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38 minutes ago, David in FL said:

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

Take a guaranteed par over a doubtful bogey any day. Correct if the 5 footer coming back missed but if you sunk 50% of 5 footers then its all about risk/reward.
 

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13 hours ago, Nagah said:

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

No brainer. Give me the shorter putt.

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8 minutes ago, billchao said:

 

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

I'll gladly take the 5 foot come-backer.  At least my first putt had a chance for a birdie.  And if I 3-putt, so be it.  I'd rather move to the next tee knowing I gave it a shot.  Nothing worse than leaving a birdie putt short, in the teeth of the hole.  It's soul crushing.  

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8 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

I'll gladly take the 5 foot come-backer.  At least my first putt had a chance for a birdie.

The scenario didn't really describe how long the birdie putt was, but it's unlikely that a putt 5' past the hole had a chance of falling at all. Capture speed matters.

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Just now, billchao said:

The scenario didn't really describe how long the birdie putt was, but it's unlikely that a putt 5' past the hole had a chance of falling at all. Capture speed matters.

Oh, it was a slick down hill 15 footer with a stimpmeter of 12. 😊  Though Bill, you do make a good point and I overlooked that.  One doesn't make many putts where you zip 5 feet beyond the hole, unless you're dead center or hit the pin.  I am now considering the 3 footer and a good soul-crushing.

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14 hours ago, Nagah said:

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

Short. Shorter par putt.

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On 1/10/2020 at 11:26 PM, Nagah said:

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

 

I would take the 3 foot putt over a 5 foot everytime. Circumstances, and/or score wouldn't matter.  

Most likely I left the bird putt short because it was an up hill roll. That would probably mean the 5 footer is a down hill roll. Always better to putt up hill as far as I am concerned. 

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On 1/11/2020 at 2:26 AM, Nagah said:

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

 

Depends on how long the birdie putt is, but I think in most scenarios, I would rather leave a birdie putt three feet short, because I feel better about sinking those. I hate it when I kill a putt several feet past the hole, no matter what I’m putting for.

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On 1/11/2020 at 4:27 PM, Double Mocha Man said:

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

I'm not sure why this is even a question.

Would you rather have a 3 foot par putt or a 5 foot par putt?  … Who's going to say they want the 5 footer?

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On 1/11/2020 at 2:26 AM, Nagah said:

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

 

Depends on whether the second putt is uphill or downhill, and what the greens are like. Generally I'd go for the shorter putt, but we've made other decisions playing in scrambles, and they've worked out more often than not. 

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On ‎1‎/‎11‎/‎2020 at 1:26 AM, Nagah said:

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

Given the choice, always the shorter putt...…… 

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On 1/11/2020 at 12:56 PM, Nagah said:

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

 

Almost always the shorter putt.  However, I will preface that by saying in very specific conditions I might prefer the longer putt.  An uphill longer putt or a straight putt.  If you have a 3 foot downhill putt, or one that is going to break a foot, I might prefer the 5 foot putt

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On 1/11/2020 at 4:27 PM, Double Mocha Man said:

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

Shorter putt every time unless there is something really weird on the green.

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Would You Rather #15...

Would you rather show up to the course looking and feeling terrible, and shoot the best round of your life, or look and feel your best, but shoot the worst score of your life?

Personally, I would rather shoot my best score and look/feel terrible. I’m sure there are some days where you show up to the course looking like a mess. Nobody makes note of it and just assume you’re having a bad day.
 

 

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On 1/14/2020 at 10:17 AM, boogielicious said:

Shorter putt every time unless there is something really weird on the green.

Are you saying I might be on the green with you? 😁

Would You Rather #15...

Would you rather show up to the course looking and feeling terrible, and shoot the best round of your life, or look and feel your best, but shoot the worst score of your life?

I am usually the former anyway.

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Would You Rather #15...

Would you rather show up to the course looking and feeling terrible, and shoot the best round of your life, or look and feel your best, but shoot the worst score of your life?

It's going to be very difficult to shoot the worst score of my life, I am pretty sure I've already done that.....  LOL

Given these only 2 options, probably opt for the feeling like crap and shoot a great round. 

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16 minutes ago, dagolfer18 said:

Would You Rather #15...

Would you rather show up to the course looking and feeling terrible, and shoot the best round of your life, or look and feel your best, but shoot the worst score of your life?

Silly.  Who wouldn’t choose the opportunity to shoot their best round ever?  :mellow:

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15 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Would You Rather #15...

Would you rather show up to the course looking and feeling terrible, and shoot the best round of your life, or look and feel your best, but shoot the worst score of your life?

I'd like to shoot the best round of my life. I'm sure after completing that round I'll feel a whole lot better. 

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