Category: About Golf
Golfing in Germany is still considered as an elite sport. While traditionally not known to be a golfing country, the emergence of German golfer, Bernhard Langer, in the 1980’s placed Germany firmly on the golfing map and since then, several golf courses have been developed around the country. Langer, fondly called the “Ice Man” by [...]
Rules and Definitions of Golf – terms M thru O (Marker, Match Play, Obstructions, Out of Bounds and many more …)
Golf is a precision club and ball sport, in which competing golfers use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes. Golf is a game of precision and patience and many who watch or play golf for the first time may not find it as interesting or exciting as other professional sports around the world. Sports and activities such as football, sport fishing and mud run may be more suitable for your personality as golf is a more slow paced sport that requires patience.
The most memorable golf shots go ‘straight down the middle’, or arrow-straight at the pin, combined with perfect judgment of the length of shot required. Equally memorable are those occasions when a ‘draw’ or ‘fade’ is employed to take advantage of wind conditions, or to get round an obstruction such as trees. There are many [...]
All golf courses have their own scorecard (card of the course), which is unique to that course. On the card, you will find a whole host of information regarding the club, including things like an outline map of the course layout, and the colour of the flags on the different nines. The only information you [...]
The Handicap System in Golf allows people of very different golfing abilities to compete with each other. Other sports do have a ‘handicap’ system, but nowhere does it work as effectively as in the game of golf. Basically, this is the number of strokes a player receives, over and above the ‘par’ for a course. The higherthe handicap, the more strokes received. The highest ‘official’ handicaps are currently 28 (men) and 45 (women).
Golf is an old sport; the exact origin is not clear and is often open to debate as to being either Chinese, Dutch or Scottish. However, the most accepted golf history theory is that this sport originated in Scotland during the 1100s. The word golf derives from the Dutch kolf meaning stick, club or bat.
The major changes in equipment since the 19th century have been better mowers, especially for the greens, better golf ball designs, using rubber and man-made materials since about 1900, and the introduction of the metal shaft beginning in the 1930s and then the wooden golf tee was invented.
Golf etiquette rules are more so common courtesy that is practiced by golf players among one another. These are often common sense and golf clubs often implement their own versions and sometimes post their own. They are designed basically for the consideration of all the people using the course as well as the care of the course, to help reduce unnecessary maintenance of the course.
Players should ensure that, when putting down bags or the flag stick, no damage is done to the putting green and that neither they nor their caddies damage the hole by standing close to it, in handling the flag stick or removing the ball from the hole.
If a match fails to keep its place on the course and loses more than one complete hole on the players in front, it should invite the match following to pass. Learn more proper Golf Etiquette …
Rules and Definitions of Golf – terms A thru E (Ball in Play, bunker, Caddie, Course, Equipment and many more …)