ACCURATE DRIVE hay MOST ACCURATE DRIVE
12/06/2017 | Đăng bởi Hoa Tùng
For corporate or group outings where you typically see scramble or other team-based formats, there are frequently "bonus" competitions for specific individual achievements.
The three common bonus competitions are longest drive, closest to the pin and most accurate drive.
Typically, two holes on the course are designated for most accurate drive: A par-four or par-five on the front nine. And a par-four or par-five on the back nine.
Each competition is separate.
Before any golfers are released onto the golf course, a white chalk line is applied to the center of the fairway on these two designated holes. The line begins approximately 120 to 150 yards from the tee and extends as much as 300 yardsfrom the tees.
The idea is to drive the ball such that it comes to rest as close to the chalk line as possible. The distance of the drive is immaterial.
As the first foursome of the day advances to their respective balls in preparation for their second shots, they take a moment to decide which ball came to rest closest to the chalk line - regardless of length of the drive. A special stake (AKA "proximity marker") is driven into the ground at the location of the ball nearest to the chalk line and that golfer's name is written onto the stake.
Subsequent foursomes will only relocate the stake if one of their balls is closer to the chalk line than is the stake set by the previous foursome. If the stake is moved, the previous name is erased and the currently-most-accurate golfer's name is applied.
The final foursome to play this hole retrieves the stake and brings it to the clubhouse so that the name of the day's most accurate driver is known to the organizers of the competition.