For me there are two kinds of balls, 1) urethane and 2) not urethane. Other than that, not much difference though I avoid balls that I don't recognize the name of.
On hard surfaced greens (Torrey Pines, Balboa Park) I want more bite and play urethane - like a chorme soft or a prov1 or a tp5 or an avx. Doesn't matter to me which one.
On soft greens (Tecolote) I want the ball to stop near where it lands on a good shot. Like a supersoft or a E6 or the Callaway Costco ball, or a pinnacle soft etc. Doesn't seem to matter which one. On greens with soft greens I don't like too much spin as I sometimes spin them off the green, bummer when one of the good shots has a bad result.
How about this:
It's easier to hit a long drive on the course.
It's also easier to hit a short drive on the course.
As it applies to Tour golf on TV, these guys are often hitting to a downslope knowing they'll get a huge bump. And they're good enough to do it. They're not a bunch of 15 handicaps randomly bumping it off mounds and soggy patches at the local club.
Put another way: It's easier to hit a ball 340 yds on a golf course with favorable conditions than on a launch monitor. On a monitor (that's properly calibrated and set up) you have to earn every bit of it.
Damn I overlooked your post, that was exactly what I need.
Yes I was puzzled also on the Calc for DDA.
I'll send you a link to my spreadsheet, maybe it will help explaining.
I believe because his Index was -.44 it rounded down.
I wasn't sure if calculations should always round to nearest or round up or down.
6.2 indicated to round up at .5
I used the USGA calculator when we look up course handicaps when we started.
It does indicate a 1.3 Index as a CH = 1 at our Blue Tees
But, I wasn't sure how to allocate strokes for the second round on the front.
I told them I assumed and that's when the shit hit the fan... 🙂
I dealing with the old Comish who's with the STL District and the Frenchie who's always wrong. Lol
Anyway, I'll PM a link to my spreadsheet.