 Posts
    Wed, Nov 24 2021 12:58 PM

    Longplayer911:

    Been playing for 6 yrs and i am still cnfused about distance, latest confusion. Short hole 216yds downhill 40ft, I hit 20yds less which makes 196yds, wind following right to left 4/6, I hit 194yds, it ends up 27yds short and a lost ball, what am I doing wrong?

    First that shot should be hit around 205 not 194. Second are you sure you didn't accidentally change clubs? 

    Third how much spin did you use? 

    what hole? 

  • HamdenPro
    368 Posts
    Wed, Nov 24 2021 2:52 PM

    borntobesting:
    First that shot should be hit around 205

    Agreed, I figure 202-203..figured deducting 13yds for the 40' downhill adjustment. and, maybe, a tad yard or so for the following wind, imho.

    But that is just me, I am not a Champion by a long shot.

  • rjteeithi
    597 Posts
    Sun, Nov 28 2021 4:14 PM

    Longplayer911:

    Been playing for 6 yrs and i am still cnfused about distance, latest confusion. Short hole 216yds downhill 40ft, I hit 20yds less which makes 196yds, wind following right to left 4/6, I hit 194yds, it ends up 27yds short and a lost ball, what am I doing wrong?

    my math which isnt close to exact would be 203 in this example

  • mnb1985
    187 Posts
    Sat, Dec 4 2021 3:37 PM

    Hi mate.

     

    I’m not an amazing player but my distances are very consistent.

     

    I can’t say what’s right and wrong but I can tell you how I would play that one. 

    To the pin from your position I would be looking at 202.7 yards

     

    crosswind i would be looking at aiming 2.3-2.6 boxes over depending which club I hit 4i or 3i.

    When you aim you can change a crosswind from say 9’oclock to an 8.5 slight headwind or 9.5 slight tailwind to your shot. (Not normally on a longer iron but certainly on your wedges and you 9,8,7)

     

    looking at your ball club combo I personally would’ve hit that with full backspin (4i) at 98% or if it was a 40ft drop to an uphill sloped green I would’ve hit the 3i at 93% no backspin to allow 3/4 yards of rollout.

     

    hope that helps  

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