Changing Hole Locations Video

July 9, 2014

Jiim Lee (British Columbia Golf)

RICHMOND - The hole location on a green is something most golfers complain about, at least on occassion, but rarely think about.  What was the superintendent thinking about when she put it here?  Few of us are at the golf course early enough to witness this daily ritual, but it is extremely important to both the quality of the experience of the golfer and to the health and conditioning of the green.

This new video from the USGA shows how the superintendent selects hole locations on a green and what the factors are that (should) influence the hole location.  I had always wondered how they managed to cut so precise a hole, take out the plug and put the new plug back in the old hole.  This video shows how its done.

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