I have played a muni course around here twice now since it re-opened. The first time they had the pool noodles cut so that about half of the ball could drop below the ground level. With a speed dialed to die the ball into the hole, putting felt like normal (I typically leave the flagstick in, even from close range, unless it's leaning or flapping in the wind).
The second time, they had the pool noodles cut much longer, with about 3-4 inches of foam above the hole, sort of like with the inverted cups, but made of foam. I am not sure what prompted the change, but I know I didn't like it. There, it had to be said, lol.
The pool noodles do suck.
City of Dayton did a crappy job with them on the Hills Course. Some of them are too large and even a reasonably paced putt won't stay in the hole.
I like what my course does by inverting the cups. It leaves enough room that a good putt will settle into the hole nicely but still prevent you from having to stick your hand down the hole.
Great video Erik. One of the reasons I just don’t take well to online lessons. I simply can’t film properly. I already have a distorted perception and trying to get a proper angle is just too time consuming for me. One of the reasons I struggled in organic chemistry.