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Basic Information & Technical Term Of Golf


This is only intended for those new to golf and just starting. We all had to learn, just a brief insight to the game of golf. Please remember that golf is a game our trust and honor, it is quite easy to cheat, NEVER cheat play by the rules, if you are known to cheat you will lose the respect of your fellow golfers.


Golf an outdoor game; the course is about 7000 yards divided into sections called holes.


Individual holes may vary in length from 100 to 550 yards; each hole begins at the tee and ends at the hole, to complete the hole the golf ball must be propelled into the hole.


The object of the game is to advance the ball around the course using as few strokes as possible.


From the tee each player tries to drive the ball onto the fairway, a carefully tended strip of land, the fairway is short grass, on either side there will be rough areas of long grass, bushes, or trees. Also hazards natural and man made, including sand filled bunkers, water hazards lakes, and ponds.


At the far end of the Fairway is the putting green, the grass short and smooth, not necessarily flat most greens have contours, down hill, up hill slopes to the hole, the short grass is smooth like a snooker table and will permit the ball to roll easily after it has been given a gentle stroke know as a putt.


Golf Stroke & Golf Clubs: Main Shots


Drive: which hopefully is a long shot from the tee? The approach shot played from the fair way towards the green - a number of different clubs can be used Long Irons - Fairway woods. Once within 100yds of the green it becomes a chip shot - normally played with a pitching wedge.

Normal set of 14 golf clubs are divided into those know as woods, with large heads now made of metal and those know as irons with head made of steel or titanium. The shafts can be made of steel or graphite.

Woods are numbered 1-5 , irons in the bag normally 3 -9 plus your specialized clubs pitching wedge -sand wedge - putter.


Forms Of Competition


Match play: This is played hole by hole, the player taking the least number of stokes between tee and hole wins the hole. The one who wins the most holes wins *once handicaps have been taken into account.

Stroke play you need to play consistent golf over the 18 holes hole the winner is the player taking the fewest stokes over the full 18 holes.

Again once handicaps have been taken into account.

The term par refers to the number of strokes the pro-golf would use in completing a particular hole.

Par ranges from three to five stokes. If you made par on every hole your total score would be 72 for 18 holes -which is why the course is referred to as a par 72.


General Course Information


On short holes 100-200 yd they are called par three holes, it is possible to make a hole in one, with a perfect shot and more than a fair share of luck.

Long par five holes vary in distance between 450 and 550 yards all with varying degrees of difficulty. ( Which on you score card we be shown as Index) a hole which index 1 is considered to be the most difficult hole to play, the high the number the easier the hole.




Is the area from which you play the first shot on every hole? A-tee is also the small peg, which you place in the ground on the Tee area place the ball on top so you get a clean contact with the ball when you drive the ball towards the fairway.




The number of golf strokes a pro-player would expect to take on each hole (or better).




One stoke over par. So if the hole is on the card as a par 4 and you take 5 strokes from tee to in the hole that is refer to as a bogey hole.




Is one stroke under par so again if the hole on the card is shown as a par 4 and you only take 3 strokes from tee to in the hole you have play well and it is referred to as a birdie.




Two Strokes under par. Now that is very rare and when you start score eagles then you for sure will not need this book any more.







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