On past threads there was only some instruction on. The size of each design is to scale with both our my caddie tour and my caddie pro diy yardage books. Pro secrets golf yardage books pga tour yardage books. The firmness or softness of a green or fairway, particularly when it differs from the majority of the rest of the golf course. For many years he has made the yardage books the caddies and players use on the pga tour as well as at the united states open championship, the pga championship, and the ryder cup. I remember looking through a bunch of old yardage books that i bought from a variety of courses, trying to find examples that i could use when i made my own. Yardage books in general have long been contentious on the pga tour, but the usga largely hasnt had an issue with the pocket course maps until now. To download your free bonus templates click the take this course button below your templates will be in your stu. For example, drag the line while you are on the tee box to see exactly how far it. Jun 14, 2017 inspire a love of reading with prime book box for kids discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your first box.
A yardage book is like a golfers diary, if you will. Using my new strackaline green reading book at my home course has been great. A yardage to carry or stay short of a fairway bunker or other landmark. Some tail wagging and blind eyes turned in terms of the rule, specific rulings, and the pga vs the usga. Aug 28, 2010 you could pace off yardages, but this would be 100x easier if you had a laser. The diy yardage book used by more amateurs, collegiate golfers, lpga and pga professionals than any other brand. It seems yardage books either have amazing graphics or golf course data that aide only a pga tour pro to shoot low, so why not both.
How much do pga tour players use their yardage books. Pin sheets and yardage books golf instruction article. Some examples of possible notations in a yardage book the slope of a green or fairway the firmness or softness of a green or fairway, particularly when it differs from the majority of the rest of the golf course a yardage to carry or stay short of a fairway bunker or other landmark. Getting the exact yardage to everything on the golf course helps with club selection and confident decisions.
This is the style most pros and top amateurs use in their yardage books. The foldable pocketsized book will fit comfortably into your shorts or shirt pocket. How to calculate yardage with a yardage book golfweek. Free yardage book template downloads thank you for picking up my book. Open for the public to enjoy, tpc louisiana brings championship golf to new orleans. Master architect pete dye designed the course, working in conjunction with pga tour players steve elkington and kelly gibson a new orleans native.
Provide your email below and well send you a digital copy of our 2015 catalog. We recommend using colors to represent the different areas usually found on a golf course. Fred funk and pga tour caddie dan padawer describe how valuable these books are during. Mark long yardage books the most demanded yardage books.
The accurate number was in the book, one reason why, with yardage books created specifically for pga tour events becoming more detailed, players and caddies are using them for every single shot. How to make a golf yardage book based on the book by eric jones and dick. Make sure your colors do not bleed together by choosing a contrasting color against each other, follow the relevant news page on the social network is important and relevant information and keep the. This is where players and caddies get their yardage. The full page size has a single golf hole on a each sheet of printer paper. Hello guys so i wanted to help people out who want to make a yardage book for a course. The primary purpose of the yardage book is, no surprise, to provide the golfer with yardages.
When i got bit by the golf bug i was consuming as much content as possible ranging. Aug 06, 2008 caddie mark long discusses the creation of his yardage books, which are used by many on the pga tour. I actually printed off the gps aerial photos and taped them in my book. Oct 11, 2015 if you want to understand michael collins analysis of why hole no. Pro secrets have spent years developing unique yardage books that enhance the brand of your golf club. Apr 12, 2018 our vision is to be an online directory and community of likeminded golfers that want access to yardage books of the courses that they play on a regular basis. This is critical information if you want to score your. Yardage books compiled by players or their caddies offer details about a golf course that go far beyond the numbers youll find on a scorecard or a sprinkler head. How to chart the green when putting the best players in the world use yardage books and greens charts to help them prepare for battle each and every round.
Chris dimarco and amanda blumenherst explain how they use a yardage book for course management strategies. Using a yardage book helps you plan out your shots, instead of just hitting shots. Mar 31, 2017 chris dimarco and amanda blumenherst explain how they use a yardage book for course management strategies. How to make professional golf yardage books pga tour style. Then there are caddy books which seem to be the crazy sophisticated for sale ones by seasoned veteran caddys for sale on tour. Long maps out all the courses on tour in extensive detail especially the greens. Free sample golf yardage book template excel word pdf doc xls blank tips. Now you can start mapping your next round with golf steadys track notes. Jul 16, 2017 a yardage book is like a golfers diary, if you will.
