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Pitch and Putt

Pitch and putt is an amateur sport, which has a great similarity to the well-known international sport called golf. However, the hole length is typically less than eighty yards as compared to golf sport hole length. In some international competitions of this sport the hole length can vary up to 1000 yards.

In this sport, players are only allowed to use two clubs in which one must be a putter. The sport is played on raised artificial teeing surfaces. This sport came into existence in Ireland in 1940 and was only played here. However, now this sport has gain a lot of popularity and is played around the globe.

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The European Pitch and Putt association since 1999 internationally organizes this sport all around the world.


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