JCSneed: But I have to give 11BC2 credit for actually timing the speed of the dots when using my system. I just guesstimated the speed by watching them: e.g. full speed, 1/2 speed. 1/4 speed, etc...
Thanks for the shout out. To clarify though, I never counted the speed of the dots. Instead I would rapidly hit space bar to continually reset the dot flow and then "eyeball" what I thought the appropriate flow should be. 20% - 150% being average.
Additionally I would either add or subtract to the actual distance of the putt. I.e. If you have a 10F putt that is +3 inches uphill I would adjust the aiming point by making the putt 7F adjusted and then * by the flow %. So 10F flat putt would be 10* 50% flow = 5F aim point. Plus 3 inches uphill would be 7*50% flow = 3.5F aim point, etc.
All these are based on Stimp 13. For each adjusted stimp such as 12,
11, 10, 9, 8, 7 you *roughly* multiply your final aim point by .1 for
each drop. I.e. Stimp 13 final aim point would be 10F. Stimp 12 would
be 10*.1 -1 = 9F. Stimp 11 10*.2-2= 8F aim point, etc.
For DH putts I made my own formula based in progressively steeper grades. I.e. 10F putt 3 inches DH I would add around 6F of distance. So 10F *50% flow = 5F aim point. 10F putt 3 inches DH would be 16*50% = 8F aim point. As the DH increases so does my own formula. So a 15F putt 6in DH would be something like 29F * 50% = 14.5F aim point (roughly 1 full grid).
This adjustment in elevation, whether adding or subtracting scales extremely well with slower and faster green speeds too. Good to see you back in the forum. Big thanks to your method. It's what I use the majority of the time. Double and triple breakers can be more challenging but you can still mess around with the math (just have to do the math 2X for each different break) and find the average.
Cheers. Sean.
p.s. Cheers to JoshNosh too! Haven't seen you in a while. Then again, I haven't been playing either. ^_o