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Old 08-26-2020, 07:57 PM
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Are you a touring player? If you are automatic up and down from 400 you are definitely pro tour caliber.

I am automatic from ~200 without obstacles.
He prefaced that by saying in a flat field with no obstacles...

And I think he has posted videos here of him BOMBING forehands longer then 99% of discers even thought was possible.

For the record, I'm probably between 300-325, and my rating has hovered around 900 for my entire 3 year career. Open field hyzers are easy.
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Old 08-26-2020, 08:03 PM
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this. I usually save the hole with my upshot.
I'm the opposite. During field work I can gently float in Blowflies under the pin, or spike down Zones...but in a tournament I take ALL my strokes on completely fluffed or overcooked upshots.
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Old 08-26-2020, 08:13 PM
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We talk about pros being almost automatic from the circle. We talk about gaining distance on drives--particularly us noobs.

I'm curious what you would consider your 2 shot high accuracy distance on an open fairway? For instance, I was out practicing throws at a basket 200' away, I might put half my discs within my "likely" to make putting distance (about 15'). At 100', I expect to put most of my discs in that range (9/10).
So basically, what distance do you expect to approach and make the putt? As someone else said, it varies tremendously depending on the course situation. I'm disappointed if I don't get up and in from, oh, 200'? 275'? But who likes to play wide open holes? I like more technical holes where I need to stretch to make it up and in from 125' or 200'. That's funner golf by far.
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Old 08-26-2020, 08:50 PM
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Are you a touring player? If you are automatic up and down from 400 you are definitely pro tour caliber.

I am automatic from ~200 without obstacles.
No, Im a decent advanced player with a very uneven skill set. But throwing a 400ft forehand accurately is my best skill.

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Old 08-26-2020, 08:51 PM
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I'm the opposite. During field work I can gently float in Blowflies under the pin, or spike down Zones...but in a tournament I take ALL my strokes on completely fluffed or overcooked upshots.
I am the same way. If I could regulate my shot power better during tournaments I would probably win some.

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I'm curious what you would consider your 2 shot high accuracy distance on an open fairway?
Love this question.

Started playing in '88 with my dad and brother and we had a mantra that I still repeat today, regularly - "It's all about the second shot". That mantra probably has more to do with par 3's but this is still good stuff.

250 is the sweet spot for me. At 250, I am very comfortable carving mids. Without doubt, if I am throwing Wasp, Buzzz or Glide off the tee, I should bag a deuce (again, on an open fairway).

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At first I thought 250', because that's the distance I can throw a nice easy midrange which is one of my most comfortable throws. But then I thought back to all the times I've failed to get up and down from 100'-150' over the past few weeks, so maybe the answer is actually 75'.

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So basically, what distance do you expect to approach and make the putt? As someone else said, it varies tremendously depending on the course situation. I'm disappointed if I don't get up and in from, oh, 200'? 275'? But who likes to play wide open holes? I like more technical holes where I need to stretch to make it up and in from 125' or 200'. That's funner golf by far.
I am still very new to the sport--I've only played 2 courses total--one several rounds, the other twice. Fortunately, the one I play most is very diverse (Z-Boaz for those in DFW area). A few long open holes, big elevation changes, and some gnarly wooded holes with no true "line". Of course there are lines, but it's really difficult to visualize a 200' line that has to bend around a dozen trees in a specific manner. OTO, it also has a handful of long holes that are fairly open. Far beyond my range. I frequently find myself between 50' and 150' out depending on the hole. Playing skins the other day, I was ~60' out...I threw for the pin and ended up rolling away 30' out. 3 throws from the upshot. Allowed someone to tie me on the hole. I throw a 2 and he has to score from 100+ awkward spot. He laid up and dropped in. I was a dummy.

sooo...when I asked this question, I'm thinking strategy for improving my outcome. Playing smarter. Playing within my skill set rather than swinging for the fences hoping for a great shot.
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Old 08-26-2020, 10:07 PM
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At first I thought 250', because that's the distance I can throw a nice easy midrange which is one of my most comfortable throws. But then I thought back to all the times I've failed to get up and down from 100'-150' over the past few weeks, so maybe the answer is actually 75'.
i get that...Between 100' and 50' is dangerous cause I watch the pros bang the chains and I think...maybe...then it flies by or does something else and I'm outside my high confidence putting range, so I take 3 strokes where I should have had 2.
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Old 08-26-2020, 10:11 PM
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i get that...Between 100' and 50' is dangerous cause I watch the pros bang the chains and I think...maybe...then it flies by or does something else and I'm outside my high confidence putting range, so I take 3 strokes where I should have had 2.
Definitely. That weird half-go range is dangerous.

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