You’re watching golf on tv and you hear about a stimpmeter. What’s a Stimpmeter we here you ask.
A Stimpmeter is a little tools that helps you determine how fast or how slow the green speeds are on ANY golf green in the world. It’s just a 3ft piece of metal but understanding why it’s used and the calculation could help you to sink more putts.
Green keepers all over the world will be using a Stimpmeter to make sure their greens are play how they want to.
How the Stimpmeter works
- Start by identifying a fairly flat surface on the green
- Place the ball in to position on the Stimpmeter
- Lift the Stimpmeter end with the ball gently with the opposite side laying on the ground
- Keep lifting and let gravity do the rest
- The ball runs down the Stimpmeter and on to the green.
- Measure from the bottom end of the Stimpmeter to where your ball ended up
- That’s the first reading
- Repeat this process 3 times
- Repeat the process but at the opposite end of the green
- Add up test 1 and test 2 scores and find the average.
What does a Stimpmeter reading tell us?
- 9 would be a good pace of green
- 13 would be crazy fast
- 6 would be very slow