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PostSubject: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:02 am

I usually prefer the upper deck as I am able to see clearer where and how my balls land.

But some friends tell me that the resulting distance is not accurate as upper deck shots will land further due to the elevated height which the balls are launched.

Is this true? If so, how much to 'discount' off the distance for shots from the upper deck to get a more accurate estimate of club distance?

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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:59 am

I was told by some range pro; 10%

But to get accurate measure....best to do so on course.
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:22 pm

Well, the range balls are not the same balls you used on the golf courses, so it is impossible to get an accurate distance.
At range, I usually focus on dispersion.
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:32 pm

I don't like to hit from the upper deck as "I felt like I was gonna fall off the cliff" and hence, I failed to make a proper weight shift every time on impact ...  Laughing 

Yes, hitting from the upper deck definitely gives one longer distance (because more carry). Hence MBGC range does not allow driver to be used on the 3rd deck onwards. Not sure if this rule still apply currently ...
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:29 pm

Last time when i started i like to go upper cos no one really see how i play. Now i prefer go lower deck and can see how my ball 'shoot' up.
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:20 pm

Turbo wrote:
I don't like to hit from the upper deck as "I felt like I was gonna fall off the cliff" and hence, I failed to make a proper weight shift every time on impact ...  Laughing 

Yes, hitting from the upper deck definitely gives one longer distance (because more carry). Hence MBGC range does not allow driver to be used on the 3rd deck onwards. Not sure if this rule still apply currently ...
Yah I also try not to play so high up, first distance not accurate next also felt like falling off on finishing. Especially like mbgc, won't even go beyond level 2.
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:29 pm

Upper deck gives about 10m more distance.
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:56 pm

Mbgc a lot of down slopes once the ball land  after 150 it jus rolls
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:07 pm

I will usually practise on the lower deck to have a feel of feeling closer to actual situation especially to the green or the tee box.

However, I am practising on the higher deck these days. Haha mainly because there are more pretty ladies taking lessons or practising to motivate me.

Actual distance is really hard to gauge cos a few factor may vary: Performance of individuals, dispersion, ball and wind conditions. Practising on range is just focus on strokes, setup and dispersion.
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:17 pm

I always prefer to play at lower deck then u can get the actual feel of your shoot direction and distance
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:48 pm

In fact, I get longer distance on the course, likely due to balls. And also dun think the distance markers are accurate... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:21 pm

I prefer upper deck also. Like how easy it is to see where the ball land.

But never felt like fall off the cliff though. Turbo you must REALLY push your hips left lol. Try pulling back the mat a little?

IMO no matter how accurate you judge and hit your clubs, it won't really materialise on the course. Unless you have a Laser Rangefinder.
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:05 pm

My range ball vs course ball.. mgbc ball vs srixon ad333 as follows:

Driver:
Course 215 carry
Lower level at range 190 carry
Upper level at range 200 carry

5i:
Course 165 carry
Lower level 155 carry
Upper level 160 carry

55 wedge
Course 65 carry
Lower level 60 carry
Upper level 65 carry
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:23 pm

akhild wrote:
My range ball vs course ball.. mgbc ball vs srixon ad333 as follows:

Driver:
Course 215 carry
Lower level at range 190 carry
Upper level at range 200 carry

5i:
Course 165 carry
Lower level 155 carry
Upper level 160 carry

55 wedge
Course 65 carry
Lower level 60 carry
Upper level 65 carry

just wondering how do you measure the carry distance on the course for the driver n longer irons?  Maybe I'm getting too old I can't even see where the ball ends up most of the time especially the drives. ..
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:31 pm

Mostly go for pitch mark and look back at white tee with bushnell v3. Once asked caddy to stand ahead and see where I am landing.
Play at indah puri mostly. Not much roll anyway..
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:35 pm

jmho...

i go range to train for accuracy and consistency....

if i wanna find my distance, i go practise at the par 3 courses....
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:42 pm

slinger wrote:
jmho...

i go range to train for accuracy and consistency....

if i wanna find my distance, i go practise at the par 3 courses....
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:54 pm

enwee wrote:
Turbo wrote:
I don't like to hit from the upper deck as "I felt like I was gonna fall off the cliff" and hence, I failed to make a proper weight shift every time on impact ...  Laughing 

Yes, hitting from the upper deck definitely gives one longer distance (because more carry). Hence MBGC range does not allow driver to be used on the 3rd deck onwards. Not sure if this rule still apply currently ...
Yah I also try not to play so high up, first distance not accurate next also felt like falling off on finishing. Especially like mbgc, won't even go beyond level 2.

Bwahahaha ... At least we have something in common ...  Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:57 pm

Nam Flog wrote:
I prefer upper deck also. Like how easy it is to see where the ball land.

But never felt like fall off the cliff though. Turbo you must REALLY push your hips left lol. Try pulling back the mat a little?

IMO no matter how accurate you judge and hit your clubs, it won't really materialise on the course. Unless you have a Laser Rangefinder.

In my opinion, in fact range is good for us to practise our swing plane, rhythm and most importantly to refresh our fundamentals as we don't hit balls as often as tour pro ... We therefore tend to suffer from muscle memory lapse ...  Laughing

TBH, I tend to perform better if I practise at the range before a game ...  Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:12 am

IMHO range is not a good place to check distance.

1) The balls on the range are not your playing balls
2) As mentioned, different deck the ball fly differently

Range is more for me as a practise where I work on my swing and grouping (direction), rather than finding distance. Else go to a range that uses real golf balls, Turf city have, but expensive. Another place is Mandai, though the real balls there are sort of baked, but some still fly true.
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:21 am

Sorry on a side note, any grass ranges in SG? I know seletar monday 4pm to 7pm is grass. Any other?
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:22 am

akhild wrote:
Sorry on a side note, any grass ranges in SG? I know seletar monday 4pm to 7pm is grass. Any other?
Sentosa.....but the rate hor damn ex. Another place is turf city, not too cheap either.
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:55 pm

enwee wrote:
akhild wrote:
Sorry on a side note, any grass ranges in SG? I know seletar monday 4pm to 7pm is grass. Any other?
Sentosa.....but the rate hor damn ex. Another place is turf city, not too cheap either.

The charge is more than $100 +++ for Sentosa range but walk in golfer is not allowed. One needs a member to bring you in ... BTW, Sentosa range is using actual high compression balls ... Not sure what brand but last time was Nike ...
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PostSubject: Re: Upper deck vs lower deck at range   Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:59 pm

Prefer lower deck can see how high my ball is going
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