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A Little About Greens

Aug 17, 2007
Knowing how to drive and putt are not the only things you need to learn about playing golf.

Golf, being an outside activity you play on a living portion of land, and as in everything else outside, Mother Nature loves to play this game.

Grasses are dissimilar; you may encounter a lavish putting green or a weed patch with little growth at all. The putt can be modified by the texture, length and texture of the grass, and how much grass is, in reality there.

It is unlikely that a long putt will go in, so the best idea is to get it close enough to go for a tap-in two-putt.

So anywhere between 20 and 30 feet you should stop thinking of a single putt, and plan on leaving yourself in the best possible position for a second putt to be a tap in.

A true golfer does not play only on sunny days with no breeze, it's rather common to see a golfer with an umbrella (to protect the clubs) playing in the rain.

As in any other outside activity, the rain changes how you putt a golf ball.

You'll also come upon a condition that's made by man, that's acknowledged by few golfers, this is called the lumpy donut. However this isn't a real scourge.

In the U.S. You'll most likely be playing on one of two
types of grass:

Bent is a cool weather grass encountered in the northern states, it's soft with fine blades growing close together, and this makes a carpet like texture. It can't take Drawn-out heat or humidity.

Bermuda is used in the warmer climates; it's a strong weedy grass that addresses warmer climates and humidity encountered in the southern states.

The blades are long, wide, shaggy and sparser; golfers identify it as a wild shag rug which induces the ball to rise and fall in and out of the blades. Bermuda also has a grain, the direction in which the grass matures.

Their deviations create very different playing surfaces for golf.

Balls will roll truer on bent grasses and the break will be caused by the slope of the land. With Bermuda, your shot can be affected by uneven growth patterns in the grass.

The place to discover how your shots will respond to the different types of grass is the practice green.

You should never go out to just practice, planned and correct practice properly executed, will always show in your game.

However, it never pays to perfect and action that is not working! Be certain that your grip, stance and swing are correct, talk to your pro and find out what the problem is, and then practice correcting it.

Once you have the basics down and have developed a reasonably accurate swing, hitting balls is the only way to develop rhythm and timing.
About the Author
GR - Garland Choate -is a retired Airline Captain> who has been in internet marketing for many years. Now, he is retired in the US Virgin Islands where he writes and does more marketing from home. Find many great articles on Golf at http://www.Golf.WAHWarriors.com
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