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- Tips about playing from a bunker.
A "bunker" is a hazard consisting of a prepared area of
ground, often a hollow, from which turf or soil has been removed and
replaced with sand or the like. Grass-covered ground bordering or
within a bunker is not part of the bunker. The margin of a bunker
extends vertically downwards, but not upwards. A ball is in a bunker
when it lies in or any part of it touches the bunker.
- Tips about the area between the tee and the green
Refers to the putting surface, that area of finely-trimmed grass
surrounding the hole.
on a golf course.
- Tips concerning any portion of the swing.
The textbook golf swing is composed of these phases: (1) Addressing
the ball, (2) The take-away, (3) The backswing, (4) The downswing,
(5) Follow-through, and (6) The pose.
- General knowledge tips that don't necessarily pertain to one of the
- Tips about particular holes.
- Tips about when a golfer is just about ready to strike the ball,
also known as the "address"
The address refers to the final position taken by a golfer just
before the swing.
Once your ball has reached the green, a good golfer will switch to a
more precise method of propelling the ball towards the hole. The
"putt shot" is simply called a "putt". The ball
is struck so that it rolls towards the hole without any loft
whatsoever. To aid this, a golfer will use a specially-designed club,
called a "putter", which has a very steep face and
(usually) a short shaft. In contrast to all other golf shots, the
putt does not involve much body motion. Indeed, the object is to keep
the hips and legs as still as possible. There is very little
backswing in the putting motion. -
Tips about moving the ball forward once it is on the green.
- Tips about the area of the course that has long grass alongside the
fairways. This area is considered a hazard.
Tips about the sand-filled valleys on the green. These areas are
Game When someone says that Judy has got
a great "short game", it means that Judy is particularly
accurate within 100 yards of the green. She can pitch well, chip
well, lob well, and (most importantly) putt well.
- Tips referring to strategies to move the ball forward when it is
within 100 yards of the green.
- Tips about the flat area on the course usually marked with stakes
where the initial drive or longest shot is made.