Home » Recreation and Sports » Golf

The Things You Should Know About Golf

Aug 17, 2007
Whether you are interested in golf or are just a little bit curious about the sport, there are some things you need to know about the game before you get started. If you have seen some coverage on TV then you probably know a little already, although watching and playing golf can be quite different.

Whilst it may seem like a complex and highly skilled game played only by those who are rich enough to afford it, there is far more to the sport than this. Golf is open to everyone, and with a little bit of money and practice you can become a good amateur golfer yourself.

If you want to know more about this interesting sport, then here is some advice about the things you should know before you get started playing.

How the score works

If you are new to the game then working out how the scoring is done can be tricky. You see all these plus and minus numbers, as well as birdies, pars, eagles and so forth. Basically, golf scoring works by comparing your actual score to a pre-arranged score. Each course has a par score, meaning the amount of shots it should take you to get around the course. You can either hit above this score, which is under par or above the score (over par). Each hole has a specific par score as well, which when combined together add up to the total par score for the course. Most courses have a par score of around 70 to 72, which most holes being around par 3 to par 5.

If you score one shot below par for a hole (say hitting a par 3 in two shots) this is known as a birdie. If you hit two shots below the par (3 shots for a par 5) this is known as an eagle. You can also hit, if you are very lucky, an albatross, which is 3 shots below the par. The lower your overall score at the end, then the better you will have done.

Equipment

There are some basic items of equipment that you will need when playing golf. Obviously, you will need to be dressed in the correct attire for golf courses check the rules at your local course for details of their dress code.

You will also need clubs and balls, although you don't necessarily need to buy these at first you can rent them out from most courses.

However, if you are serious about playing then buying a good set of clubs, balls and a golf bag is essential. There are many other golfing items you can buy once you understand the game better, but for now just focus on the basics you will need to get started. If you do this then you will see that golf can be a fairly simple and enjoyable game to play for all age ranges.
About the Author
Ronald Piper is an online researcher who publishes new information on specialized topics. He provides daily, relevant information and updated content on your favorite interests. To view more articles related to this particular subject, please visit his website at: ronaldpiper.com
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 102
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources