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Favorite conditions- firm and fast or wet and slow?


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#1 dtowngolf

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:47 PM

Lets here your thoughts on this topic


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

I would like to say firm and fast but we don't get much of that in the UK.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

I really can't see why anyone would like wet and slow. At least for golf that is!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

View PostSPARKP, on 05 December 2012 - 04:59 PM, said:

I really can't see why anyone would like wet and slow. At least for golf that is!!!!!!!!!!
More like target golf, fairways play wider because the ball doesnt tend to run out as much off the tee. During approach shots they will tend to sit where you hit them making it easier to attack pins

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:08 PM

This is an absolute no-brainer...firm and fast and it's not even close.


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:44 PM

Firm and fast indeed provides for the superior golf experience, IMO.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:51 PM

Agreed. I love firm and fast conditions esp on links style courses

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:22 AM

Depends on the course..if it's a really tight course I would much prefer the wet conditions.  Rolling good drives through a fairway on tight courses gets frustrating.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:24 AM

Firm and fast. It makes me think I can still hit the ball!
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:29 AM

Firm and fast! It just makes me focus on every shot more as I know the deviation on my misses will be greater.


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:34 AM

Firm and fast will separate the hacks for the golfers. When everything is wet you can hit it all over the map and be just fine. When conditions are firm and fast you have to pick your spots and hit them. You have to make great contact all the time to get the ball to stop on the greens. Also firm and fast courses are much tougher. I like the challenge.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:50 AM

Firm and fast.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:19 AM

firm and fast, tidy fairways and fast greens, if only I could put :swoon:

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:10 AM

Im all for firm and fast, but if a course is so firm and fast that it cant hold approach shots that land on the green, Im annoyed.
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

Firm and fast to a point.  If the greens keeper puts the pin in the wrong spot on an overly fast green it tends to become a score amplifier for me.


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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:37 PM

Firm and Fast.  The less I have to move a putter the better.  Never had an issue seeing lines, but the more I have to swing the putter the worse I do.


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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:51 PM

Firm and fast. It would be nice if more golfers felt this way instead of the need for bright green. I feel a lot of courses over water because of the need to be green.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

View Postnatural_one, on 12 December 2012 - 11:10 AM, said:

Im all for firm and fast, but if a course is so firm and fast that it cant hold approach shots that land on the green, Im annoyed.

Agree with this. I'm not exactly PGA tour quality, but I'm better than most golfers out on the course, so if I can't stick a green with anything but a wedge I get annoyed quickly.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

If it's firm and fast where you can play along the ground, i.e., running a ball onto the green, that's great.  Firm and fast where a ball in the air won't hold, with no run-up options is not good.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:17 AM

This question is begging for the answer to be firm and fast.  If you framed the question as firm and fast vs soft and slow you'd have a chance at fair responses.  Similarly if asked do you prefer baked, rock hard and fast or soft and slow people would probably pick soft and slow.  I say probably because when people think of speed they think of greens.  They also know PGA greens are fast so they want fast.


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:26 AM

Firm and fast unless the greens are so firm the ball bounces off. Every season there's one or two rounds where the greens are so firm you can't aim at them. You have to land a few yards short and have it bounce and roll to the middle.
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:05 AM

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:26 AM

F&F.  Don't like wet and slow at all.
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:11 PM

View Postfinalist, on 17 December 2012 - 10:26 AM, said:

Firm and fast unless the greens are so firm the ball bounces off. Every season there's one or two rounds where the greens are so firm you can't aim at them. You have to land a few yards short and have it bounce and roll to the middle.

why is that a bad thing? haha

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:16 PM

I prefer firm and fast, although my scores tend to be lower in the softer conditions.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:03 AM

Soft, fast, and receptive greens with firm fairways and no rough! Haha

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:04 AM

I prefer fast and firm, as long as it's not to the extent where approach shots won't hold on the greens.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

I would say firm and fast but it depends on who I'm playing.  If I have a length advantage Id prefer wet or if I'm playing a good friend who lives in Las Vegas, I'd prefer wet because he's not use to it.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

I prefer fast and firm, although it is fun to throw darts at a softer green.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

Fast firm is always preferable. While I love walking rounds in foggy, misty conditions...I hate ending up in mud and dealing with messy shoes/pants/etc that results.


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