Urban Golf Part – 2

Urban Golf Part – 2 Following up on our previous exposé on urban golf, the second piece in the series examines the game’s real mechanics, the equipment needed to play, the regulations that are typically followed (as well as some of the more frequent variations made to these laws), and the locations where you may play.

Urban Golf Part - 2

What are the main rules of urban golf?

Every time you play, you can encounter a new challenge, which is one of the major pleasures of urban golf, thus the regulations must be adaptable enough to reflect this.

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There are some general rules that tend to remain the same even if the rules are flexible and subject to some variation depending on where you play, namely:

  1. Play the ball where it is at all times (unless it is unsafe or likely to cause damage if you do so)
  2. The number of clubs that can be used in the round should be pre-agreed upon, and each player should have access to the same number, kind, and variety of clubs as well as the same kind of ball.
  3. Carry a small piece of padded Astroturf or something similar with you to place the ball on before each stroke in order to protect your club head and the surrounding area. Meaning you won’t irritate others by making divots in grassy places or risk ruining your club on concrete surfaces. All shots should be withdrawn off your patch if there is a chance they could harm the surrounding area, your club, or the player if they are played where the ball is lying.

The prohibition against inflicting harm to people, property, or the environment is undoubtedly the most significant urban golf rule. Games must always respect people and property and never be played in residential areas.

Urban golf follows many of the same basic rules as traditional golf, save for these few exceptions.

What equipment do I need to play Urban Golf Part – 2

The fact that urban golf is typically significantly less expensive to start playing than traditional golf is one of its most alluring features. To begin with, you only need one club to play rather than a bag full, and you don’t require special attire, a golf club membership, green fees, or anything else of the sort.

In fact, all that is necessary for an urban golf game is:

  • a padded Astroturf area. The ideal size for work is between six and eight inches square. Driving range mats are made of the ideal material. You might be able to find a scrap of the mat at one of your nearby driving ranges.
  • a preferred golf club (though most urban golfers elect to play either a 9-iron or Pitching Wedge)
  • Your preferred golf ball.

The important decision is the golf ball. A typical ball is obviously far too hard and would inflict significant harm if it struck someone or something, even the softer composite ones used by professional golfers. As a result, a variety of different balls are used when playing urban golf, including:

  • Tennis ball
  • Squash ball
  • ‘Waffle’ practice golf ball
  • Foam practice golf ball
  • An almost-golf practice ball; many serious urban golfers choose these. They resemble traditional balls in terms of appearance and gameplay, but they are significantly lighter and softer on the inside thanks to thousands of tiny carbon dioxide bubbles, making them perfect for usage in crowded cities.

Other than that, all you need is a creative imagination to set up a few difficult holes or maybe an entire 18-hole course around your neighborhood so you can really enjoy the game.

Where can I go to Urban Golf Part – 2?

The good news is that urban golf has become quite popular worldwide since it originated in California, making it possible for you to play against other players in organized competitions. The game is extremely well-liked on numerous college campuses in the United States, as well as in Portland, San Diego, Chicago, Washington State, New York State, and St. Petersburg (Fl). Additionally, the game is played in Canada’s Nova Scotia.

Games played in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal, Bordeaux, France, Newcastle, Australia, Utrecht, the UK, Poland, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Russia, and Germany are equally beneficial to European players. Cross golf is the name of the game in various European nations.

Brazil, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, and New Zealand all have active sports scenes.

You can play in a variety of locations, though, if you wish to design your own course locally. Urban golfers are forbidden from playing in residential neighborhoods or other places where their acts can bother or disturb residents. Instead, they should head to abandoned industrial sites, peaceful streets, university campuses, meadows, fields, and even alongside and across rivers to play. Where you can play is simply limited by your imagination.

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