Walking The Golf Course

With titanium and carbon fiber among the materials of choice, golf can be an expensive hobby. Aerial photos of golf courses point out the risks involved along the route, the position of each putting hole and green, and provide an impression of the differences in elevations right through the course. Designing golf clubs with concept of low center of gravity enables hitting the golf ball high into the air as the weight is shifted to the club bottom. There may even be a practice course (often shorter and easier to play than a full-scale course), where players may measure the distance they can obtain with a specific club, or in order to improve their swing technique.

Environmentalists and other activists continue to lobby against the building of new golf courses, claiming they may impede corridors for migrating animals and damage sanctuaries for birds and other wildlife, though some courses have …