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Which is easier... Big Greens or Small Greens?

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  1. 1. Which is easiest?

    • Big Greens -- let my putter do the talking!
    • Small Greens -- I don't want to try a 100ft putt.
    • No difference -- I hit too close to the pin... I'm that good.

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Big or small, it still depends on the contouring and collection areas. A giant green with a shortside collection area does give you options -- don't go for the pin. A small green with high slope is a "hit the green and hold it or make a bogey or worse. Donald Ross originals had toad stook greens, it did not matter how long the hole was, the green dominated the score. Huge giant greens with Augusta like slopes produce enough three and four putts to give up the game.

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I play a 9 hole course that has very small greens,2 island par 3`s,and most of the approach shots over water on the other holes,with OB around the greens as well.I like the smaller greens-places a premium on approach shots.I agree with another poster-big greens and I get lazy. I`d rather have a pitch to the green as apposed to an 80 foot putt that breaks 3 times.Figure I can do as well with a wedge in that situation.It`s all about the "aiming juice",though.Sometimes you get a bad batch!

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I like smaller greens. I would rather not attempt the really long putt and just work on getting it onto a smaller green with a much shorter putt.

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If you miss the green, a chip from 40 feet is a lot easier than a chip from 100 feet.

Yes of course... a 100 foot chip means you missed the pin by over 30 yards, and 30 yards from the pin, depending on direction, can be a whole world of trouble.

I'm a really good putter, and I prefer larger greens. An added bonus of the larger greens is hitting them improves confidence.

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Anybody paying attention to the Quail Hollow championship going on now? they have scores across the board ranging from 78-65. The greens there are some of the biggest greens on tour.

What does the size of the green do to your score? I know there is another thread that is similar to this, but I would like to get some input on this.

Is a bigger green make it harder to get closer to the flag? Does the bigger green make you not concentrate as much as you would on a smaller green?

Does a smaller green make you over think too many things, causing a bad shot? Does a smaller green have less things to be aware of - less room for undulations?

My opinion is that I do better on smaller greens. Bigger greens usually get me to use more club than I would need for some reason. Also, even if you hit it on the green, you still have the possibilty of hitting a long putt on a bigger green. I feel more comfortable chipping from a distance over 40 feet.

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