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Beginners Guide To The Different Parts Of A Golf Course

Beginners Guide To The Different Parts Of A Golf Course

Golf is a sport that many professionals and amateurs love. If you are new to golf, then read on to learn more about the different parts of a golf course.
 

Golf is a sport that many professionals and amateurs love. In very simple terms, the goal is to get the ball from the one end of the golf course into a little hole that is meters away. 

Now there are various factors that directly impact your ability to get the ball into the hole. A golf course standard has 9 or 18 holes, and each hole consists of different components. 

This article looks at the different components of these specific holes to help you get a better overall picture. 

The Tee 

The tee is the start of your hole; each round will start on a tee box. There will be markers on the tee box to identify different skills levels; some holes might have two tee boxes. So, for example, woman golfers could have a  tee box that is closer to the green. 

After finding your correct tee-off marking, it is expected that you stand two meters behind the marking. You will need to set up your tee with your ball and use your driver to try to deliver a clean tee shot. 

If you are a golf betting person, you should know that some of the best golf betting odds are determined even before the professional steps up to the tee. Odds may have been calculated days or weeks before. 

The Fairway 

The stretch of grass between the green and the tee box is called the fairway. The fairway length will differ for each hole, but it usually ranges between 30 and 50 yards. When you tee off, you need to try and get your ball to land on the fairway; from there, you will be able to take your second shot. 

The Green 

The green is your goal, and that is where you will find the hole. The grass on the green is shorter than the rest of the field, and your ball will roll smoothly over the surface. At this point in time, you should make use of your putter. With patience and a lot of practice, you should be able to successfully navigate any green. 

The Rough And The Hazards 

The rough and the hazards are the places that you want to avoid while playing golf. The rough is the border of the fairway, where the grass is longer. If your ball lands here, you are going to have a hard time controlling the ball. 

The same goes for the hazards; the hazards are your bunkers and water. Very nice features that are added to golf courses, but it can be a real pain when you hit your ball into one of them. Your best bet when you are stuck in the rough or hazards is to use your sand wedge, lob wedge, or pitching wedge to attempt to move you back onto the fairway or green.    

In Conclusion 

Golf is a fun sport that can be played professionally or for fun. With this beginner’s guide, you should be able to navigate each hole without too much effort; now, all that is left is practice!

NCG

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