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Different Cuts of Grass You Will Find On The Golf Course

February 27, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 155

Golf is a tough enough game to learn. That puts off a lot of interested people. More yet are turned off because it seems like everyone has to be proper and they are afraid to ask questions. Well, we want every new golfer to feel as comfortable as possible out there, so today we are going to provide information on the different cuts of grass in golf. This way you will know more of the vernacular and won't be so confused by terminology while playing the game.

Why are there different cuts? To reward players for good shots and to make it more difficult if you hit a bad shot. That's about as basic of an explanation as I can provide. Now, let's take a look at the different types of grasses you'll see out there.


To provide each player the best possible lie, the fairway runs the length of the hole and has the grass cut close to the ground. You need to hit your shot onto this area because it makes it easy to hit your next shot. Although this will not always be the case, a golfer should always aim to hit the ball on the fairway.


The rough is the longer grass that runs along each side of the fairway. Many times a golf course will line each side of the fairway with different levels of cut grass.


The green is one of the most important elements of a golf course. This is where you attempt to reach each time you tee up the golf ball on one of the tee boxes. This part of the golf course surrounds this hole. The green is where the cup, or hole, is located and where you should put the ball into in order to complete the hole. This element of the golf course has the grass cut very short so a golfer can easily putt, or roll, the ball across its surface.


The fringe or the collar is another element that every golf course has. This is where the cut of grass is just a little longer than the grass on the green. There are even courses that line the fringe with bushes or small trees to make it more challenging to play the particular hole.

Each course may have its own identity, but all of them will have these basic elements. Once you understand these basic elements, then you can decide how you play in wherever course you choose to play in.

You can find more information in our beginner's golf guide. Then when you are ready to start improving your game we have everything from putting and short game to full swing tips to help you get better.

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