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Mon, Jun 27 2022 1:18 AM (109 replies)
  • tbcC
    1 Posts
    Mon, Jan 6 2014 10:17 AM


    What about elevation? how will a drop or rise in this affect ur windage figuring? Myself i dont wanna sit and calculate all this.....i usually just use my best judgement.....and from past shots i have stored away in my mind....

    That's the way I do it just like in real golf

    good post steven

  • SweetiePie
    4,925 Posts
    Tue, Jan 7 2014 7:20 AM

    I just use my nose & ears. Then calculate sound level (sneaky to blasting), lingering hang time, ester type (sweet-sour-musty-dirty sock,etc. with combinations of two or more), the frequentcy, and the always tricky determination of the food(s) eaten and if alcohol is in the mix. 

  • courteneyfish
    15,796 Posts
    Tue, Jan 7 2014 7:34 AM

    I just guess.

  • ApexPC
    3,164 Posts
    Tue, Jan 7 2014 10:42 AM

    Here we are 8 months after the thread started.

    I still use - @ 100 yards (1.00), 1 mph of wind at 90° to the line of the shot = 1 foot deviation from the landing point of the ball.

    And it works really well for me, Particularly when used from the fairway in conjunction with the Chip/Pitch mode green grid -


  • nomTAJ
    52 Posts
    Mon, Mar 31 2014 4:00 PM

    Hi, I have a crosswind related question that maybe you can help me answer please?

    I'm almost embarrassed to ask.. as the solution may well be simple.?

    When using the normal windage add/subtract chart I am happy with the results, but every so often there is an exact side on wind which the chart makes no allowance for. I have no problem working out the yardage if there is a slight deviation up or down with the windage arrow from the mid point position, nor with the wind strength. But I've ruined many rounds/CTTH's and Blitz games by having to take a guess at whether I need more or less club with these 'exact' side winds...

    So IS there a formulae for these winds that I dont know about? or does everyone take a best guess....?

  • cknoll4
    4 Posts
    Tue, Apr 7 2015 6:27 AM

    I have read all the comments about wind and moving right or left passed on the wind but what I have found works the best is putting top spin on the ball and just Ding it.  It works great every time and I have been using this method for a long time. Hope this helps. Try it out in Practse mode and see how it works. Good Luke.


  • 11BC2
    555 Posts
    Mon, Apr 27 2015 10:31 AM

    I  use .707 for 45 degree angle winds and .58 for 65 degree angle.  However, I've found that the chart in this thread doesn't work anywhere close for my club and ball.  So for me, if I have a 27-29 wind at 45 degrees is go;  28 divided by 1.707 = 16.4 mpw (head/back)

    The next shot adjustment I then divide or multiple that 16.4 MPW depending on how far away I am.  100y gets divided by 2.  80y divided by 2.2.  150y divided by 1.2.  170y by 1.  200y X 1.2.  250y X 1.5 etc etc.

    My final shot adjustment depends on my b/s;  Full b/s gets multiplied by 1.05.  It's not perfect but works for me lol.  At least I'm consistently putting the ball 5y or closer to the pin in 25-30+ winds, which is a big improvement for me (my formula!).


  • ISH47
    1,963 Posts
    Mon, Apr 27 2015 3:10 PM

    When I used to go to the dog track a lot, I'd pay special attention to which dog took a dump just before entering the gate.. Hope this helps.

  • jiggsie
    478 Posts
    Mon, Apr 27 2015 3:45 PM

    I found 2 things work fairly well - the rectangle that shows the small triangle, from the point of the triangle to the edge of the rectangle equals 5 yards. I multiply the wind by ..6 for the distance, and move accordingly.

    The second method is 3 Hail Marys and 2 Our Fathers, and a lot of hope


  • 11BC2
    555 Posts
    Mon, Apr 27 2015 4:14 PM

    I'm new to the game so take my suggestion with a grain of salt.  For exact cross winds I've been multiplying the wind by;  100y 1.1 > 150y 1.15 > 200y 1.2 > 250y 1.25.  So if you have a 20 mph side wind with the above numbers you add, in order, 3 > 4 > 5 > and 6 yards respectively.