Apron, Golf Term

Apron, Golf Term:Similar to a fringe or collar, an apron is a section immediately in front of a green where the grass is cut slightly higher than the green surface height and slightly lower than the fairway height.
In golf, the term apron refers to the closely mown area of grass that surrounds the putting green. The apron is typically cut shorter than the fairway but longer than the green, creating a transition zone between the two. It serves as a buffer zone and provides players with an easier surface for chipping or pitching the ball onto the green. The apron is designed to help golfers navigate their shots closer to the hole when they are unable to reach the green directly from their previous shot.