GOLF

olf is an individual sport played by hitting a ball with a club from a tee into a hole. The object is to get the ball into the hole with the least number of swings or strokes of the club. Golf is a hugely popular sport that is enjoyed by people of all ages. Golf is often played competitively, but can also be played for relaxation and just to enjoy the outdoors.

 

                      The playing area for golf is called a golf course. Unlike many sports, the course is not a standard or fixed size. Courses vary in length and design. This is one of the many aspects of golf that have made it so popular and interesting. Many people enjoy trying out and experiencing different courses. Courses can be very different depending on the local terrain.

 

 

                               
                                                                  

RULES OF GOLF

1.The ball must be hit using standard clubs from the start of each hole to the green and ultimately into the hole, which is marked by a flag.
2.Players strike the ball in turn with the furthest away from the hole going first. At the start of a new hole whoever took the least shots on the preceding hole shall go first.
3.The penalty for a lost ball is one stroke and this includes balls struck out of bounds (off that particular hole) or into water hazards. You have five minutes to search for your ball and the penalty is both stroke (one shot) if the ball is lost and additionally distance (you play again from your original starting point) if it goes out of bounds or into the water
4.Players can only use up to 14 clubs.

ADVANTAGES OF PLAYING GOLF

1. Good Exercise-First and foremost, golf is good exercise. Not only do you spend a lot of time on your feet, but you also do a lot of walking. In fact, most courses will have you walking around 4 miles by the end, so you’ll certainly get in your daily step goals.
 2.Make New FriendsWhile there’s nothing wrong with playing goal with a friend, another benefit of playing golf is that you can make new friends.
4. Whole Family Activity-Speaking of your kids, why not bring them along on your next golf outing? If they’re old enough, they can get exercise with you by walking the course.
 

GOLF EQUIPMENTS

GOLF CLUBS

The clubs can be made of as woods, irons and putters. A single player can carry only 14 clubs. Now-a-days, a new type of club called Hybrid clubis used which is a combination of wood and iron.

GOLF BALLS

The main equipment of this game is the ball. It is made up of beech which is generally a hardwood material. The golf ball should have a minimum diameter of 42.67 metre and weight should not exceed 45.93 gm.

GOLF GLOVES

Most of the golf players used gloves while playing. This helps in having a strong hold of the club grip and prevents blistering. Players wear the gloves generally on the dominant hand.

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