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#### Torrey Pines Hole 3 Par3 distance issue

Sun, Jun 5 2022 4:34 PM (37 replies)
•  borntobesting 9,485 Posts Sat, Aug 7 2021 11:07 AM

wedge0837:
I like this thread because there doesn't seem to be a 'real' answer to his question posed.

Simon gave the real answer.  Just use 68 down instead of 38 and the distance is great as long as you hit the shot you mean to.

Just double and triple check your club selection if you use reverse view.

And make sure you don't land too far to the right or the ball will roll down that slope leaving you a very difficult very long uphill putt.

•  SamSpayed 4,538 Posts Sat, Aug 7 2021 11:39 AM

SimonTheBeetle:

Somewhere in the forums, Yiannis1970 advised to consider the elevation 68 down instead of 38. Spot on!

Agreed.  68 works great.

wedge0837:

I like this thread because there doesn't seem to be a 'real' answer to his question posed.

I have holed this out, and the yardage is a bit tricky, and there are 2 different irons I use for the different wind conditions I face on this hole.

Mark, perhaps you'd be kind enough to grace us with your 'real' answer then.  Especially since you've holed this out.

•  wedge0837 860 Posts Sat, Aug 7 2021 4:04 PM

I'm sorry. My ignorance isn't on purpose, I wasn't sure what 68 down means in the terms used by others. Might be elevation, sorry.

I holed it at about 163 fbs with wind at my back, maybe 11mph?  can't recall. Anyway, is it right in that area. But I also used a wgt 1-0 ball so makes a diff when factoring in the big spin balls.

Good Luck!

•  pdb1 25,020 Posts Sat, Aug 7 2021 4:35 PM

wedge0837:
I wasn't sure what 68 down means in the terms used by others. Might be elevation, sorry.

I can relate . So F E 1 . And ask anyway . The 68 refers to feet , Which equals somewhere around 22.5 yds down in elevation .

•  wedge0837 860 Posts Sun, Aug 8 2021 7:17 AM

Your welcome btw. Next time don't be so quick with a snippy reply.

Actually try and figure it out for yourself, so the game goes.

•  richard03804 22 Posts Sun, Aug 8 2021 3:35 PM

Today it suddenly becomes -92ft to play it accurately.  WGT is really having problem, iron shot mapped distances vary by 5-10 yards between courses, I cant play at all.

•  SamSpayed 4,538 Posts Mon, Aug 9 2021 12:56 PM

richard03804:
WGT is really having problem, iron shot mapped distances vary by 5-10 yards between courses, I cant play at all.

Well, apparently WGT has fixed whatever problem they were really having, and you can play again.

09 Aug  richard03804 holed a shot from 180.71 yards.
•  blackridgenik 100 Posts Tue, Aug 10 2021 7:26 AM

I have always having problems on this hole and after reading these threads I can see why, so I played some shots, best one came up 3 yards short of hole working with 68 drop and using a 7 iron callaway club at 92%.

I look in here to get tips and help so that was useful.

•  richard03804 22 Posts Tue, Aug 10 2021 9:40 AM

Don't quite get what you mean that WGT fixed it, the problem getting worst and so unpredictable.  In addition, the approach shots at hole 7 TP are always short for 6 yards (7 iron). is it just me?

•  SimonTheBeetle 3,312 Posts Tue, Aug 10 2021 11:35 AM

richard03804:
...the approach shots at hole 7 TP are always short for 6 yards (7 iron).

This is one of the holes where you're dealing with a severe uphill green surface. Ask yourself if you're using too much backspin on the 2nd shot. Apply less bs and help it release forward or hit it past the hole and let it roll back. The former is easier to execute and more predictable than the latter. Good luck.