In golf a pace is typically defined as the measurement of one step taken by a person and is equal to 30.0 inches or 76.2 centimetres.
To use this method, a golfer will walk from their ball to the target, counting the number of paces it takes to reach the target.
They will then use this information to estimate the distance to the target or to make club selection decisions. The most common uses are around the green such as where to land a chip shot or on the fairway when trying to get the distance between their ball and a predetermined distance marker such as a distinctive tree on the side.
It is not an exact method of measurement, but it can be a useful way to get a general idea of distance on the course.
Updated: 24-Apr-2023 | Email feedback to this question