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5 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Would you rather...?  #12

Would you rather play golf with Santa Claus at the North Pole and receive the present of 2 holes-in-one in that round or play golf with Tiger Woods and have him beat you by 35 strokes while looking away from his drained putt on 18 to shake your hand?

I'll take the round with Tiger. First of all I don't really enjoy playing in the cold, and I can't imagine it at the North Pole. Secondly, the round with Tiger probably won't be taking place at the local muni! It will be at a 5 star resort, and I'd be treated like a king! 

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6 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Would you rather...?  #12

Would you rather play golf with Santa Claus at the North Pole and receive the present of 2 holes-in-one in that round or play golf with Tiger Woods and have him beat you by 35 strokes while looking away from his drained putt on 18 to shake your hand?

Santa Claus all the way. Nobody's going to believe you either way, so may as well go for Old Saint Nick. 

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6 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Would you rather...?  #12

Would you rather play golf with Santa Claus at the North Pole and receive the present of 2 holes-in-one in that round or play golf with Tiger Woods and have him beat you by 35 strokes while looking away from his drained putt on 18 to shake your hand?

I would have picked Santa without the two hole-in-ones.

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16 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Would you rather...?  #12

Would you rather play golf with Santa Claus at the North Pole and receive the present of 2 holes-in-one in that round or play golf with Tiger Woods and have him beat you by 35 strokes while looking away from his drained putt on 18 to shake your hand?

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Would you rather...?  #13

Would you rather make every 5 footer for the rest of your golfing career or automatically sink 2 of your 20 - 30 footers per 18 hole round.

I'll take the 5 footers, assuming I meant everything under 5 feet, too.  Just think of all the birdie putts you could charge and run by the hole by 4' 11".

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24 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Would you rather...?  #13

Would you rather make every 5 footer for the rest of your golfing career or automatically sink 2 of your 20 - 30 footers per 18 hole round.

I'll take the longer putts. The math supports it.

I already make about 90% of my 5 footers and in… because most of them are three feet and in. I have pretty good distance control. So here's the thing: even if I had six five-footers per round, I'm going to make those at about 75% or more, so that's only 1.5 strokes saved.

Making two 30-footers per round is worth nearly 2.0 strokes alone. Two 20-footers is worth a bit more than 1.5 strokes.

And it would be a weird day if I had six five-footers.

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1 hour ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Would you rather...?  #13

Would you rather make every 5 footer for the rest of your golfing career or automatically sink 2 of your 20 - 30 footers per 18 hole round.

I'll take the 5 footers, assuming I meant everything under 5 feet, too.  Just think of all the birdie putts you could charge and run by the hole by 4' 11".

If you did mean everything 5ft and under, I’ll take the first option as well, because I’m not great at short putts. That would save me at least 2-3 strokes/round, turning my normal 92 into a 90 or even an 89! There are quite a few clutch putts that are inside 5ft as well that this choice would take care of.

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2 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Would you rather...?  #13

Would you rather make every 5 footer for the rest of your golfing career or automatically sink 2 of your 20 - 30 footers per 18 hole round.

 

The math may not support it, but I’m going with never missing a 5’ putt or under again.  Call it stress reduction.  

Plus, think of the side bet opportunities!  ;-)

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2 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Would you rather...?  #13

Would you rather make every 5 footer for the rest of your golfing career or automatically sink 2 of your 20 - 30 footers per 18 hole round.

I'll take the 5 footers, assuming I meant everything under 5 feet, too.  Just think of all the birdie putts you could charge and run by the hole by 4' 11".

I'll take the 5 ft and under putts.

I've been struggling with my putting as of late....practice putting ok....but on course putting not great.

I played like sh*t today....missed six putts under 5 feet today...including three 3 foot putts.

I would often have those 5 foot putt due to having to scramble for par for chips/pitches

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14 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Would you rather...?  #13

Would you rather make every 5 footer for the rest of your golfing career or automatically sink 2 of your 20 - 30 footers per 18 hole round.

I'll take the 5 footers, assuming I meant everything under 5 feet, too.  Just think of all the birdie putts you could charge and run by the hole by 4' 11".

I'd go with the longer putts, since I already make a high percentage of my shorter 5'+/- putts.

Plus making a few 20'+ putts per round would be a chest pump for me. I would've done alot of things right to make those.

Now, as I get older, perhaps making more of those 5 footers would come in more handy. We'll see.n

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Would you rather...?  #13

Would you rather make every 5 footer for the rest of your golfing career or automatically sink 2 of your 20 - 30 footers per 18 hole round.

I'd probably take the 20-30 footers 2X a round because making long-ish putts is exciting and this might lead to a one or two birdies every round, which for me as a bogie golfer is probably gaining 2-4 strokes (unless the long putts are to save a double bogey). 

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17 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Would you rather...?  #13

Would you rather make every 5 footer for the rest of your golfing career or automatically sink 2 of your 20 - 30 footers per 18 hole round.

Give me the two 20-30' putts. Free birdies 😎

 

17 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

I'll take the 5 footers, assuming I meant everything under 5 feet, too.  Just think of all the birdie putts you could charge and run by the hole by 4' 11".

The two 20-30' putts you're guaranteed to make are probably birdie putts. If I miss a 20-30' putt I've likely left myself a tap-in anyway.

Bill

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7 minutes ago, billchao said:

Give me the two 20-30' putts. Free birdies 😎

 

The two 20-30' putts you're guaranteed to make are probably birdie putts. If I miss a 20-30' putt I've likely left myself a tap-in anyway.

But Bill...those two shots you hit stiff every round... don't you want to make those 3-5 footers for birdies?  Just playing devil's golf advocate.

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6 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

But Bill...those two shots you hit stiff every round... don't you want to make those 3-5 footers for birdies?  Just playing devil's golf advocate.

Odds are he’ll make them anyway.

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18 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Would you rather...?  #13

Would you rather make every 5 footer for the rest of your golfing career or automatically sink 2 of your 20 - 30 footers per 18 hole round.

I'll take the 5 footers, assuming I meant everything under 5 feet, too.  Just think of all the birdie putts you could charge and run by the hole by 4' 11".

As amazingly capable as I am of missing five-footers, there's still a shred of optimism there. I'd take the 2 long ones.

 

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2 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

But Bill...those two shots you hit stiff every round... don't you want to make those 3-5 footers for birdies?  Just playing devil's golf advocate.

Like @iacas said, I'm likely to make the putt anyway.

I don't often hit an approach shot inside 5' to begin with, but a GIR from 20-30' out is a reasonable outcome.

Bill

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Would you rather... #14: leave a birdie putt 3 feet short or 5 foot past the hole ?

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13 hours ago, Nagah said:

Would you rather leave a birdie putt 3 feet short or 5 foot past the hole ?

Given, that in the scenario both putts missed, I’ll choose the first option, the one that leaves the shorter par putt.

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