You know I made one out of a business card and it don't work,cause you never really know how the program is telling the wind what to do.
That's the key thing for me. I have absolutely nothing against Kat and those who put in the work to accurately work out the theoretical effect of winds of various strengths and directions on the flight of the ball. Especially when, like Kat, they're happy to share the results of all that work with anyone who asks for it.
The catch, for me anyway, is the word theoretical I used in that statement. And I don't believe it doesn't belong there. We all know that two shots played with identical power in identical wind and with identical gear will not always give an identical result. There are no clubs in this game which have 100% precision, they all hit the ball slightly different each time. Sure, if you play the same shot 100 times it may well land the ball on the exact same spot 5 or 6 times, maybe more for all I know, but it certainly won't do it 100 times.
I admit to being a bit of a purist. I'm full of admiration for Mercedes and all the driver aids they pack into an S class these days but they're not helping people develop driving skills. Stamp on the gas pedal on a wet road and the traction control will sort it out. The ABS will do the same when you stand on the brake pedal. Can't park a car? No worries, it'll do it for you these days. It'll even keep you within your lane on the motorway, brake for you if it thinks you're going to crash into the car in front and warn you if it thinks you're becoming drowsy.
All these things have made cars much safer over the years but they're taking away the driver input.
Obviously it's not in the same league but I feel similar about entering some numbers into a program and being told exactly where to aim and how hard to hit the ball. And then seeing deviation send it 4 yards right.
I'm just a seat of the pants sort of guy.
And a rather long winded one sometimes.