# You asked: How is green depth measured in golf?

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## How do you calculate the area of a golf green?

Since most golf course greens are not perfect circles you can estimate the area of your greens by calculating and using the average radius (times Pi). Using a Protracter in the center of your green take a measurement to the outside of your target spray zone every 20 degrees.

## Are golf holes measured to the front of the green?

Regardless of whether you are playing off the men’s or women’s tees, all golf yardages are measured to the middle of the green.

## Are yardage markers to the front of the green?

Golf Course Yardage Markers

A yardage marker is an object found on the golf course that shows the distance to the center of the green, and depending on the course, to the front and back edges of the green to assist a golfer in determining which golf club he should hit.

## How much slope should a putting green have?

RECOMMENDED SLOPE More than 3′ around hole should be consistent slope. Figure I. It is important to understand the direct relationship between green speed and putting green slope. As green speeds increase, the potential for uncontrollable slopes also increases.

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## How wide should a putting green be?

In general, you should be able to accommodate at least 10 feet of length and 6-8 feet of width for a putting green.

## What is the average size of a putting green?

Backyard golf greens for residential spaces are usually around 500 square feet, while artificial golf greens for commercial projects or Nicklaus Design golf courses are usually 1,500 square feet.

## How big is a par 3 green?

The par-3 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass, the home of the PGA Tour and The Players Championship, is a short hole. It’s a mere 137-yard shot, but if a player misses short, left, right or long, the odds are that their ball is going into the surrounding water penalty area.

## How is the yardage figured from tee to green?

Short answer, golf holes are measured “across the ground” using the playing route that most golfers will take. For example, on a dogleg hole, the measurement is taken from the tee box to the apex of the dogleg. Then from that apex to the center of the green.

## Are golf distances in feet or yards?

The US, UK, Canada, Japan, and Korea, all use the yardage system and hosts more than 60% of the world’s 38,864 golf courses. It is, therefore, safe to say, that more courses use yards than meters.

## Do they measure golf in yards or feet?

Golf courses are measured in yards where that is the unit used in that country, and in metres where that is that local norm. In the UK , we use yards, if we go to Europe to play, they use metres. In the days of course planners you added 10% to the metric numbers to get the yardage.

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## What club would most golfers likely hit from 100 yards *?

The majority of golfers are going to hit their gap wedge about one hundred yards. Some people call the gap wedge the approach wedge or the utility wedge, but they are referring to the same thing.

## How far should you hit a 7 iron?

The average distance golfers hit each club varies widely. A PGA Tour player hits a 7-iron between 172-215 yards.

Average Distances for PGA Tour Players.

Club Average Distance
7 Iron 172 – 215 yds
8 Iron 160 – 200 yds
9 Iron 148 – 185 yds
Pitching Wedge 136 – 170 yds

## Is a yardage book worth it?

But if you’re someone who can break 90 and wants to lower your handicap, then yes a yardage book is so worth it. A yardage book might help you have 3-5 (or more) strokes as you can have a better strategy on each shot and keep the momentum going.