or Connect
TheSandTrap.com › Golf Forum › The Clubhouse › Tour Talk › Yards and meters for pros
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Yards and meters for pros

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
I just got thinking bout the JB Were masters this past week, and here in Australia our markers are in meters, not yards. Does anyone think this would play tricks with foreign golfers, like the TIG for example. "Yo Stevie how many yards brother?" "1-sexty there Tiger" (excuse my kiwi accent hahahah)

Maybe Stevie makes his own yardage book in yards not meters for the Aussie tournament?
post #2 of 22

Re: Yards and meters for pros

You are an Aussie and you write "meters" not "metres"?? Bloody hell.
post #3 of 22

Re: Yards and meters for pros

You are an Aussie and you write "bloody hell" not "strewth"?? Crikey.
post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 

Re: Yards and meters for pros

Originally Posted by Shorty View Post
You are an Aussie and you write "meters" not "metres"?? Bloody hell.
I thought the Aussie way was meters. thats how i was taught in school. Its like center and centre.
post #5 of 22

Re: Yards and meters for pros

Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
You are an Aussie and you write "bloody hell" not "strewth"?? Crikey.
It was a joke. Look up "Where the bloody hell are you?" on Youtube.
post #6 of 22

Re: Yards and meters for pros

As was mine.

Seriously, though, the yards/meters thing isn't that hard in the day and age of rangefinders which can be set to read out in either units. I still work in yards in my head just because I'm lazy about making the mental switch on my club distances. On the course here I just add 10% to the given meter markings. Close enough.
post #7 of 22

Re: Yards and meters for pros

The books they carry surely is written in yards, not meters. They use the yardage books most of the time, not fairway markers. Most of the stuff is done before the tournament, so I don't think it is a big problem. The caddies main job on any shot is to find the distance to whatever object etc. During the 45+ seconds, I'm sure they can come up with the distance in the stupid imperial distance.
post #8 of 22

Re: Yards and meters for pros

Well its metres here in the Ireland as well but to convert metres to yards you just take the digits excluding the first and add them to the yardage eg. 120m = 132yards 93m = 102 yards the bigger the yardage you should add a yard or 2, Im sure the caddies might have a more accurate conversion system
post #9 of 22

Re: Yards and meters for pros

Originally Posted by Zeph View Post
The books they carry surely is written in yards, not meters. They use the yardage books most of the time, not fairway markers. Most of the stuff is done before the tournament, so I don't think it is a big problem. The caddies main job on any shot is to find the distance to whatever object etc. During the 45+ seconds, I'm sure they can come up with the distance in the stupid imperial distance.
When you take 50 paces, is it 50 yards or 50 metres?

In Canada we officually use metric, but learn several "traditional" systems of measurement since land is still measured in acres, beer in ounces and pints, human height in feet and inches, sporting distances in feet, inches and yards (field dimensions, yardages, first downs, yards after the catch, etc), and when people are shopping for a new car they immediately convert the L/100km to MPG. A little known fact - cars always get better gas "mileage" in Canada than in the US.
post #10 of 22

Re: Yards and meters for pros

Originally Posted by sean_miller View Post
When you take 50 paces, is it 50 yards or 50 metres?

In Canada we officually use metric, but learn several "traditional" systems of measurement since land is still measured in acres, beer in ounces and pints, human height in feet and inches, sporting distances in feet, inches and yards (field dimensions, yardages, first downs, yards after the catch, etc), and when people are shopping for a new car they immediately convert the L/100km to MPG. A little known fact - cars always get better gas "mileage" in Canada than in the US.
Usually a pace is a yard but a metre is only .09 inches larger than a yard so pacing isnt exactly that accurate but Im pretty sure caddies got it down to an art
post #11 of 22

Re: Yards and meters for pros

Originally Posted by sean_miller View Post
When you take 50 paces, is it 50 yards or 50 metres?
I don't pace, but I do all my measurements in meters.

http://www.anorak.co.uk/wp-content/u...ric-martyr.gif

Caddies use rangefinders on the course before the tournament and put it in their books, they don't go around pacing every shot from yardage markers. Though I do believe a good caddy can pace off a distance better than most of us, out of necessity for keeping the job.
post #12 of 22

Re: Yards and meters for pros

Originally Posted by whatwhatwhat View Post
Usually a pace is a yard but a metre is only .09 inches larger than a yard so pacing isnt exactly that accurate but Im pretty sure caddies got it down to an art
Ever tried math before? A meter is 39.4 inches, or 3.4 inches longer, not 0.09.
post #13 of 22

Re: Yards and meters for pros

Originally Posted by whatwhatwhat View Post
Usually a pace is a yard but a metre is only .09 inches larger than a yard so pacing isnt exactly that accurate but Im pretty sure caddies got it down to an art
Originally Posted by Clambake View Post
Ever tried math before? A meter is 39.4 inches, or 3.4 inches longer, not 0.09.
I think he meant a meter is 0.09 times longer, as 3.4/36 ~ 0.09
post #14 of 22

Re: Yards and meters for pros

Originally Posted by mdl View Post
I think he meant a meter is 0.09 times longer, as 3.4/36 ~ 0.09
.9 not .09
post #15 of 22

Re: Yards and meters for pros

Originally Posted by Clambake View Post
Ever tried math before? A meter is 39.4 inches, or 3.4 inches longer, not 0.09.
I meant 1 metre is equal to 1.09 yards, jesus calm down you must be a very frustrated individual
post #16 of 22

Re: Yards and meters for pros

Originally Posted by whatwhatwhat View Post
I meant 1 metre is equal to 1.09 yards, jesus calm down you must be a very frustrated individual
Wow, your responses are always.....something.
post #17 of 22

Re: Yards and meters for pros

Originally Posted by Shorty View Post
.9 not .09
Are we saying a yard is ~ 0.9 metres and a metre is ~ 1.09 yards?
post #18 of 22

Re: Yards and meters for pros

A meter is 1.094 yards. Or as others have suggested here, just add 10% to the number of meters to get yards and it's close enough for any of our golf games - the pros also.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Tour Talk
TheSandTrap.com › Golf Forum › The Clubhouse › Tour Talk › Yards and meters for pros