How do you know what the greens speed are with PS4

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hoosier404

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« on: July 16, 2016, 11:11:28 AM »
I see people quoting the exact green speed on courses they have played especially in the tours.  How do you check it if you are not the designer on the PS4 and what is the range of speeds ? Thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2016, 11:29:27 AM »
answered on TGC tours site as well..do you mean speed or firmness

Green speed is displayed at start when you select course med-fast etc,also its displayed in top corner of screen when on green from 100 slow to 187 fast....

Green firmness is not displayed there is only soft/med and firm and you cant tell till you have hit a few shots.

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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2016, 07:58:50 PM »
Thanks Yeltzman, I guess because so many of the tour courses are very fast greens I never noticed the number changing much.

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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2017, 07:53:45 PM »
Yeah, not a fan of this either.  Sometimes you play a course and it shows it as medium or easy, but then because of firm greens, it plays difficult.  Another thing I hope that's better on TGC2.  We should see this stuff displayed.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2017, 09:34:59 AM »
It is crazy really,you have a dial for firmness but only 3 setting,very rare you see soft for greens.which leaves med and firm,and unless you have big greens Firm out the question as well.....can only get better in TGC2,major fault with this game.

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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2017, 09:03:16 PM »
Unfortunately, the difficulty rating you see on the course page in-game is based on raw aggregate score without taking into account the ability of the players who have played the course.  Most good courses get played by the people who play often and tend to be better at the game.  They post low scores and the course gets an "Easiest" rating.

Take my El Toro Golf Club course, for example.  Upon release, it was mainly played by folks who play several rounds per week and was given an "Easiest" rating.  Because the course was a finalist in a design contest, HB featured it in an amateur handicap tournament.  The course got lots of plays by people who don't play so religiously.  El Toro features firm greens which are challenging to handle for newer players, so, as you would expect, the amateur handicap players struggled, and the course has a "Hard" difficulty rating now.

In regards to the ability to see the green settings, the main course page was designed at a time when the green speed and firmness were a single setting.  Now, what you see represents the green speed only, and green firmness is a mystery until you step onto the course.  HB has already identified this as something to fix in TGC2 (right, Laura?)
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Transylvania Municipal Golf Park
Glacier Meadow Par 3 Nine
Acacia National
Bearded Pelican Golf Links

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The Golf Club at Hylan Park
Crescentic Bay Golf Course
La Playa Vacia Golf Retreat
El Toro Golf Club

 

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