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Pin In or Out?

Discussion in 'Hacker's Anonymous' started by warbirdlover, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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  2. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    I'm a 'pin in' guy as well.
     
  3. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    Pin in for me.
     
  4. PaPaD

    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    In always. I used to leave the pin in when playing alone and fell in love with it long before the rule change.
     
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    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

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    Pin in. Mic drop
     
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    Splunge Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    On habit alone, I’m a pin out guy, I see the hole better, and I just have a better ‘make mentality’ with it out. Also the thing they didn’t do was account at all for skilled putters who ‘die the ball at the hole’ like I do. I only hit it hard enough to put it a couple inches past the hole if I miss, unless it’s a shorter one I’m trying to take the break out of. I think they’re approach to the types of putts they’re hitting is a bit flawed
     
  7. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Won't make a lick of difference for me since it's not gna hit the flag stick anyway...
     
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  8. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Took a while for our geezer group to fall into a routine satisfactory for all. Now, the pin stays in for everything down to the 3-footers and under. Still a mixed bag for those short ones. I just leave it in. Others want it out for the really short putts.
    Sure has sped up play by being able to leave the pin in. Of course, we are known as the NASCAR group since we flat fly around the course.
     
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  9. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Pin in saved me twice today. Long putts that were hit too hard, hit the pin, finished within 1 foot of the cup. With the pin out both putts would have finished at least 6 feet past the cup.
     
  10. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    If you weren't such a shitty putter you wouldn't need the pin. :p
     
  11. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Pin in for me.
     
  12. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    The practice green was closed and my first putt of the day was about 45". The other time was a 40" putt on the 3rd green. By then I got the speed down. Got a T5 in the tourney.
     
  13. MCDavis

    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    I prefer it in vs out...same goes for the pin.
     
  14. thegolfclubdoc

    thegolfclubdoc Active Member

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    I missed a par putt today because the pin was in. So mad.

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  15. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    What do you put it down to? Pin standing crooked or putt too hard?
     
  16. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Recent observations: Hearing the flagstick blamed for keeping the putt out of the hole. In some cases, the flagstick is an inanimate object, easy to retaliate against for a missed putt. Even if the putt nicks the stick and seems to glance away, how do we know it wouldn't have rimmed out anyway? How many years have we chipped from off the green, leaving the stick in? Some chips go in. Some don't. One of our geezers blamed the flagstick, today, for kicking his putt out of the hole. Sheesh! Tough for a ball rolling about the speed limit on the Autobahn to go in even an 8" diameter hole with no flagstick!
    For the most part, I still like it left in. My old eyes certainly appreciate the assistance in visual clarity.
     
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    thegolfclubdoc Active Member

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    I see what you are saying. But I had an uphill putt and it hit the flagstick square and stayed out. I don't believe that an uphill putt like that would have bounced out of the hole while going right down the middle of the hole.

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  18. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Take

    the

    pin

    OUT
     
  19. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    I

    can't

    believe

    a

    young

    flat-belly

    seems

    so

    resistant

    to

    change!!
     
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  20. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Uh, no. When Phil says you have a 30% (or whatever it was) better chance of holing a chip with the pin out, seems like that would translate to putts as well.
     
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