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I was playing with Super Tuna the other day and he seemed a little impressed that I was calling out yardages within 2 yards every time before he lasered them. Now I don't think I have any amazing super powers and I'm sure it's just intuition I've acquired over 30 years of golf. Just wondering how good you guys are at eying out distance.


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For me it depends on the course and if I've played it before. I don't think I'm anywhere near 2yds, but I'm generally selecting the right club.

 

For my home course I'm pretty confident I can pick the correct club from most places, even if I don't know the exact yardage. For courses I've never played before I don't think I would trust myself until I get inside 100yds or so.


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I am horrific at it. GPS all the way!!!!


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I was playing with Super Tuna the other day and he seemed a little impressed that I was calling out yardages within 2 yards every time before he lasered them. Now I don't think I have any amazing super powers and I'm sure it's just intuition I've acquired over 30 years of golf. Just wondering how good you guys are at eying out distance.

 

It's the yeti you have in your pocket! Admit it! :D

 

I'm OK at it if it's a straight hole. If it's a dog leg, I always miscalculate.


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I'm horrible at eyeing distance and my depth perception is way off too; I'm constantly yelling at shots to get down, when they're 30-40' short and vice versa. I used to be really good at it when I was a bow hunter.

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I have a GPS but I am generally pretty good at judging distances. I almost alway check with the GPS anything over 100 because in some cases it can be visually deceiving. I think this is by design. Inside 100 I will mark off 10 yards visually and count how many 10 yards are between me and the flag. Then say to myself, " Ok, that is 45 yards and I want to go past the hole so 56* and this swing." Try it a couple of times. "maybe a bit more" a couple of more. "Yeah right there." And then hit the ball.

 

My wife gives me grief because I will comeback in the house and get the GPS from the charger, when I really do not need it. I use it as a double check more than anything.

 

However, my wife is not on this site so I can say what I want about her.:rolleyes:


 

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What are you trying to say? :P

 

Just that I live in fear that she till tell all my dirty secrets besides being obsessed with the GPS.

 

My wife simply does not care about this. I was changing the shafts out of my Mizzies when she came home for lunch. I put some C Tapers in them Thursday, and was changing them out today, because the C Tapers got swapped for some Tours, and I asked her if she wanted to know what I was doing and why she said no.

 

I am installing the DG 100s in them but will now probably replace them before the end of the week when the Tours get here. My trip to Europe got postponed this morning so now I am getting some clubs together to go play golf.


 

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Just that I live in fear that she till tell all my dirty secrets besides being obsessed with the GPS.

 

Just remember, it's all written down. She could come here months from now and dig up all sorts of dirt on you and share more! ;)

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Just remember, it's all written down. She could come here months from now and dig up all sorts of dirt on you and share more! ;)

 

NO KIDDING. I play golf with a lawyer (actually three lawyers) and they said you would be shocked at what people write to their lovers on Facebook and in emails and the spouses bring into his office. That is why I have never really said anything bad about her. It is also why I swapped first to PM's and then direct emails to conduct my business about the shaft swap. No reason to have that documented in perpetuity.


 

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LOL. Other than all that crap you fed me on that damn yeti, you're pretty good..LOL

 

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I didn't used to be very good however since the advent of GPS and laser I've gotten much better - I always guess before shooting or looking at the GPS and I'm almost always within 5 yards.


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Until 3 or 4 years ago, I never used a GPS or Laser. I've still not got used to using them, and often times find myself eyeing distances rather than using either device. I don't call out a number though, I prefer to say that's a 7 iron to myself.


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I use a GPS to get the distance then I look whats in front of me, and then I become a feel golfer. It could be 150 out, which is a normal 8iron for me, then pull out a 6 or 7 just because my eyes dont like the shot. Before I got a GPS I was a 100% feel golfer, and I think that has helped me play better.

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I was playing with Super Tuna the other day and he seemed a little impressed that I was calling out yardages within 2 yards every time before he lasered them. Now I don't think I have any amazing super powers and I'm sure it's just intuition I've acquired over 30 years of golf. Just wondering how good you guys are at eying out distance.

 

I do that quite often. Today I was teeing up on a par three and one of the guys was shooting the distance with a laser. I said, "What is it... about 170?" and he said, "169". Now I don't just eyeball the distance. I knew it was 162 to the middle of the green from that tee placement and with the pin on the back I knew that added about 8 yards. I do the same from the fairway by getting the distance from a nearby sprinkler or 150 marker... visually calculating the distance from that to my ball, and then making another calculation for either a front, middle or back pin. From several years playing the same course I also remember the distance on most of the sprinklers, so I don't even have to walk over to look at them. For me it's just mental calculations that I can do quickly. But without those markers, I doubt I would be very accurate just eyeballing the distance.

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I do that quite often. Today I was teeing up on a par three and one of the guys was shooting the distance with a laser. I said, "What is it... about 170?" and he said, "169". Now I don't just eyeball the distance. I knew it was 162 to the middle of the green from that tee placement and with the pin on the back I knew that added about 8 yards. I do the same from the fairway by getting the distance from a nearby sprinkler or 150 marker... visually calculating the distance from that to my ball, and then making another calculation for either a front, middle or back pin. From several years playing the same course I also remember the distance on most of the sprinklers, so I don't even have to walk over to look at them. For me it's just mental calculations that I can do quickly. But without those markers, I doubt I would be very accurate just eyeballing the distance.

 

This is the exact process that would be going through my head too typically. I think it's part of the learned process over time for "eying things out" But I do seem to have a knack for strictly for just looking and evaluating on sight alone.


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I do that quite often. Today I was teeing up on a par three and one of the guys was shooting the distance with a laser. I said, "What is it... about 170?" and he said, "169". Now I don't just eyeball the distance. I knew it was 162 to the middle of the green from that tee placement and with the pin on the back I knew that added about 8 yards. I do the same from the fairway by getting the distance from a nearby sprinkler or 150 marker... visually calculating the distance from that to my ball, and then making another calculation for either a front, middle or back pin. From several years playing the same course I also remember the distance on most of the sprinklers, so I don't even have to walk over to look at them. For me it's just mental calculations that I can do quickly. But without those markers, I doubt I would be very accurate just eyeballing the distance.

 

I'd love to do that, but I have no depth perception. I'm like JBones and pretty much have no idea where the ball is going to land while watch it fly until it actually lands.

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I was playing with Super Tuna the other day and he seemed a little impressed that I was calling out yardages within 2 yards every time before he lasered them. Now I don't think I have any amazing super powers and I'm sure it's just intuition I've acquired over 30 years of golf. Just wondering how good you guys are at eying out distance.

 

It was creepy.

Then again, I can't guess distance on a golf course worth beans.

 

Hence, "Red's" the Laser. The least tempermental red head ever :P


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