43 in 20-25 mph wind and rain. Was actually the best I've hit the ball in weeks. If not for the wind could have been an exceptional day.
I decided against continuing at the turn and by the time I got home sunny and calm. CO has been unpredictable for spring golf. It was 80 and nice an hour before I got to the tee.
You may have misread what he wrote. He said that he is playing his 30 yard shot to a front pin, and that will kill him a lot of the time if there is a false front.
What I posted above was a generality, not every hole and every approach. I'm going to try and play the shot with the highest potential chance of success. Most of the courses that most of us play don't have gargantuan greens. It takes a fairly bad miss to leave a 60 foot putt.
The way I usually figure for front or back locations is to take the distance to center, then add or subtract 5-6 yards to move my target into the quadrant where the hole is situated. I then select the club that gets me closest to that distance with a normal swing. If there is any sort of trouble, then I'll adjust that further to try and account for the threat, favoring closer to the middle area of the green because that is always going to be better than missing the green and having to chip from rough or blast out of a bunker.