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Rain and Distance

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:26 pm
by bkuehn1952
It seems logical that a ball struck the same in a steady rain will go less far than a similar strike on a clear day. Water is certainly more dense than water vapor or air. A golf ball being propelled through a rain shower has to meet more resistance. I wonder if anyone has tried to tabulate the effective loss of carry distance.

Another factor at play, perhaps, is the build up of water between the face of the club and the ball. A professional's ball strike might be so fine that little water collects between the face & ball. With a schlub like me, however, my somewhat imprecise strike might make room for a bit of liquid collection.

At any rate, it was instructive to me yesterday how much distance was lost (carry and total) while playing in a fairly steady rain at a water logged course. I had to club up at least a full club to obtain the same carry distance, never mind the -0- roll.

Re: Rain and Distance

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:51 pm
by Duke of Hazards
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Re: Rain and Distance

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:51 pm
by Duke of Hazards
All mocking aside, there doesn't seem to be any tests completed 'while' raining. So we'll take your -1 club carry rule as dogma.

Re: Rain and Distance

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:29 pm
by bkuehn1952
Duke of Hazards wrote:All mocking aside, there doesn't seem to be any tests completed 'while' raining. So we'll take your -1 club carry rule as dogma.
You can take my one club and shove it up ... :P