CourseGuide, the market leader in compiling the most sophisticated and detailed yardage books for quality golf courses, has completed a new guide for the Palmer Course at The K Club ahead of its staging of the 36th Ryder Cup contest this September.
The guide is based on the same course configuration as the one selected for the forthcoming Ryder Cup competition and features new computer graphics and views of the greens not seen in a publication of this kind before.
Every hole is depicted in a full length illustration based on high resolution aerial photography and enhanced computer graphics, with infra-red laser accuracy to determine key distance yardages to the edge of the green. There is also the customary insert of the green showing its contours and general pin distances from the front edge.
But the most innovative addition to the new guide is a computer generated oblique view of the approach to each green that gives the golfer a more precise idea of how to play the shot onto the green and what dangers lay ahead. The computer generation has been developed exclusively by CourseGuide and backs up the detailed ground survey that accompanies each illustration.
It provides the kind of essential information that makes it possible for the golfer to know exactly where they are on the course and helps them judge the distance to the pin and select the right club.
“The inclusion of oblique views of each hole on The K Club’s Palmer Course bringsa new dimension to course guides,” said Tim Street, managing director of The Golf Business Ltd who market CourseGuide. “They make it much easier to determine how best to play an approach shot and improve the scoring potential on the course.”
The result is a quality guide that makes it easier to manage shots and distances at a glance – giving golfers a more enjoyable and memorable experience of the course and a greater appreciation of its outstanding natural features.
The latest guide also features a foreword by its designer, the legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, who also contributes his advice on how to play every hole.
According to his foreword, Arnold Palmer regards the selection of his Palmer Course for this year’s Ryder Cup contest as the high point in the history of his design company and adds: “I am confident that the 7,350-yard course…will truly test the mettle of the brilliant professionals who will be playing under the flags of their homelands”.
The 48-page guide also includes a comprehensive plan of the layout of the Palmer Course, together with a detailed history of the course and its Ryder Cup connections.
CourseGuide is also compiling a new version of the Smurfit Course at The K Club, which is the home of the European Open tournament.