Week Seven: Distance
Students will be able to:
learn about yardage control
determine how to effectively choose clubs based on distance
understand how to play from uneven lies
practice choosing clubs based on distance
visit the golf course again
learn about putting green rules and ball unplayable
Week 7 Notes:
We covered uneven lies. To recap:
a. Uphill- more club, ball forward, lean into slope, aim right
b. Downhill- less club, ball back, lean into slope, aim left
c. Ball below- same club, ball in middle, lean into slope (butt down and forward, weight on heels), aim left
d. Ball above- same club, ball in middle, lean into slope (grip down, weight on toes), aim right
Putting Green Rules and Etiquette…anything with a penalty is explicitly stated so!
Never run on the green.
Always place your bag on the side of the green, towards the following hole, when you are putting.
Whoever is further away should go first.
If you are not putting, you should mark your ball immediately.
Always repair at least two divots before you begin putting, assuming you have time.
Ask your partner if he’d like the flagstick out, in, or tended. The penalty for hitting the flagstick is 2 strokes.
You can move loose impediments anywhere on the green unless they are in your line. Never touch your own line, because it is considered improving your lie and results in a 2 stroke penalty.
Don’t walk in someone else’s line. It’s rude. Make sure your shadow isn’t in someone’s line. It’s also rude.
When you remove the flag, place it relatively far away so no one hits it on accident.
You can repair ball marks and hole plugs on the green. You cannot repair spike marks on the green. 2 stroke penalty.
Ball Unplayable- you can declare your ball unplayable anywhere on the course, except a hazard (water/sand). You have three options, each penalized 1 stroke.
Stroke and distance
Drop a ball along the line created by the nearest point of relief (from where your original ball is) and the flagstick, no nearer to the hole.
Drop a ball 2 club-lengths from the nearest point of relief (from where your original ball is), no nearer to the hole.