What To Do On The Green

How To Golf with Kathryn Newton: What to do on the green

Released on 3/2/2016

Credits

Starring: Kathryn Newton

Transcript

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(electronic music)
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Okay, so you hit your tee shot in the fairway hopefully,
00:10
and then you hit your pro shot on the green.
00:12
Good job.
00:13
Once you get the ball on the green you can clean your ball
00:15
and get ready to putt it in the hole.
00:17
The green is considered only the shortest grass
00:19
you see on the hole and should be clearly defined.
00:21
The grass that surrounds the green
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will be a little bit taller.
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You'll see the difference.
00:25
If your ball is on the green, and only on the green,
00:27
you can pick it up and clean it.
00:29
It probably has grass stains or mud on it.
00:31
If you want to pick it up first you have to mark it.
00:34
You can mark its position with a coin
00:36
or a smaller object like a tee.
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Just put the marker right behind the ball
00:39
and then you can pick it up.
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Once it's off the green you can clean it and replace it
00:43
and then remove the mark and putt out.
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Remember a couple more things about the green,
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most have slopes that have to be
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taken into consideration when you putt.
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It could make the ball drift left or right of your target
00:54
or move faster or slower than you thought.
00:56
Try to feel the slopes with your feet
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and use the gravity to your advantage
00:59
to get the ball in the hole.
01:01
Also remember that playing quickly is important.
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You don't have to keep marking your ball
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and lifting it after every putt.
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If it's clean and not in the way of another players putt,
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leave it on the green until you're done.
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Oh, and here's another little tip for you,
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most golfers play by an unwritten rule
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that if it stops close enough to the hole
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and they think that you can putt it in,
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it's called a gimme.
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It's against the rules in tournament stroke play
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but if the other golfers in your group
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agree that it's close enough,
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you can just add one stroke to your score
01:27
and pick up the ball and move on to the next hole.
01:30
Is this a gimme?
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Okay thanks.
01:33
(electronic music)
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