I constantly hear ams of all handicaps, mini tour pros and PGA Tour pros complain about sprinkler yardages, yardage posts and yardages their caddies gave them.
I have been guilty of this myself.
Once during a round in the midst of shooting a 65, I hit a shot on a par 3 to about 2 feet. A 25 handicap asked me how far it played, he knifed the ball over the green and told me I gave him the wrong yardage because he knows how far he hits it.
Another time I gave out a yardage to friend and he airmailed the green by 30 yards. He yelled and screamed at me. We come to find out, he hit 6 iron, instead of the 9 he intended.
The yardage markers being wrong is almost always ignorance or stupidity on the part of the golfer.
If you take what I am about to say literally, you will improve your golf game.
The more solid I hit a shot, the more accurate the yardage markers seem to be.
The more I pay attention to the lie, wind and other factors that affect how far a ball goes…the more accurate yardage markers seem to be.
The less I worry about how much distance I am getting out of my irons, the more accurate yardage markers seem to be.
The less serious I take myself, the more accurate yardage markers seem to be.
The less I worry about the EXACT yardage I have, the more accurate the yardage markers seem to be.