Q. My husband says when I take relief from a lateral water hazard I get the nearest point of relief and a club-length. I say it is two club-lengths not the nearest point of relief. Who is right? — Sandy Madson
Women’s Senior Amateur Championship set for May 3-4
Most students coming out of college don’t know exactly where their first job will be.
Putting represents 43 percent of the game of golf but, generally speaking, it is horribly misrepresented in practice. The average golfer will take two maybe three golf balls to a putting green and simply try to make putts.
During the course of reviewing golf courses, one encounters players who hold strong opinions about Southern Nevada’s numerous tracks. Most of those views, it should be noted, are eerily correlated with that particular golfer’s most recent score on the course in question.
Three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree. Really? Those hardly seem like fitting gifts from one’s “true love.” The problem with shopping for avid golfers is that there is rarely anything one can give them that they don’t already have.
For five rounds, Chris Riley successfully navigated the grinding road that is the PGA Tour’s qualifying school.
Brian Prouty of Tucson parlayed an eagle on the par-5 15th hole of the CasaBlanca Golf Course en route to a 9-under 63 and a three-round 197 in the $72,000 Nevada Open golf tournament, held Dec. 8-10 in Mesquite.
A pitch shot is a high-lofted shot that lands softly on the green and has very little roll. The clubs that should be used for this shot are the pitching wedge, sand wedge or lob wedge.
Q. If a player’s ball is half on the fringe and the fringe is cut high so that the other half of the ball is overhanging the green but not actually touching the green, is the ball considered on the green? — Moondog
Last week, 120 of Southern Nevada’s most accomplished golfers descended upon Las Vegas’ Mayberry-esque neighbor, Boulder City, to test their skills and vie for the Southern Nevada Golf Association’s Clark County Amateur Championship. The course selected to separate the contenders from the pretenders was Boulder Creek Golf Club, a top-shelf facility featuring 27 challenging holes.
What will improve your golf game the most, instruction or coaching?