Key to winning WAAP is putting

Minsol Kim of South Korea lines up a putt on day one of The Women's Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship at Siam Country Club on February 01, 2024 in Chon Buri, Thailand. (Photo by Oisin Keniry/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)


Players must win the fight against the green to qualify for three major tournaments.

(Pattaya, Thailand) This year's Women's Amateur Asia Pacific (WAAP) will be held at the Siam Country Club Waterside Course in Pattaya, Thailand.

As the name suggests, 10 out of 18 holes are near the water. At 6,192 yards, the course is not long. Players agree that playing long games is not difficult.

A player who was explaining the long game looked bright. Her expression got darker as she approached the green. This is because the green is hard.

The grass on the course is Bermuda Tifeagle. The 2nd round, which is underway, was shaved to a maximum of 2.5 mm. The green speed measured in steam meters is 11 feet 2 inches.

In the UK, 0 to 6 feet is called "slow speed", 6 to 8 feet is called "medium speed", and 8 feet or more is called "fast speed".

On the PGA Tour, 12 feet is the average. Majors range from 13 to 14 feet. The Open Championship, one of the majors, is the only one that runs at 10 feet.

Oakmont Country Club, where the Stimpmeter was designed, stays between 13 and 15 feet.

The LPGA Tour maintains 10 to 11 feet.

Defending champion Thailand's Eila Galitsky conjures up 2022. At the time, Galitsky did not perform well.

"If the putter went well at the time, I could have won it. I did a bogey-free round in the first round, but unfortunately, I missed a few putts. I will practice hard."

Galitsky, who is playing second round, is struggling with putting. There are bogeys, double bogeys, etc. coming out.

South Korea's Minsol Kim, who finished runner-up last year, is also wary of putting. 

Minsol is waiting to play in the second round. In the first round, She wrote down six birdies and four bogeys on his scorecard.

Minsol said, "I liked all the parts, but putting was difficult. Long games are not difficult, but short games are difficult. I am planning to practice after judging that there is a problem with putting."

Minsol will start the second round at 12:03 p.m. on the same day. As expected, the main point to watch is the fight against the green.

The winner of the fight against the green will compete in three major tournaments.

The AIG Women's Open will be held at the Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland.

The other two majors are the Amundi Evian Championship in France and the Chevron Championship in the United States. In addition, Champion participate in two regular and two amateur tournaments.


February 2, 2024

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