Women’s Golf Advantage
For men and women to compete on the same golf course, sometimes against each other. There are considerations and adjustment that are made. Here are some of the differences between men and women in golf.
Women don’t typically hit as far as men, so the course length is adjusted with women’s tees, or forward tees. Yardage is reduced by placing the women’s tees closer to the hole so that, based on averages, a shorter women's drive will land in the general vicinity as a longer men's drive, allowing the subsequent approach shots to be hit from the same place.
Those golfers with a fast swing speed generally hit the ball harder and longer. Women typically have a slower swing speed than a bigger and stronger man, so women’s clubs may have more flex. As many women are shorter than men, the shaft on each club as designed for women is about an inch shorter. Because women are thought to be not as athletically inclined as men, their clubs may also have slightly more loft.
It’s great to be a woman in a predominately male sport. Women are still often faced with prejudice because they are perceived to be not as good as the men, but many women are sure to prove them wrong. Women do also tend to be a bit less competitive than men and often have social women-only golf groups focused on having fun on the golf course.
Golf is a great game with a history of tradition and is appropriate for the entire family. In addition to women’s tees, most courses also have lower yardages for juniors and senior players. Adjusting the yardage allows everyone to have a different experience on the course and play together no matter their strength and power.
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