Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I have been carrying a yardage book for about 4 years, now.   I have mapped greens on several of the courses I play frequently.  I *did* purchase a commercial green book for my home course, but it only replaced one I had already made.   You can purchase a circular bubble level on Amazon (maybe $15)  that gives you the slope (1 to 3 degrees in .5 increments), and  shows you the fall line.  I started with just a reading every 3 or 4 paces across the green, and then filled in details or edited as I played and found more/better information.  I also carry a club distance chart -- 1/2, 3/4 and full shot distanced for LW up through 6 iron.   Its useful  to know how far you hit a 1/2 6 iron when you re punching out from under a tree and wondering if you will go front of green, middle, or over, for example.   I also recently started carrying a chipping matrix.   I have percentages of fly vs. roll for up to 40 paces away from the flag and for firm, regular, soft and extra soft greens.  I usually just test what club is 1/2 fly and 1/2 roll during warm up, and that gives me the best indication of the green firmness.   In play:  if you pace 27 steps from the flag to your ball, and assuming you have ample green to work with, this will give you guideline for how far to carry a PW, 9i or 8i on to the green for the appropriate roll out.   Obviously, I adjust for up and down hills (both lie and roll out).  But it's been pretty successful in the first couple of weeks of using it.  Disclosure:  I am 63 and play to around an 8 index.   I don't get that much use for the *fairway* mapping in the usual yardage books.  But then I carry a GPS watch and a laser range finder to cover that part.   

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/14/2022 at 2:16 PM, DaveP043 said:

That's just like the one that was recommended by my AimPoint instructor - have used mine on practice greens, not on the course (yet?).

WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Big Bertha B21 driver (Recoil ES 450/F3)
..Callaway Bertha Mini 1.5 (UST ProForce V2-HL 5/F3)
..Callaway Epic Max 5W (PX Cypher 50/5.0)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZT9/F3)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT 60/A) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (Rotex graphite)
..EvnRoll ER5 or MLA XDream (Edel EAS 4.0 on the bench)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

Forum Member tester for the ExPutt Putting Simulator (2020)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/14/2022 at 12:42 PM, GolfSpy MPR said:

And I pulled the trigger on the PuttView book

Interesting that they sell a book *without* the green slopes .. I mean, it's even in the name PuttView ... 🤷‍♂️

  • Haha 1

WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Big Bertha B21 driver (Recoil ES 450/F3)
..Callaway Bertha Mini 1.5 (UST ProForce V2-HL 5/F3)
..Callaway Epic Max 5W (PX Cypher 50/5.0)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZT9/F3)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT 60/A) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (Rotex graphite)
..EvnRoll ER5 or MLA XDream (Edel EAS 4.0 on the bench)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

Forum Member tester for the ExPutt Putting Simulator (2020)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/14/2022 at 2:24 PM, Lacassem said:

I was debating on doing this. Has anyone ordered printed yardage books from https://store.golflogix.com/collections/US_massachusetts?sort_by=title-ascending&utm_source=2021 Green Books Home Page - Slide 1 - Shop Now&utm_medium=2021 Green Books Home Page - Slide 1 - Shop Now&utm_campaign=2021 Green Books Home Page - Slide 1 - Shop Now

Was looking at doing this specifically for tournaments where I am not familiar with the course.

So I had bought a GolfLogix printed book last year - we'd joined a new course that has 3 x 9s and I felt like it helped me 'learn my way around', check distances off the tee and to hazards, etc. The greens side of the pages offer two views - both overlaid atop topo contours and using 5 yd gridlines - one's a heat map and the other is white with smaller, closer arrows to show you the direction of the slope at all points on the green. A lot of useful info but me being me used it less and less over time...

I'd also look at the PuttView books .. similar but a little different .. to see which presentation you prefer.

Oh, PS:
We're at a different course this year but didn't buy a book for it; have been looking at both Google Earth and provisualizer.com (thx @cnosil!) to look at lines and distances off the tee - but, of course, neither of those otherwise excellent tools has golf course green mappings.

  • Like 3

WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Big Bertha B21 driver (Recoil ES 450/F3)
..Callaway Bertha Mini 1.5 (UST ProForce V2-HL 5/F3)
..Callaway Epic Max 5W (PX Cypher 50/5.0)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZT9/F3)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT 60/A) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (Rotex graphite)
..EvnRoll ER5 or MLA XDream (Edel EAS 4.0 on the bench)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

Forum Member tester for the ExPutt Putting Simulator (2020)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I just received a Strakaline book for my home course yesterday. Played this morning using it and really liked the green details.

  • Like 1

Driver: :taylormade-small: Stealth Plus - 10.5*, Oban Kiyoshi Purple O4Flex-65 Grams Purred
3 Wood: :taylormade-small: SIM - 15*, Graphite Design Tour AD DJ5 Stiff
Hybrid: :titelist-small: TS3 - 19*, Hzrdus Smoke 6.0 Stiff
Irons: :titelist-small:  7 - PW T100S, 4 -6 T200 all with Nippon NS Pro 880 AMC Chrome Stiff
Wedges:  :titelist-small: Vokey SM 8 - 50*, 56*, 60*  Standard Wedge Shafts                                                                                                                                   

Putter:  :scotty-cameron-1: Phantom X 5.5           
Putter:  :scotty-cameron-1: Studio Select Newport 1.5
Ball: :titelist-small: Pro V1 & Maxfli Tour

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...