Originally Posted by mdl
This is an impressive shot zone, even for a PW. 80% of the time you land it within 18-20 feet of your average! That's ridiculously good! Especially now if you start aiming 15 feet left. You'll have a reasonable birdie putt 80% of the time, and a really makable short one something like 40%!
Also, @billchao, Themistocles literally made me LOL. Can't say that happens a ton at TST!
Well, I don't know about that. Certainly, in theory, thats the idea. I'm going to be aiming my PW about 5 yards left now and see what happens. (Oh, and I'm going to just to the same exact thing with all of the rest of my clubs, but just scaled up or down a bit) The edges of that zone would leave me about a 22 foot putt, which I'd always be happy with at this point in my game from that distance.
But that is 80% of 21 consecutive shots at the range. My bet is that it doesn't exactly correlate on the course, when you don't get to keep re-teeing. Further, you are supposed to throw out really bad mishits and I had a couple of those. So it's probably closer to 70% true average.
Also, keep in mind that we're talking about a range that I use all of the time and have hit PW's to that same pole several 100's of times. When I'm on the course, it's up to me to choose the correct club, and that plays a huge part in hitting the north-south part of that zone. So factor that in, and it's probably even a lot closer to 60% (or even less) of the time where I might hit a PW within 22 feet.
We shall see. My next tee time to give this a shot is Friday afternoon.