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How Far Are You Supposed to Hit Each of Your...
How far should you hit your golf clubs? This chart shows typical distances, along with tips for learning your yardages.
Talkin' 'Bout Shaft: Understanding Golf Club...
What is the role of shaft flex in a golf club and golf swing? Understanding shaft flex can help improve your game.
Sandra Gal in a Bikini
Golfer Sandra Gal poses in a bikini in this image from the Wilhelmina 7 photo shoot. Page 6.
Sandra Gal Glamour Shots
Check out a gallery of LPGA golfer Sandra Gal posing for glamour shots: Dressed up for nights out, parties, photo shoots and a swimsuit shoot.
Sandra Gal and Vicky Hurst, Part I
Sandra Gal and Vicky Hurst sport party dresses during a reception at the 2010 HSBC Women's Champions tournament. Page 7.
Sandra Gal LPGA Golfer
The above image of Sandra Gal was taken in 2008 during a photo shoot prior to the Safeway International
Sandra Gal Black Dress
Golfer Sandra Gal wears a black dress in this posed photo. . Page 9.
Sandra Gal at the Mojo 6 Party
Sandra Gal wears a backless dress and strikes a pose on the red carpet at the Mojo 6 launch party in 2010. Page 10.
Sandra Gal and Vicky Hurst II
Sandra Gal and Vicky Hurst show off their party attire at a Mojo 6 kickoff even in 2010. Page 11.
Should Golfers Use Clubs With Steel or Graphite...
What's best for your golf game - steel shafts or graphite shafts? This comparison looks at the pros and cons of each type of shaft.
Want to Laugh? Try these Golf Funnies
In the mood for a laugh? Browse through a collection of one-liners and other short funnies about the game of golf.
Getting a Great Golf Stance, Step-by-Step
Learn how to achieve a great golf setup position with this step-by-step guide to the stance that includes alignment, ball position, posture, balance and more.
Golf Handicap Calculator
With a minimum of five rounds played, this Golf Handicap Calculator tells you what your USGA Handicap Index would be.
Who Are Golf's Greatest 25 Players of All Time?
Who are the best golfers of all-time? Here is a ranking of the Top 25 men in the history of golf.
At the Founders Cup
Sandra Gal poses during a photo shoot prior to the 2012 RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup. Page 12.
Preferred Lies
What does the term Preferred Lies mean in golf? Here is the definition from the Golf Glossary.
What is a Scramble Tournament in Golf and How...
A scramble is a type of golf tournament that is commonly used for club tournaments, charity outings and so on. Here's an overview of how the format works.
Know Your Golf Scoring Terms: Birdies, Bogeys...
What do golf scoring terms such as birdie and bogey, eagle and par, mean? Here is the answer from the Golf Beginners FAQ.
Golf Betting Games and Tournament Formats...
Find out how to play dozens and dozens of golf tournament formats, and check the definitions of various side bets and golf betting games.
The Lowest Score Ever Recorded For 18 Holes of...
What is the lowest score ever posted in an 18-hole round of golf? Here is a look at that question.
Tiger Woods
View articles and features about golfer Tiger Woods including a biography and photo galleries, plus details about his golf accomplishments, personal life, facts and figures.
Tips to Get Better at Golf
Does your golf game need a little help? These videos, tutorials and lessons offer golf tips for golfers seeking to improve their swing and score.
Sandra Gal LPGA Photo Shoot
Sandra Gal LPGA Photo Shoot. Golf. Page 5.
Sandra Gal at Rolex Reception
Sandra Gal poses at the 2011 LPGA Rolex Awards Reception, where she was recognized as a Roles First Time Winner in 2011. Page 3.
Understanding Your Golf Clubs: What Are Wedges?
Beginning golfers sometimes aren't sure which golf clubs do what, or why. Here, the About.com Golf Guides tries to help beginners understand wedges, including sand wedges, gap wedges and lob wedges.
Is Golf an Acronym for Gentleman Only, Ladies...
Does the word golf stand for Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden? That's a popular myth, and it's not true. Find out the real origins of the word golf.
How to Play a Four Ball Golf Match
A definition of the golf term
Get Ready for the 2015 Masters: Dates, Facts...
Information on the 2015 Masters golf tournament, including dates and qualifying criteria.
What You Should Know Before Buying Your First...
What factors should you consider before buying your first set of golf clubs? The About.com Golf Guide has some suggestions.
What is the Greensomes Format in Golf?
A definition of the golf term Greensomes
How to Grip Your Golf Club
Here is a step-by-step guide to the correct way for golfers to take their grip of the club, starting with the lead (or top) hand.
How to Decide on Which Brand Golf Clubs to Buy...
