Commentary bug on green

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Wolverin3

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« on: July 20, 2014, 09:28:02 PM »
Whenever I get to hear the commentary on the green that says how far you are, it is always wrong...(newest public courses)  .i.e

I am 11 feet away and the announcer says "OK..A little 6 footer here"

I was 15 feet away He said I was 8 feet away.

Not a big issue, as I wouldnt take the announcers word for it :)  but thought I would pass it on.
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AndrewG

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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2014, 09:58:35 PM »
Here is the deal, the announcer is getting it correct (HB_John is never wrong  ;)).

 The distance info you are looking at is not the distance to the hole (unless you have club selection and shot suggestion turned off in the settings) it is the distance to the marker, which is by default 2-3 feet behind the hole plus the amount of uphill elevation for the putt, eg 7 foot putt 5 inches uphill the marker will be 14-15 feet away.

Which is 7 feet plus 2-3 feet default behind the hole plus 1 foot for 1 inch of uphill elevation which in my example is 5 inches thus 5 feet, giving a total of 14-15 feet to the marker on a putt that actually 7 foot long.

For downhill putts there is no auto adjustment of the distance marker for elevation change, but the marker will still be defaulted to 2-3 foot behind the hole, so the marker on a 7 foot putt will actually be at 9-10 feet.
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Wolverin3

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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2014, 07:16:24 AM »
That makes sense now..cheers for clearing that one up.
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tastegw

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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2014, 08:01:59 PM »
Wait what? John can't be wrong! I saw him measure it with a yard stick before you got to the green!

But ya, it's likely the marker distance you are seeing.  But johns distance is always a guesstimate I think, I could be wrong though.

 

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