Pin Sheets

December 19, 2008

PGA TOUR Players are very gifted athletes.  But, the secret to their game is ball control.  Every player I have worked for could hit just about any club in the bag to within a few feet of their intended target when they swung the way they wanted to. That could mean a three-quarter five iron that goes 183 or a full out one to land at 202 or any number in between.

So, giving the player the most precise yardage on any given shot is extremely important.  This is why we have pin sheets.  When used in conjunction with a yardage book, a caddie can give his player the detailed kind of information he needs to execute a successful shot.

A pin sheet has four important components:  Hole number, green depth, pin depth from the front of the green and pin relation to the closest side of the green.  After the round, the used sheet looks like this:

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When put all together, you can retrieve numbers to the pin, carry over bunkers or humps, room (number of yards) behind the pin, where to place the shot for the best putt, etc.  I just wish I had these when I play!

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