You're a beginning golfer who wants to buy a nice set of clubs from a major brand, but you're not sure how to choose between brands. Here are some suggestions for deciding.
Understanding Swingweight in Golf Clubs
What is swingweight in a golf club, and is it something every golfer needs to be concerned with? The About.com Golf Guide examines swingweight.
Understanding Your Golf Clubs: All About Irons
Beginning golfers sometimes aren't sure which golf clubs do what, or why. Here, the About.com Golf Guides helps beginners understand irons, from the 3-iron to the pitching wedge.
Golf Rules FAQ: What are Winter Rules...
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What the Letters on a Golf Club Shaft Mean
On most golf shafts, one of the letters from among L, A, R, S and X appears on the shaft. This flex code is common around the world. What do these letters mean?
These Free Golf Instruction Videos Will Improve...
Watch dozens of golf instruction videos covering various lesson topics, all free and registration not required.
What Are the Most Popular Golf Tournament...
What are the most popular golf tournament formats, and what are their rules? Here are 10 of the most common types of competition formats.
Morgan Pressel Glamour Shots
Check out this photo gallery of Morgan Pressel glamour shots, images of the LPGA golfer off the course posing for glamorous photos.
Understanding Basic and Advanced Rules of Golf
Check out Golf Rules in both short, plain-English form or the full, in-depth rules, plus rulings on confusing situations, and pose your questions to experts.
What Does it Mean to Be a Scratch Golfer?
What is a scratch golfer? There is an official definition as part of the handicap system, and there is also a general usage of the term. Read the definitions of both for an explanation of the term's meaning.
What You Need to Know About Lydia Ko
Golfer Lydia Ko is a young phenom in the sport, setting records in her early teens. Read about her background and her achievements to date.
When and Where Did Golf Begin?
What are the origins of golf? When and where did the game begin? Those questions are tackled in this article from the Golf History FAQ.
How to Keep Score in Golf
From the Beginners FAQ, the About Golf Guide answers the questions,
Playful Pose in Zippy Golf Dress
View this image of LPGA golfer Sandra Gal striking a playful pose in a zippy golf dress during a photo shoot in 2014.
24 Hilarious Jokes About Golf
Need a good laugh? Check out this collection of golf jokes from About.com, which includes both longer jokes and stories plus one-liners and other quips.
What is a Bogey in Golf?
Do you know what a bogey is in golf? Read this definition of the scoring term.
Most Common Questions Beginning Golfers Ask
The Golf for Beginners FAQ helps those interested in becoming golfers answer questions that are sure to come up.
What You Need to Know About TaylorMade...
TaylorMade has two metalwood families for golfers in 2015: the AeroBurner and R15. Here's a closer look at both.
Why Torque Is Important When Choosing the Right...
The torque measurement of a golf shaft is often imprinted on the shaft, and is sometimes a consideration in choosing a shaft. But what is torque, and how important is it?
Alphabetical Golf Glossary of Advanced and...
Need a detailed, in-depth definition of a golf term? Check out this extensive Golf Glossary, which includes hundreds of explanations of common and uncommon words used by golfers.
Paula Creamer Glamour Shots
Check out this photo gallery of Paula Creamer Glamour Shots, pictures of Paula from LPGA photo shoots or out on the town.
Has Any Golfer Ever Had a Hole-in-One on a Par-5?
Has any golfer scored a hole-in-one on a par-5 hole? That question is answered in this FAQ entry.
How Do You Score an Eagle in Golf?
A definition of the golf term
How to Mark Your Scorecard in Golf
What do those circles and squares that some golfers write on their scorecards mean? Here's an explanation.
50 Best Women Golfers of All Time
Who are the greatest women golfers of all time? The About.com Golf Guide counts down the Top 50 Female Golfers of All-Time.
How To Calculate your Golf Handicap
Here's an explation of the formula used to calculate a USGA Handicap Index in golf.
Which Golfers Have Scored the Record 59 For 18...
What is the record for lowest round of golf shot on the PGA Tour? Here are the golfer who've shot 59 in a PGA Tour tournament.
Do You Know How to Play an Ambrose Competition...
Do you know what an Ambrose competition is in golf? It's a variation on a scramble involving handicaps. Read the explanation.
What the Colored Stakes and Lines on a Golf...
What do the different colored stakes and lines on a golf course signify? Find out what red, yellow and white stakes or lines mean on a golf course.
How Many Clubs Are You Allowed to Carry in Your...
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Glamour Shot Photo Galleries of Pro Golfers
Check out these photo galleries of sexy golfer - pros from the LPGA and PGA tours. Photos are of the glamour shot variety: all dressed up (or down), posing for a photoshoot or out on the town.
Explaining the LPGA's Race to the CME Globe...
