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Thu, Feb 4 2021 3:51 AM (12 replies)
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  • happyman123uk
    1,242 Posts
    Mon, Dec 28 2020 8:54 PM

    How far would my 135 club go if I where hitting it into a 24MPH wind ?I know how to work wind out  wind x distance / 180 but that tells me how much to add onto my shot not how far a certain club will go into a certain wind 

     

    so how far would it go ? 

  • ScottHope
    7,979 Posts
    Tue, Dec 29 2020 6:18 AM

    As a rough guide I would say take 0.5% off the distance for every mph of wind.

    So...

    24mph x 0.5% = 12%

    135yds - 12% = 119yds

    Please bear in mind that cats ain't very good at golf. : ))

  • MarchieB
    1,049 Posts
    Tue, Dec 29 2020 7:13 AM

    Just plug it into your formula using the club as your distance;

    (24 x 135) / 180 =  Wind Compensation   
    3240 / 180 = WC
    18 = WC

    Now subtract the Wind Comp from your clubs distance

    135 - 18 = 117

    So your 135yrd club will travel approx 117yrds into a 24mph wind

     

  • Kenher01
    1,150 Posts
    Tue, Dec 29 2020 7:48 AM

    I'll leave it to the OP to clear up but in his own words he said "in to" a 24 mph wind, In my book that's a Headwind & with a 24 mph wind would be a Tailwind

    Also it would be /260 with a Tail & not /180 so it would be (24 * 135) /260


    3240/260 = 12.46

    135 - 12.46 = 122.5

    ...................................

    /180 in to a Headwind

    (24 * 135) /180

    3240/180 = 18

    135 + 18 = 153

     

    Ken

     

  • club578
    446 Posts
    Tue, Dec 29 2020 9:45 AM

    just add 1/2 of wind head or tailwind

  • el3n1
    4,004 Posts
    Tue, Dec 29 2020 11:14 AM

    happyman123uk:
    not how far a certain club will go into a certain wind 

    the math tells you one aspect of shot calculations, which you state you are already aware of...

    what you appear to be asking, is something that requires more information  and / or ball mapping notes and style of play such as amount of spin typically used.

    you have a L51 ball in the bag with high end irons... balls with identical spin and distance calculations tend to be impacted more by wind / distance effect I believe especially if you are using FBS. 

    heavy wind conditions tend to require more work than low winds because the slightest deviation or miss calculation can throw everything else off and lead you down a road of a rant about crazy variance or unlucky VEM.

    a FBS will likely get knocked down more than a 1/2 BS or flat shot - which means you have to be aware of how to adjust your calculations to your style of play... otherwise you have to map out the details which can be a good 2-5y or more variation depending on spin used.

    That said, you can do the math and that will get you in the area you want but how YOUR club/ ball combo responds to those calculations are something you have to learn or pick up from someone that plays that same setup.  

    btw, those numbers will also vary for a tee shot and a fairway shot... most of the time you can get by with generalizations but if you are trying to hit a very precise spot on a c14 green that can mean the ball comes back off the green or lands, skips and goes longer than expected -  a 2-3y variation may be the difference between getting up and down to save par or having a good look at birdie.

    Might not be what you were looking for, but it would require going out and mapping that ball for a more precise answer - or actual yardage. 

     

  • happyman123uk
    1,242 Posts
    Tue, Dec 29 2020 2:40 PM

    Thanks guys I am only after making a quick refence sheet not the exact distance and the 260 makes a difference.

    H

  • bradner604
    1,348 Posts
    Tue, Jan 12 2021 6:01 PM

    Kenher01:

    I'll leave it to the OP to clear up but in his own words he said "in to" a 24 mph wind, In my book that's a Headwind & with a 24 mph wind would be a Tailwind

    Also it would be /260 with a Tail & not /180 so it would be (24 * 135) /260


    3240/260 = 12.46

    135 - 12.46 = 122.5

    ...................................

    /180 in to a Headwind

    (24 * 135) /180

    3240/180 = 18

    135 + 18 = 153

    Ken

    Hot damn, I've been using the same (tailwind) calculation for both a hw and a tw.  I can't recall if I'm having a consistent short hit in headwinds though.  I guess only in heavy straight on head-winds I'd see the yardage variance.  Thanks for the tip Ken.

  • BWerthy
    965 Posts
    Fri, Jan 15 2021 12:21 PM

    bradner604:

    Hot damn, I've been using the same (tailwind) calculation for both a hw and a tw.  I can't recall if I'm having a consistent short hit in headwinds though.  I guess only in heavy straight on head-winds I'd see the yardage variance.  Thanks for the tip Ken.

    Thought I sent you my wind numbers for HW and TW.  Definitely different. 

  • bradner604
    1,348 Posts
    Mon, Jan 18 2021 6:24 PM

    BWerthy:
    Thought I sent you my wind numbers for HW and TW.  Definitely different. 

    I think that I've made so many "tweaks" to my calcs that I've lost track of my revisions...when I checked last I had the same calc inputted whether it was a TW or HW - no wonder I was going crazy in heavy winds...

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