For beginners – Learn How to Golf
There are many things to learn about golf; equipment, the course rules, playing rules, how to play, game of golf itself, etiquette on the course, how to score.
It is assumed you have your own golf equipment, clubs, glove, balls, bag, electric golf trolleys, tees, suitable clothing, golf shoes. Sharing of clubs is not permitted on most golf courses.
Golf Course Rules
Due to the danger of the game .i.e. swinging the club ( on average 80mph), striking the golf ball (usually over 100mph) it has very strict rules and etiquette, as stated this was firstly born out of a safety point of view but it is also a courteous game where respect of your playing partners is expected on all occasions. Rules for golf games can be very complex and various rules can be generally applied as well as local rules. These can be learned over time one step at a time. There are different formats of playing golf; match play against your opponent/s as an individual or as a partner joint score. Most of the time golf is played against the course, this is called stroke play. Stroke play is where the number of shots hit on the whole round is added to give a final number of shots for that round.
Unlike many sports golf can be played at any level against any level so as a relative beginner can play a good long term player, this is by means of the handicap system. In short it is where the persons handicap is deducted from the final gross score to give a net score for the round. The better the player the smaller the handicap which is deducted.
The Golf Course
Generally a golf course is made up of the teeing ground, the fairway, the green, also hazards like bunkers and water. The course has short cut areas, longer grass called rough, up to very rough ground with all sorts of bushes, plant life trees etc. often difficult to hit if not impossible to hit or sometimes find your ball.
How to play on the golf course
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