. . . I could hold everyone up by pacing off every chip first........not.
Not hard to estimate distance in 5 or 10 yard increments with practice. Next time you're in a conversation with a surveyor ask him (or her) to estimate how many yards (or metres) it is to something. You'd be amazed how close they come. If you're ever in a league or tournament that doesn't allow rangefinders it's a valuable skill.
Thank you. I don't expect ever to be such a league or tournament unless I do find a surveyor in conversation who can also point me to the Fountain of Youth.
I'm not trying to be peckish.. but I'm honestly not sure if your comments are supposed to be helpful or snide.
Please allow me to clarify.
My pacing off pitches and chips was not serious..I do consider pace of play... Please reread both my posts. My main point wasn't determining 5-10 yard differences (at least to green- hazards maybe a different story) without outside means- rangefinder (or GPS).
MY issue I tried to explain is much shorter shots, misjudging distances. I am a very good wedge player for my 19 cap, with good spin control. When I'm in spitting distance of the green I generally have the pin pulled, as too many shots have hit it and not go in. Generally I'm right there, and I mean right there, by the pin if I miss. And I'm a good putter.
But get me chipping past say 10-15 yards away from the pin, or moreover pitching say 35+, and I hit it as I think I should, and it stops where I think it should, but too often when I walk to the hole I'm a buck short. i.e. 4-6 feet further from the hole than I "saw" the hole and felt the resultant shot.
MY issue probably is "disability" in these politically correct times. I have trouble discerning depth perception past say 10-15 yard range. A recent vision review from an optomterist who is a very good golfer brought me to that realization. And it opened my eyes that I will need to be more receptive to find ways to deal with that if I want to improve.
Could I have that number for Ponce de Leon, Surveyor, Inc again please?
Edited by myspinonit, 22 February 2013 - 10:57 PM.