Post by swaeromotion on Oct 11, 2018 12:06:02 GMT -5
I fired up this course regular style and the grids on. 3rd round pins and 187 greens. Nothing turned yellow around the pins, but I see the problem plain as day once you can see the subtle slopes. There are bowls all over these greens. Better hope it never rains on this course or there would be standing water on most every green.
Post by greyosprey on Oct 11, 2018 16:39:53 GMT -5
This event was set up for marker only, correct? If it was, then I really don't see that big a difference. I can move the marker around, it just doesn't give "readings". In essence, you can still sweep by judging the market's rise and fall.
If this is the case, I don't think it's as bad I as feared. I couldn't putt before, and I still can't, so all is good. Lol.
No Marker whatsoever Colly, or no ability to move marker distance to gauge terrain?
. No marker whatsoever Fadge
No marker is great and I love playing like this as the marker detracts a little from the scenery, not much but a little. You get used to aiming without it in no time.
However I think it has been since the patch, but the camera from behind the hole (when Scout cam is off) is defaulted to where the marker would be if it was on. So if you have a huge uphill putt, the camera is from like 20-30ft behind the hole (as the marker would be further behind the hole due to needing more power to get up the slope), which makes it difficult to see the line from this view. If majorly downhill, I have had it where the camera view is actually quite a bit before the hole so you don't even see the hole at all. It should be defaulted to just behind the hole by a few feet like normal irrelevant of where the marker would be if it was on. Annoying bug.
Holy shite I cannot read a gridless green to save my life !! Any pointers in this area would be greatly appreciated!
First round was +19 due to the fact I 3 and 4 putted like 8 holes, second was a bit better at +9, but geez, I know I'm not that good yet, but can usually play at least par....
I'll definitely be in the basement the way this is going so far..
If you are just starting out TST style then don't worry about the scores too much yet as it takes a while to get the knack of it. Took me some time in TGC2 and I'm still not fantastic at it but makes it so much more realistic and enjoyable. You'll love it once you get the hang of it.
Putting-wise, for me the biggest thing I can say is understand how much of a pull back of the putter goes what distances first and foremost on a normal speed green and how the elevation changes has an effect on your power. I find I know roughly where I need to pull back to for 10, 20, 30ft distances on a flat green and then adjust from there. 1ft downhill from a 20-30ft distance equates to roughly half the normal power (as if putting a 10-15ft putt on a flat green). If on very fast greens no matter what the lie I use around half the power I would on a normal speed green. Reason why I find this important? It's easier to putt the ball to a distance close to the hole in this game if you get the right amount of power and if you are off line a bit from a putt that was originally 20ft+, you'd should have about 5-6ft putt for your 2nd.
Cameras - I use the right stick to swing so camera-wise I click the Scout camera button to get to the 1st camera view I have set (for me it is behind the ball looking towards the hole). I pull down on the swing stick to move the camera down to it's lowest point to see ground level ball to hole looking slowly up the line whilst looking slightly left and right of a direct line to see if the green is higher on 1 side or the other to see where the break is. I then click the left stick to move to the camera from behind the hole and again do the same thing but in this camera I may move the right stick sideways to the where I may roughly aim to see if I can visualise the ball following that line and break and guestimating where the ball may end up and how much break there is. Sometimes I raise & lower each camera by pushing up and down on the swing stick if I'm having difficulty seeing a break (it sometimes helps me re-focus). once done both, I press the Scout cam button again to come out of the putting camera views and click the left stick to change my swing camera to the 1 which is at ground level which also helps to see a break (if 1 is present), and then begin to aim whilst looking up and down the line to see if I'm giving enough break.
As long as your power is good, you will at least have a short putt to the hole for par if you miss your 1st putt - unless there is sever break/slope unaccounted for.