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 the hole length in regular golf. In international competitions the maximum hole length is up to 100 yards.
In this sport, players are only allowed to use three 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.
The European Pitch and Putt association, which has been around since 1999, organizes this sport all around the world.
- Mini-Golf — a putting only version of golf usually played on artificial surfaces.
- Golf — players use a club to hit balls into a series of holes on a course, using the fewest number of strokes.
- Target Golf — players hit a golf ball at a large net, scoring points based on where the ball lands.
- Urban Golf — golf played anywhere that there's free space and not too many people about.
- Footgolf — a mix of golf and football, where players use football skills to kick a ball into a hole.
- Behcup — similar to putting in golf, though the balls are hit into a small goal and not into a hole.