The Use of Green Mapping in Planning
In the "Green Mapping" you are aiming at a diagram in different places of holes for each green color:
- Local drop lines,
- The direction of A break.
There are five steps in a process of creating a pocket guide.
Step 1 - The scheme of green
The 1st Green Card includes getting a chart of each of a 18 green on which to display how your balls shall break in different places.
The good diagram is a drawing of the original architect, as it shall show not only the shapes also size of a green, but and the different contours lines.
The next good is the diagram of each green color from the official yard book, which the course authorized to sell to the public.
This green image will not give as much information as an architect's drawing, but it's good enough to prepare your pocket guide.
Another sources of data is a handheld GPS devices which shows yards, fairway views, hazards, and the shape also the depth of each green color.
If nothing are available or the GPS devices is too expensive, you can get the green form from a satellite provided by Google Earth for free.
If your course is not close to the sensitive military facility, you must be able to the identify a greens and estimates their size.
(As Google now charges a tool for the ruler, a cheap alternatives is to get rid of the greens yourself).
You can print an images for each green, also then increase and increase the outer border. That's how I created Yardage Book for a regional mini-tour.
Step 2 - Rotate the pin
The 2nd Green Card includes the identification of different application areas in that the hole may be cut on a green. For example, somes greens has false front, which can not be used for pin location.
Step 3 - Pin Arrangement
The third green card includes the definition of the most likely places where it is possible to cut a hole. Old plugs show where a hole was previously locateds.
However, if you regularly play a course, in time you will learn the different locations of contacts for each green.
Pins location Augusta 16th Masters
Masters 16: Golf Digest
Not every piece of green color will be availables for a good pin arrangement. Architects are trying to design green witha maximum number of possible contact locations.
However, faster green speeds eliminate some pin locations, since the slopes is now too severe for the balls to stop near a hole.
The location of contacts is well known on tours. They, as a rule, are in a same place every year, hidden behind bunkers also close to dangers and ridges.
Step 4 - Match the gaps
The fourth of the "green" stages of the map includes a detailed display of various breaks on a green background.
For professionals, the book Tour Yardage Book somehow provides information about a green contours and the direction of breaks.
This is a kind of information that you need to collect for yourself. You may use a simple manual, for example, a Put Line Putts reader to get your readings.
You want to marks on your Green Maps a local drop line at every possible pin location also degree of slope.
As a rule, you will find which the direction of the gap in each zone is relatively uniform.
For your map not to cool too many direction arrows in one area, simply mark one arrows to show a direction and degree of tilt.
Step 5 - Make a pocket guide
The fifth and final stage of Green Karting is preparing the Pocket Guide so that you can refers to it on a course before you fall.
You shall now know in advance how dangerous the slope is and also how your ball shall break in the hole.
Based on knowledge of green speed throughout the day, you shall be in better position to judges the path that you are showing for your impact.