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Tue, Aug 11 2020 1:31 AM (8 replies)
  • Veraps
    126 Posts
    Sat, Aug 1 2020 12:36 PM

    I really struggle with judging the distance hitting from the rough.  Is there a generally recognized calculation to use?  ie. 25-30% equals an extra X% distance, and so on?

     

    Any help with this would be appreciated.

     

    Thanks

    Kyle 

  • DufferJohn7
    2,903 Posts
    Wed, Aug 5 2020 8:12 PM

    Kyle,

    Here's a starting point. I have my equipment mapped from fairway lie and adjust as follows:

    20/25% multiply by 1.03, ie add 3%

    25/30%, 1.08

    30/40%, 1.11

    40/50%, 1.17

    Doesn't always work and you'll need to experiment to work out the change in roll out at different green speeds. But it's a start.

    Have fun and hit em straight,

    John

    Edited to add if you want to get out of your dead CC give us a shout at Jolly Jims Casual Country Club

  • alosso
    20,008 Posts
    Wed, Aug 5 2020 10:57 PM

    I also limit my clubs according to the lies.

    30/40: Prefer punch to full shots of longer clubs,

    40/50: only irons.

  • Mythanatos
    1,741 Posts
    Thu, Aug 6 2020 8:13 AM

    it's also course dependent.  

  • club578
    423 Posts
    Thu, Aug 6 2020 8:35 AM

    25/30 +5   30/40  +10   40/50   +15 works

  • Cicero733
    676 Posts
    Thu, Aug 6 2020 11:06 AM

    A basic equation that works for me (outside 45 yds)

    30/40 rough - distance x 1.1

    40/50 rough - distance time x 1.2

    Depending upon club and distance to travel you will need to consider roll out. Wedges will have less roll out than mid or short irons. These shots will be affected by wind speed, wind direction, trajectory, green speed, elevation, and to a lesser extent spin on the ball. 

    Inside 45 yds to 18 yds punch (there is a punch distance table available in previous forum posts you just need to search for it). Again, roll out is a factor and you have to account for that.

    Inside 17 yds I use the pitch shot ... this shot is dependent upon your ball, club, green speed, elevation, and is course dependent. You have to practice and make notes to hone in the distances

  • Veraps
    126 Posts
    Mon, Aug 10 2020 6:03 AM

    Thanks John, great advice.

     

    Would love to find a new country club.  Let me know if you have any spots available and how I might be able to join.

     

    Thanks

    Kyle 

  • Veraps
    126 Posts
    Mon, Aug 10 2020 10:52 AM

    Thanks to everyone who chimed in with their thoughts/approaches.  I find this forum extremely helpful in improving my game.

     

    Cheers

  • callaghan159
    4,837 Posts
    Tue, Aug 11 2020 1:31 AM

    Veraps:

    Thanks John, great advice.

     

    Would love to find a new country club.  Let me know if you have any spots available and how I might be able to join.

     

    Thanks

    Kyle 

    Finding a new club is easy but you first have to quit the club your in. Find a club you want to join and click on "request to join" on that club home page.

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