YARDAGE BOOKS

The Yardage Books used by Tour Players and Caddies differ greatly to the

 ones used by the club golfer. Distances are critical, with club selection so

 important to the Tour players.

Both these illustrations show the 2nd hole of the Centenary Course at

 Gleneagles. The one on the left is from a professional yardage chart and

 shows the level of detail available to tour players. The one on the right is

 the one sold at Gleneagles to the general public.

The difference is clear to see.

Tour caddies are also issued with a sheet for each round to show the

 accurate pin positions of the flags for that particular day.

This is one from the 3rd Round of the 2011 Barclay’s Scottish Open at

 Castle Stuart, Inverness.














American Caddie Mark Long gives an insight into the Tour Yardage charts














The Yardage Book explained by Michael Hoey’s caddy

at the 2010 Irish Open


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Tomson Golf Club, China

BMW Championship 2009

Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, Illinois, United States

BMW PGA Championship 2010

Wentworth

Buick Open 2000

Warwick Hills, Grand Blanc, Michigan

Caltex Singapore Masters 2003

Laguna National, Singapore

Bell Canadian Open 1998

Glen Abbey, Canada

Centel Western Open 1990

Butler National, United States (signed by Fuzzy Zoeller)

Compaq European Grand Prix 1999

De Vere Slaley Hall

Deutsche Bank SAP Open 2002

St Leon-Rot Heidelberg, Germany

Dunhill Links Championship 2005

Carnoustie

Dunhill Links Championship

Carnoustie

Heineken Classic 2000

The Vines Resort, Australia

Johnnie Walker Championship 2006

Gleneagles

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Gleneagles

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Omega European Masters

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The Open Championship 2009

Turnberry

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Celtic Manor

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Medinah, Illinois, United States

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Gleneagles

Scottish PGA Championship 2000

Gleneagles

Smurfit European Open 2004

The K Club, Ireland

The Scottish Open 1996

Carnoustie

Trophee Lancome 2001

Saint-Nom-le-Breteche, France

US Open 2009

Bethpage Black, United States

US Open 2010

Pebble Beach, United States

Volvo Masters

Volvo PGA Championship 2000

Wentworth