Favorite conditions- firm and fast or wet and slow?

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  • Sean25rpSean25rp Members Posts: 3,007
    I would like to say firm and fast but we don't get much of that in the UK.
  • SEP1006SEP1006 Pearland, Tx.ClubWRX Posts: 905 ClubWRX
    I really can't see why anyone would like wet and slow. At least for golf that is!!!!!!!!!!

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  • dtowngolfdtowngolf Members Posts: 693
    SPARKP wrote:


    I really can't see why anyone would like wet and slow. At least for golf that is!!!!!!!!!!
    More like target golf, fairways play wider because the ball doesnt tend to run out as much off the tee. During approach shots they will tend to sit where you hit them making it easier to attack pins
  • mubob1977mubob1977 Members Posts: 120 ✭✭
    This is an absolute no-brainer...firm and fast and it's not even close.
  • teejaywhyteejaywhy Official GolfWRX Curmudgeon Members Posts: 7,168 ✭✭
    Firm and fast indeed provides for the superior golf experience, IMO.
  • dtowngolfdtowngolf Members Posts: 693
    Agreed. I love firm and fast conditions esp on links style courses
  • MountainKingMountainKing Members Posts: 1,456 ✭✭
    Depends on the course..if it's a really tight course I would much prefer the wet conditions. Rolling good drives through a fairway on tight courses gets frustrating.

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  • nbg352nbg352 Members Posts: 8,320 ✭✭
    Firm and fast. It makes me think I can still hit the ball!
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  • Stick ShootinStick Shootin Members Posts: 103
    Firm and fast! It just makes me focus on every shot more as I know the deviation on my misses will be greater.
  • jdhallisseyjdhallissey Members Posts: 2,260 ✭✭
    Firm and fast will separate the hacks for the golfers. When everything is wet you can hit it all over the map and be just fine. When conditions are firm and fast you have to pick your spots and hit them. You have to make great contact all the time to get the ball to stop on the greens. Also firm and fast courses are much tougher. I like the challenge.
  • One_Putt_BlunderOne_Putt_Blunder Members Posts: 10,801 ✭✭
    Firm and fast.
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  • mikeh1mikeh1 Members Posts: 348 ✭✭
    firm and fast, tidy fairways and fast greens, if only I could put image/swoon.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':swoon:' />
  • natural_onenatural_one Members Posts: 912
    Im all for firm and fast, but if a course is so firm and fast that it cant hold approach shots that land on the green, Im annoyed.
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  • Prog8rProg8r 2.6 Members Posts: 564 ✭✭
    Firm and fast to a point. If the greens keeper puts the pin in the wrong spot on an overly fast green it tends to become a score amplifier for me.
  • GolfrnutGolfrnut Members Posts: 7,163 ✭✭
    Firm and Fast. The less I have to move a putter the better. Never had an issue seeing lines, but the more I have to swing the putter the worse I do.
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  • itw419itw419 Clear Eyes, Full Hearts.... Members Posts: 1,700 ✭✭
    Firm and fast. It would be nice if more golfers felt this way instead of the need for bright green. I feel a lot of courses over water because of the need to be green.
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  • Chief IlliniwekChief Illiniwek Members Posts: 2,731 ✭✭


    Im all for firm and fast, but if a course is so firm and fast that it cant hold approach shots that land on the green, Im annoyed.




    Agree with this. I'm not exactly PGA tour quality, but I'm better than most golfers out on the course, so if I can't stick a green with anything but a wedge I get annoyed quickly.
  • farmerfarmer Members Posts: 7,853 ✭✭
    If it's firm and fast where you can play along the ground, i.e., running a ball onto the green, that's great. Firm and fast where a ball in the air won't hold, with no run-up options is not good.
  • act0fgodact0fgod Members Posts: 164 ✭✭
    This question is begging for the answer to be firm and fast. If you framed the question as firm and fast vs soft and slow you'd have a chance at fair responses. Similarly if asked do you prefer baked, rock hard and fast or soft and slow people would probably pick soft and slow. I say probably because when people think of speed they think of greens. They also know PGA greens are fast so they want fast.
  • finalistfinalist MASHED POTATO! Members Posts: 5,406 ✭✭
    Firm and fast unless the greens are so firm the ball bounces off. Every season there's one or two rounds where the greens are so firm you can't aim at them. You have to land a few yards short and have it bounce and roll to the middle.
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  • sheppy335sheppy335 TMAG Junkie Members Posts: 6,343 ✭✭
    Fast and Firm
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  • MileHighClubMileHighClub Members Posts: 3,654
    F&F. Don't like wet and slow at all.
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  • murph9095murph9095 Members Posts: 227
    finalist wrote:


    Firm and fast unless the greens are so firm the ball bounces off. Every season there's one or two rounds where the greens are so firm you can't aim at them. You have to land a few yards short and have it bounce and roll to the middle.




    why is that a bad thing? haha
  • CHEFMIZCHEFMIZ Members Posts: 475
    I prefer firm and fast, although my scores tend to be lower in the softer conditions.
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  • Arizonalefty59Arizonalefty59 Members Posts: 7,392 ✭✭
    Soft, fast, and receptive greens with firm fairways and no rough! Haha
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  • Bonneville85308Bonneville85308 Members Posts: 1,645 ✭✭
    I prefer fast and firm, as long as it's not to the extent where approach shots won't hold on the greens.
  • Dead Solid PerfectDead Solid Perfect Members Posts: 629 ✭✭
    I would say firm and fast but it depends on who I'm playing. If I have a length advantage Id prefer wet or if I'm playing a good friend who lives in Las Vegas, I'd prefer wet because he's not use to it.
  • arlingtonzarlingtonz Members Posts: 105
    I prefer fast and firm, although it is fun to throw darts at a softer green.
  • mctrees02mctrees02 Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,278 ✭✭
    Fast firm is always preferable. While I love walking rounds in foggy, misty conditions...I hate ending up in mud and dealing with messy shoes/pants/etc that results.
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