October 18, 2017 at 11:19 AM
By Scott Golightly
I've always just eye-balled a distance to the flag and picked whatever looks/feels right for that distance. I'm trying to put together a list of proper yardages for each club to try and cut a few shots off my handicap, but have a quick question:
Is there any generally accepted method of adjusting yardages coming from range balls? My local range uses colorful and dimpled rocks, so I'm curious how much those yardages will change when I switch to my DT Trusofts. I've done some looking but can't find any clear answer, so figured I'd run it by yall, thanks!
Don OMadison, WI
Rick DWeston, WI
Chuck ZMt Pleasant, SC
October 20, 2017 at 11:05 PM
Thank you guys very much for the advice.
Chuck Z: My range has flags, and I have no problem figuring (with relative accuracy) how far I hit each club using those flags, I'm more just interested in how much that number will differ from the number I get with my Trusofts. I'm a physics major but the only science I AM interested in regarding golf, is just figuring out how far I hit each club, don't worry. Won't overdo it !
Don O: I wish my range had those options... All we have are yellow pebbles with "Soft-Core" (a glaring misnomer) printed on them!
I appreciate yalls input... think I'll be taking a dozen Trusofts with me next round!
Sam RSwindon, Wiltshire
October 27, 2017 at 09:08 PM
The range balls at my home club fly about 70% of the distance of a normal golf ball, then you have to factor in inconsistencies from the sheer amount of use these balls have - lack of dimples.
This year I changed from the Pro V1 X to the new Pro V1 and as I was seeing an increase in distance I went to one of my local golf stores and did some testing. I hit 10 balls with each club with my own ball and made a note of the averages for carry distance and total distance, discounting any really bad shots (thins etc).
I carry a sheet with all these numbers on in my bag to refer to, they were my guide this year and found I was more consistent with my distance control.
David TGrosse Pointe Farms, MI
October 29, 2017 at 10:56 AM
Best advice I've seen for calibrating distance is to take the balls you play to a field and hit 10 balls in a row. Walk out to where they landed and find the average distance and the laser back to your golf bag. This will give you a good starting point for distances that you can fine tune on the course. I used this method to find my partial wedge distances.
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