Golf digest may earn a portion of sales from products. It is a tremendous layout with a variety of challenging holes across a wonderful piece of land. Ben hulka helps players and fellow caddies each week on the pga tour by selling yardage and green contour books for each course. Following is a stepbystep guide to help you create a unique yardage book of your own. Basic charts may assist a casual player, while the most advanced charts are designed to help professional golfers choose clubs and develop playing strategies on the course. Enjoy an aerial view of each hole, gps distance, yardage book and more. Our team at precise yardage books offer our customers unparalleled experience in professional and amateur golf. Pro secrets golf yardage books 3d graphically rich yardage. Below you will see we ran out of yardage books and wrote in a small note book. Our vision is to be an online directory and community of likeminded golfers that want access to yardage books of the courses that they play on a regular basis. I assume you play the course you want to make a yardage book for often. Great way to see the course while watching pga tour in person or on tv. You play at a course that doesnt produce a yardage book and you want to learn how to make your own for personal use or to give to family and friends.
Golf digest may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of. For example, if your drive is 15 yards short of a landmark thats 185 yards from the center of the green, youre faced with a 200yard shot to the center of the green. Youve seen the little booklets that pga tour pros and caddies have in their back pocket, and look at before every single swing or putt of the ball. Keeping golf uppermost in mind, with over 20 years experience and expertise in the trade of producing graphics and illustrations for yardage books, golf trade show brochures, email designs, and marketing booklets. More useful than your home courses yardage book even if your home course has a yardage book youll find the yardage marker much more you can accurately diagram par threes par fours and par fives.
The yardage book app is gpsenabled, so distances to all course features greens, targets, bunkers, hazards, etc. Using the diagram for the hole in the yardage book, walk off the yards from your ball to a landmark. Jan 15, 2018 a yardage book is a pamphlet or booklet, typically pocketsized, whose pages contain detailed illustrations of each hole on a golf course. If you want to understand michael collins analysis of why hole no. Gtc took the most common shapes of greens, fairways and bunkers and created stencils. The usga might have a problem with pga tour yardage books. Having a yardage book creates consistency and fewer questions. The illustrations show overhead views of each hole and denote yardages to and from hazards and landmarks on each hole. Golf digest calls it the yardage book for the rest of us. Are you wanting to make your own yardage book but feel your drawing skills arent up to par.
I have seen what a yardage book should look like and have the range finder and. If you havent judged the different elevations or the firmnesssoftness of the greens on your home course in a yardage book, then youre making a big mistake. Being the person i am, i really didnt think about it before suggesting it. Apr 22, 2016 players weigh in on how often they use their yardage book on a weekly basis. Brickley golf specializes in handcrafted leather golf scorecard holders, yardage book covers, and quality golf accessories. Mark long is something of a legend on the pga tour. Make your own golf course yardage book by matt canham, instructions each hole does not have to be drawn to scale, but needs to accurately indicate hazards, their distances and details of each green. Using a yardage book will help you play faster and take less strokes. It will be interesting to see if the folks in far hills ultimately rule on the level of detail in mark longs and similar yardage books.
Best approach has been producing the finest yardage guides in the business since 1994. Basic charts may assist a casual player, while the most advanced charts are designed to help professional golfers choose clubs and develop playing. Now i am in the process of walking the course and putting in my specific yardages. Some examples of possible notations in a yardage book.
For example, if the flag and green are 200 yards away, and a landmark bunker protecting the left side of the green is listed in your yardage book at 15 yards to the center of the green, you. Pga tour caddie paul tesori has detailed information in his augusta national yardage books that he accumulated in 10 years of caddying in the masters tournament, but he isnt worried about revealing some of the secrets to other caddies and their players. We have been able to use our combined 50 years of caddying on the pga, and lpga tours as our guide to making a professional, quality yardage book that has everything the competitive golfer needs. Gps distance to greens, bunkers and hazards aerial view of each hole with zoom and pan. Chris dimarco explains how to use a yardage book to improve your game.
