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The Top 4 Unwritten Rules of Golf

The USGA rule book is one of the most quoted and feared books in the game of golf.  We all want to play by the rules but we don’t always want to know if we are breaking any rules that result in stroke and distance. (Damn you OB and white stakes).  There are however unwritten rules of golf that are not written down but rather passed down.  These are the unwritten rules of golf my dad taught me.

The Definitive Guide to Grabbing a Bite at the Turn

Golf is a social game and includes a acceptable level of drinking and eating.  One tradition is grabbing a bite to eat at the turn on your way to the 10th tee.  In the old days, this might include a sit down for a ham sandwich with Grey Puppon and a high ball.  Now a days, Ready Golf has turned the Turn into a fly by of a grab and go meal that is consumed bouncing down the 10th fairway.  Let’s talk about what makes a good “meal” at the turn.

Golf Course Rating: How Difficult is this Place?

Now that we understand the math (Don’t worry no quiz today), what does a slope of 69.0 mean for the white tees at your local golf course?  It means that a scratch golfer should shoot a 69.0 at your golf course playing from the white tees. So what?  So buttons.  The lower the golf course rating compared to 72 to “easier” the golf course is.

Heron Glen Golf Course: Hidden Gem of Hunterdon County

Heron Glen is fun course that offers subtle challenges. The course has mild elevation changes but some fairways tilt to one side favoring drives to the other side. There are several environmental areas to carry but the course provides drop areas on the other side for shots that do not clear them.  

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