Golfers start with the non-dominant side of the body facing the target. At address the body and club are positioned parallel to the target line. The feet are commonly shoulder-width apart for middle irons and putters, narrower for short irons and wider for long irons and woods. The ball is positioned in the centre of the player’s stance for short irons and putters, more to the front for middle irons and even more for long irons and woods. The golfer chooses a golf club, grip, and stroke appropriate to the distance:
The “drive” or “full swing” is used on the teeing ground and fairway, typically with a wood or long iron, to produce the maximum distance capable with the club.
The “approach” or “3/4 swing” is used in medium- and long-distance situations where an exact distance is preferable to maximum possible distance, such as to place the ball on the green or “lay up” in front of a hazard.
The “chip” or “half-swing” is used for relatively short-distance shots near the green, with high-lofted irons and wedges. The goal of the chip is to land the ball safely on the green, allowing it to roll out towards the hole. It can also be used from other places to accurately position the ball into a more advantageous lie.
The “putt” is used in short-distance shots on or near the green, typically made with the eponymous “putter”, although similar strokes can be made with medium to high-numbered irons to carry a short distance in the air and then roll (a “bump and run”). The goal of the putt is to put the ball in the hole, although a long-distance putt may be called a “lag” and is made with the primary intention of simply closing distance to the hole or otherwise placing the ball advantageously.
Golf is a precision club and ball sport in which competing players (or golfers) use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course using the fewest number of strokes. Golf is defined, in the rules of golf, as “playing a ball with a club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke or successive strokes in accordance with the Rules.”
Many golfers wear golf shoes with metal or plastic spikes designed to increase traction, thus allowing for longer and more accurate shots. A golf bag is used to transport golf clubs and the player’s other or personal equipment. Golf bags have several pockets designed for carrying equipment and supplies such as tees, balls, and gloves. Golf bags can be carried, pulled on a trolley or harnessed to a motorized golf cart during play. Golf bags have both a hand strap and shoulder strap for carrying, and sometimes have retractable legs that allow the bag to stand upright when at rest.
Normally the innovators in providing some good deals for locals and in general they have taken a huge step backwards.
Prior to the ChiangMai Golf Festival they had sports days on Wednesdays and Fridays at THB700 ,play all day (Caddy fees additional per 18 holes).
The Chiang Mai Golf Festival have the top courses at THB1000 + caddy fees.
What did Inthanon do? Some genius in management decided to drop the sports days and in effect raise the price by THB300 for Fridays and Mondays-duh!
Golfers I know went there on Wednesday, charged THB1000 green fee, THB300 caddy fee, THB600 cart. One of them had a guest who was charged THB500 for the privelige of sitting in the cart. They were also told they should pay tips of not less than THB300!
In addition I was advised that the quality of the greens was awful.
This group will obviously not be going back in a hurry and are telling all their fellow golfers who will be passing it on.
In addition to providing up to date Chiang Mai golfing info we are also here to police the golf courses of Chiang Mai, to foster international relations, to try to further etiquette and good manners on the golf course.
In the event that we fail then perhaps more drastic measures may have to be taken!
If you would think there would be anywhere in Chiangmai or even Thailand you would think that Gymkhana would use their brains and realise that that five or six players in a group is nuts and especially on a short 9 hole course. Nothing worse than slow play and this stupidity encourages it.
This is from the horses mouth:
“4. The Committee hereby informs the all the members that the rule of 6 Members per Group playing style is still effective as announced by the Club. Should there be any alteration, the Committee will notify the members as soon as possible.”
As it specifies “members”,mainly those who pull their own carts I guess (no tip for the caddies) and make it even slower.One of the main reasons myself and many others no longer play there.
I don’t think there are any other countries in the world where you can play 6 persons in a group even on full length 18 holes golf courses,correct me if I am wrong.
It would appear that the guy who was trying to bring the club in to the present day and do away with their archaic ideas has been forced out?
If you check their website and go under the misapprehension that you will be paying THB 600 inclusive of caddy fee to walk the 2 x 9 hole course you will be in for a nasty surprise.
In their wisdom the management have doubled the price to THB 1200 inclusive of caddy fee for walking 18 holes.
That most certainly counts me and most of those I know out of going as the course is nothing special and no comparison to the other 9 hole courses all of which are very much cheaper,as are a couple of the main 18 hole courses,Gold Canyon in particular.