You can buy yardage books in most pro shops but those are generic, at our golf school we buy blank yardage books and teach players how to map the course. Caddie mark long discusses the creation of his yardage books, which are used by many on the pga tour. Includes a how to create yardage books instruction leaflet as well. Apr 17, 2014 this yardage book that pga tour pros use might be the most complicated thing in the world. How to read golf course layout yardage charts golfweek. Map out your home golf course in a note book or blank yardage book. What weve created is a tutorial series that teaches the everyday player, aspiring junior golfer, or a seasoned pga professional how to make a yardage book or greens book with our online series. The yardage books give them precise distances from their ball to virtually any location on the hole. Mar 03, 2010 the golf course i recently started working for likes the idea i had for making a yardage book for the course that can be sold at the pro shop.
For competitive golfers, making your own yardage books is very beneficial to saving strokes on the course. They included a sample and so ideas about how to make your book better. Golf pro tips for using a yardage book golf channel. Heres the cover of one of those yardage books for this weeks venue, harbour town golf links. Tour quality yardage books in the same template as pga tour golfers. Its rare that you see a pro really switch up their club on their tee shot unless the weather is playing a major factor or its a par 3 with a varying pin placement. The yardage books are available in two sizes, foldable pocketsized and full page. So much so, in fact, that former caddie mark long has made a business out of it. I can quickly pull it out, determine the slope and aim accordingly.
Players and caddies alike depend on these tools as they do everything they can to contend in tournaments week in and week out. Aside from his gutbusting stories, the pga tour caddie creates the yardage books. Fred funk and pga tour caddie dan padawer describe how valuable these books. Golf yardage books 3 pack pga template, 2019 usga conforming, weatherproof cover. Founder mike howell developed a reputation for excellence in graphics, service and printing that grew best approach into the worlds largest producer of yardage guides. Caddies of professional golfers carry yardage books that they supplement to calculate precise distances and determine, for example, that their golfer has 156 yards rather than 155 yards to the pin. There are new limitations on mapped greens books, including green diagrams in a traditional yardage book.
Flipem, turnem, trace them and you get different angles and designs to work from. The bluegolf app overlays a yardage book on top of a satellite image so you are. Mark long yardage books the most demanded yardage books on. This amazing course management system will help you diagram how you want to play each hole. Golf yardage books and golf yardage book holders for professional, collegiate, amateur, and junior golfers. I bought my first yardage book cover which definitely helped but i still had an idea to make a players or pga tour style of yardage book that had distances to the center of the green, carry distances to specific points bunkers, widest part of fairway, hazards, trees, etc gave me an enlarged view of the green complex, and. Pga tour yardage books our yardage books are the professionals book of choice. For example, a yardage book illustration of the fifth hole might show the golfer. The benefits of using a yardage book are multifaceted.
Some of the responses they give are quite different than you would think. Yardage and green contour books are a staple at pga tour events. Pga national resort and spa the champion pga national champion palm beach gardens, fl. Yardage book example you may have seen yardage books that some golf courses provide to give more detailed information about each hole, beyond just the raw yardages as marked on the scorecards, tee plates, sprinkler heads or other types of markers. Google earth can be a very helpful tool for capturing images of the golf course and importing them into inkscape and starting work on them. This yardage book that pga tour pros use might be the most. Pga tour players go by the yardage book the boston globe. The caddy and player in that case appear on in the same, therefore a caddy book could be used. Using it to verify what i thought was the proper slope has helped my overall green reading abilities. Players weigh in on how often they use their yardage book on a weekly basis. Aside from his gutbusting stories, the pga tour caddie creates the yardage books that all. May 01, 2017 yardage books in general have long been contentious on the pga tour, but the usga largely hasnt had an issue with the pocket course maps until now.
You can measure the distances by pacing from markers on the course once you have. When creating a yardage book we have one goal in mind. Use bluegolf yardage book to tour every hole at thousands of courses across the us and the world while you play or while you watch the pros. But getting a yardage book and plotting your way around the course makes it much easier. Any putting green image that is used during the round must be limited to a scale of 38. Lower section has a fairway description area for yardages back to tee. This is where players and caddies get their yardage books.168 1029 705 744 235 417 1419 998 664 190 737 182 638 1416 13 670 195 697 1470 1395 728 352 294 1319 59 930 1292 1285 197 122 1213 1067 931