The anatomy of a golf hole
There are three parts to a basic golf hole. The tee shot, the approach shot and the putt. Make these three parts work as one and all your golf will be smooth.
Most of us have a time with putting. Understand that your drive and approach shot can make putting a lot easier. Simply because it will get your ball to a good spot on the green.
This page will give you easy steps to take as you approach any hole. Granted some holes are harder then others, but I think you will find some useful information here.
Part 1- The Tee Shot
At the tee I will
1st Notice wind speed and direction.
2nd Click the camera right behind the green.
It gives me this view. I then put my mouse were the blue dot is and right click. And zoom in. This gives me a straight shot to the pin for my approach shot.
Part 2- The Approach Shot
I hit my drive where I wanted it. On my approach shot I will click the camera circled in yellow.
After clicking the camera I now have this view. I will do a few things.
1. Go to my pitch so I can get the grid you see.
2. I will then right click and zoom in twice.
3. Based on wind direction and speed and wanting an uphill putt I will set my aim box for my shot.
4. I will go from pitch to full shot. This is important to remember.
Part 3- The Putt
Once on the green I will do a few things.
1st I want to get the right pace of the putt. The GS Wind/Putting calculator will give you a very exact pace.
2nd I want to read the dots by going to reverse view and back a few times. Hitting the space bar will do this very quick for you.
I wanted to give a simple yet effective overview of the anatomy of a hole. I would play a lot better if I took my time, but I tend to rush my shots.
Doing this has helped me slow down a bit and hit better drives and approach shots.
I hope you find this helpful. Gary