Golf is a game of different clubs and ball that strike from the tee (starting point) and put the ball on the desired hole on the golf course in few strokes as possible. The game is played on a course with an arranged pattern of 18 holes.
Each hole on the course must have a tee point from where the game is started and the green area contains the actual hole.
The golf course comes in different forms of terrain in between such as the Fairway, Rough (long grass), Bunkers (sand dunes) and various different areas like Water, Rocks. Each hole on a course is unique in its specific layout and arrangement.
It is unique in its specific layout and arrangement. It is played for the lower number of strokes by players which is known as stroke play.
A golf course consists of either 9 or 18 holes where tee (Starting Point) is set off by two markers that show the real tee point and different areas like fairway, rough and other hazards and the green area that is close to the hole is surrounded by the fringe with the pin and cup.
There are different levels of grass put on the golf course so as to increase the difficulty while many holes are designed with a direct line of sight from the tee to green area and some holes are bend either to the left or to the right that is commonly known as Dogleg.
The regular golf course is of 18 holes but nine hole courses are common and the player can play twice for a full round of 18 holes.
A round consists of 18 holes that are played in the order that is determined according to the course layout and every round is based on playing several holes in the desired order. The time taken to play a 9 hole round is two hours and four hours for an 18 hole round.
The initial shot is to make the ball in a long distance that is more than 225 yards(210 m), commonly called a drive. This shot is made with a large-headed wood club called a driver. Shorter shots are initiated with other clubs such as higher woods or irons. The golfer strikes the ball until it reaches to the greens where the ball is put into the hole.
The ball is taken from different areas like rough areas that come with long grass, bunkers that are full of sand dunes and greens which contain no grass. These areas are made to increase your obstacles so as to reach the goal.
Golf rules are internationally standardized by R&A. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews was established in 1754. It is the oldest Golf club rules that are made in Scotland.
The main principle of rules is fairness. Play the ball as it lies, play the course as you find it and if you cannot do either, do what is fair. It is very important for every sport. There are currently 34 rules of the golf game.
There are strict regulations regarding the amateur status of golfers. If anybody has received payment or compensation for giving instruction or played golf for money is not considered an amateur and does not participate in competitions.
There are some rules in the game and if you do not play by those rules then a penalty is imposed. A lost ball or a ball hit out of the course results in a penalty of one stroke and distance.
A one-stroke penalty is also given when the player takes relief when their ball moves to rest within the red or yellow area or out of the playable path.
A two-stroke penalty is given when the player makes a stroke at the wrong ball and when players hit a fellow player’s ball if both balls move on the green then also penalty is incurred.
The players are disqualified if he/she cheated, signed for a lower score, or does not play according to the rules that lead to improper play.
Each club comprises two components that include a shaft with a grip on the top end and a club head on the bottom. Long clubs have a lower amount of loft degree which means that the ball will move in longer distance and short clubs have a high degree of loft means shorter distance.
Golf clubs come in different types that have Wood, Iron, Putter and Hybrids. Woods are large-headed that help to make shots in the higher distance with accuracy.
Irons are shorter shaft clubs with a metal head that is used to make shorter shots with different varieties of iron.
A putter is evolved from irons to create a low lofted, balanced club to roll the ball along the green and directly into the hole. They are always used on greens. Hybrids are the best alternative for woods and irons. It is used to achieve higher shots that are difficult to strike by long irons.