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How To Hit A 48-Inch Golf Driver | Golfweek
The advantage of pounding a long drive on a par-4 or par-5 hole is obvious: The farther you hit your tee shot, the shorter your next shot will be, giving you the opportunity to use a more-lofted club. That’s the idea behind the 48-inch driver, which is the longest club permitted under the Rules of Golf. An average off-the-rack driver is 45½ inches long.
Posted: Sunday Nov 29, 2020
How to Get PGA Certified | Golfweek
Posted: (2 days ago) Register for online courses within your certification area. More than 2,000 courses are available, Abramowitz notes, and all of them may be accessed from the PGA’s Course Library. As of 2012, a PGA member may purchase 12 months of access to the complete course library for $350.
Fun Golf Games to Play | Golfweek
Posted: (2 days ago) To shake up the normal routine of playing a straight round of golf or to experiment with new formats, there are plenty of fun golf games to play. Whether for making friendly wagers or just for enjoyment, games are a great way to provide additional competition within the normal round. Most are relatively simple to follow, and some can be played with as few as three players.
How to Get a Golf Handicap Online | Golfweek
Posted: (3 days ago) Since 2006, the United States Golf Association, the governing body of the sport in North America, has allowed golfers to post all of their scores online for purposes of establishing and maintaining a handicap. A handicap, formally known as a handicap index, is encouraged by the USGA. It allows you to compete against other golfers of different ability levels on an equitable basis, increasing ...
Architecture & Design of Golf Courses | Golfweek
Posted: (2 days ago) Golf-course design and architecture is a fascinating topic that has been the subject of many worthy books. Notable golf course designers have ranged from skilled professional players such as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer to bankers and businessmen who turned their passion for the game into shaping some of the world's top golf courses. As with painters and composers, the work of golf-course ...
How to Become a Caddie | Golfweek
Posted: (2 days ago) Find the nearest golf course that employs caddies. At most courses, you will go through a caddie training course and learn about the fundamental responsibilities of a caddie. Ask questions about how often you can caddie, which days the course typically needs caddies, and whether there are any tournaments that may need caddies.
How Golf Holes Are Measured | Golfweek
Posted: (2 days ago) Measuring golf holes accurately is important for many reasons. Course officials require proper measurements so they can set the correct par for each hole. Players need accurate measurements so they can choose the proper club for each shot. Additionally, course ratings are based in part on each course’s yardage, so accurate information is required to set a proper rating and to establish ...
How to Become a Professional Golf Caddy | Golfweek
Posted: (2 days ago) You love golf, but maybe your strength is in reading greens and wind currents, rather than having nerves of steel with a putter in your hand and money on the line. If so, and you long to forge a career on the golf course, think about becoming a golf caddy. The successful ones who team up with top touring pros can earn six-figure incomes.
Do I Need to Have My Own Golf Clubs to Play Golf? | Golfweek
Posted: (2 days ago) Many courses have rental sets of clubs available for golfers who do not bring their own. A golfer on a business trip, for example, may get a spur-of-the-moment invitation from a colleague to go out and play the course affiliated with the hotel they're staying in. Golfers also borrow clubs from friends and relatives instead of purchasing their own.
How Golf Holes Are Moved | Golfweek
Posted: (2 days ago) Golf course architect Jeffrey Brauer says his plans include 24 to 36 hole locations for each green he designs. He divides the green into six areas -- including a front, middle and back section on both the right and left sides -- then allows for four to six possible hole placements in each quadrant. ... M.L. Rose has worked as a print and online ...
USGA Grants | Golfweek
Posted: (2 days ago) The grants cover costs such as golf course and driving range access, instruction, golf equipment and transportation. Among the organizations that receive these USGA grants are the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf sites and Hook A Kid On Golf clinics. As of 2012, USGA junior program grants have gone to more then 900 nonprofit groups, serving more than 2.5 ...