there is no doubt that golf’s popularity has exploded. It has made new house hold names like Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, and Tiger Woods .
But why is it popular ? It’s the opportunity to be outside, to get a good whole body workout, network with friends or business colleagues at a leisurely pace, and to play a lawn games that you can never perfect.
Don’t belive me, take a look at your scorecard. You may see where you need to improve .
Here is a very basic lesson in golf for the person who has no clue about the game .
Golf is played on an eighteen-hole course; each hole has its “par”, which is the number of tee shots (drives), fairway shots, chips (short hits as you approach the green), and putts.
The length and difficulty is where the par number comes from . Pars range from 3 to 6. If you get the ball in the hole in five shots on a par five hole, you “made par” . Now if you go over and make the hole in say 6 shots, that is called a bogie. If you are good and make it in four, that’s called a birdie .
There are usually “hazards” of some sort on all the holes . There are disctractions like water, sand traps, trees, etc that are placed intentionally in the way to make the hole more of a challenge . Since you are just starting out. It’s best to find golf courses that have fewer distractions so you can focus more on your game .
Every golf player handles their own score keeping . At the end, each person adds their scores-the lowest number is the winner .
When you’re just starting out, do not take yourself too seriously . It is perfectly normal to take time to get good at this sport. .
Take a lesson or two at the onset; it will help you develop a proper swing and help you get off to a good start.
Remember that it’s just a type of outdoor lawn games so to speak. Have fun and look at the big picture-you’re outside and you’re not at work!
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