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Knowing Better Sport- Golf

Mar 22, 2008
Golf is one of the few ball games that does not use a standardized playing area; rather, the game is played on golf "courses," each one of which has a unique design and typically consists of either 9 or 18 separate holes. Golf is a game that is variously considered a pastime, recreation, sport, profession, religion or an obsession. Golf is defined in the Rules of Golf as playing a ball with a club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke or successive strokes in accordance with the Rules.

Golf courses have developed in both Spain and Portugal, particularly in coastal areas. Traditionally, a golf hole is either a par-three, -four or -five; some par-six holes exist, but are not usually found on traditional golf courses. Golf competition may be played as stroke play, in which the individual with the lowest number of strokes is declared the winner, or as match play with the winner determined by whichever individual or team posts the lower score on the most individual holes during a complete round.

Some Golf Equipment:

1. The Golf Ball: To find a golf ball is one of the prime equipment in this sport.
2. Golf Bag: A good-quality golf bag will protect your golf clubs from wear and tear throughout several seasons.
3. Golf Clubs; Golf hybrid clubs

Some Golf Techniques:

1. A cross between hiking and golfing, the course layout exposes players to a wide range of natural obstacles and challenging terrains.
2. A draw is when you shape a shot from right to left in a curving motion.
3. A bump and run is a variation of a chip shot, which involves running the ball along the ground with a medium- or high-lofted club using a putting motion.
4. Flop Shot is when a player uses a very open club like a Lob Wedge to get the ball high very quickly over an obstacle or to get the ball to stop quickly when it hits the ground.

Some Golf Playing Tips:

1. By Gaining an edge on the mental aspects of the game, will find yourself playing better golf in no time.
2. If you are a member of a local golf club or play the same course regularly, how well would you say you know your yardages?
3. Try to avoid playing many times per week or limit it to 9 holes.
4 The golf swing has a very unnatural feel to it and therefore must be practiced in order to allow it to begin to feel natural.

Some Do's And Don't's In Playing Golf:

1. Do play more break on downhill putts and less on uphill putts.
2. Do take the final 'gimme' putt, don't pick your ball up when it is near the hole and assume you put it.
3. Do try practice putting with your eyes closed, it amazing how it works without the eyes confusing matters.
4. Don't be afraid to pass on golf outings that usually double the price of playing unless the purpose of the outing has meaning for you personally.
5. Don't rob your family of your valuable time playing golf.
6 Don't practice on bad greens it will only dent your confidence.
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