also, 5) they didnt put a spot for rollers on there.
keltik wrote:smyith I agree with most all of your points. I was interested to see someones take on the 320' drive. I don't agree about the environmental factors. I think the drive and upshot curves cover that. managing the environment is all about hitting lines/spots.
since i only know my game best ill use myself as an example. when its windy out my drives become far more accurate then when it not windy out. (i would equate this due to the fact that the overwhelming majority of my actual play time has had wind as a key factor). some of my best rated rounds were in the wind. now at the same time, i also know that i have a lower percentage of making tailwind putts then i do headwind putts.however, my mid range game tends to suffer a lil in the wind. when its not windy my drives arent quite as good but my midrange improves and my putting percentage goes up drastically.
lets take a less obvious factor into account, the grass. mowed vs unmowed, and to go with that short or long. dry grass vs wet grass. even the type of grass plays a factor. whats so important about grass your thinking? well, i would hope skips would be the first to come to mind followed by traction and roller effects. on real dry grass its possible to get 50'+ skips, and if your good at them you can really use that to your advantage. wet grass and type matter as well. some wet grass is sticky and some is skippy. it also matters for how a disc will roll across it. some grass even if short cause more friction then other types (why balf is so nuts about the type of grass on their courses).
theres a numerous amount of environmental factors that come into play constantly. whether or not you are aware of them is the real question. and knowing about those factors can be advantageous or even disadvantageous. afterall ignorance is bliss qft