Terrey Hills Par 3 Course, NSW
Golf Australia and the Australian Pitch & Putt Association (APPA) have established a Memorandum of Understanding with the common goal of increasing participation.
The sport of pitch & putt has been played since the 1930’s, originating in Ireland with the prime objective of involving more people in the sport of golf that provided minimum opportunity then. Since that time the game has spread around the world very rapidly, especially in the last two decades and has developed into a recognised form of golf.
The competitive nature of the game, the opportunity for all ages and the special skill set required are all interesting and varying aspects of the sport that as a whole is played under the same Rules of Golf.
There are a number of pitch and putt courses currently operating in Australia who also conduct events that have been the lifeblood of the game and encompass all forms of golf from social to competition; with State, National and International Championships. Fully fledged handicapping systems and ranking of players have also generated a brand of specialist pitch & putt players akin to T20 in cricket.
For more information on pitch & putt and APPA; visit: http://australianpitchandputt.com/