Friday, 12 July 2013

The Fairway

By Darren

The Fairway

For those of you who want to get into golf, but have yet to step foot on a golf course, you may not know what to expect.

Perhaps you are still learning how to hit the ball on the driving range and are a little nervous to actually play the real game. Whatever your reasons, you need to know what kind of turf the course is made of.

Welcome To The Fairway

The fairway is your guiding path towards the hole. The grass that is on the fairway will be trimmed very closely to the ground, typically between ½ and 1 inch. On either side of the fairway is longer grass which is called the primary rough. A secondary rough goes beyond that area and the grass is even longer than the primary.

The width of the fairway can vary, depending upon the course. The narrower it is, the more difficult the hole is to play. For example, PGA Tours have professional golf players playing on courses that have fairways that are as little as 20 yards wide.