The Race to the CME Globe is a seasonlong points chase on the LPGA Tour with a million-dollar payout to the winner. Here's a look at how it works.
Know When and Where Golf's Major Tournaments...
When and where are golf's major championships scheduled in coming years? Check out the dates and locations of future majors.
3 Ways to Grip Your Golf Club
Here are the three most common types of golf grips, the best ways to hold the golf club during the swing.
How to Clean Golf Clubs Step-By-Step
Use a soft brush to clean out of the grooves of your golf irons.
UroClub
The UroClub is a fake golf club designed to help the golfer relieve himself when no cover is available. Page 2.
How is a Shamble Golf Tournament Played?
What is a shamble golf tournament, and how is one played? Read this definition of the format for an explanation.
What is a Stableford Competition in Golf?
Are you unsure of how a Stableford Competition or Modified Stableford Competition is played? This introductions to Stableford from the About.com Golf expert should help.
How to Play a Best Ball Golf Tournament
Best ball is a type of competition format in golf. How do you play it? Read this definition of the game.
Teen Winners in Pro Golf: Are They Here to Stay?
Teen winners in pro golf tournaments are more and more common. Is it a short-term trend, or the result of a longterm change?
Enjoy an Arnold Palmer Drink: How to Make One,...
Have you ever enjoyed an Arnold Palmer drink? Find out how to make this tea-and-lemonade mocktail, and why it's named after the famous golfer.
Get Ready for the 2015 US Open with Dates,...
Find out where and when the 2015 US Open golf tournament takes place, along with qualifying criteria.
Why Do Golfers Yell 'Fore'?
Why do golfers yell 'fore' when they hit errant shots? To warn those ahead. But why 'fore' - what is the origin of that term and its golf usage?
Know Your Golf Clubs: Understanding Woods
Beginning golfers sometimes aren't sure which golf clubs do what, or why. Here, the About.com Golf Guides tries to help beginners understand woods - drivers and fairway woods.
What Are The Various Types of Golf Clubs and...
Beginning golfers sometimes aren't sure which golf clubs do what, or why. Here, the About.com Golf Guides tries to help beginners understand the different types of golf clubs and their uses.
Golf Course Handicap Calculator
Determine your course handicap using this free calculator for golfers.
10 Rules For Your First Round of Golf
Playing your first round of golf can be intimidating. Will you know how to act on a golf course? Will you be unsure of yourself and the rules? Here's a quick primer - 10 basics of rules of etiquette - that will make your first round of golf go easier.
Common Questions Answered About Golf Club Shafts
You have questions about golf shafts, we have answers. Check out this FAQ if you're not sure you understand the technology of shafts or the role they play in the performance of golf clubs.
How to Get Tickets to the Masters Golf Tournament
So you want tickets to The Masters golf tournament? You'll need a lot of luck and a lot of cash to get those Masters tickets.
Albatross
The term 'albatross' is sometimes used in golf, but what does it mean? Read the definition from the About.com Golf Glossary.
10 Injuries Most Commonly Suffered by Golfers
This list runs down 10 common injuries, from back pain to bone fracture, with links to more information, including symptoms and possible treatments.
Find out what the term 'par' means in golf
What does the term par mean in golf? Here is the definition.
Which Golf Clubs Should You Carry in Your Bag?
Which golf clubs should you carry in your bag? That depends on your skill level. Here's a look.
Differences Between Graphite and Steel Golf Clubs
The main differences between graphite and steel golf shafts revolve around weight, but there are also other factors to consider when choosing the type of shaft.
3 Big Tips for Junior Golfers Who Want to Play...
What does it take to play college golf? What kind of scores does a junior golfer need, what kind of resume should he or she prepare? This article takes a look at those questions.
Foursomes
A definition of the golf term.
How Golfers Can Get the Most Out of an...
Are there things you should be doing to get the most out of your oversized driver? Yes - here are four keys to hitting a 460cc driver.
Amazing but True: The PGA Tour Golfer Who Hit a...
In 1992, a journeyman golfer named Carl Cooper blasted a 787-yard drive during a PGA Tour tournament, the Texas Open. Read how it happened.
Explaining the Callaway Scoring System
A definition of the golf term 'Callaway Systm' (or 'Callaway Scoring System') from the About.com Golf Glossary.
Get the Latest News on Golf Drivers
Looking for reviews or news about golf drivers? Check the Golf Drivers page from the About.com Golf Guide for the latest info.
Forged Irons vs. Cast Irons: What's the...
How do cast irons and forged irons compare? This FAQ explains the differences between the two methods of manufacturing golf clubs.
How the 6-8-10 Method Can Improve a Golfer's...
If you struggle with chip shots in golf, learning the 6-8-10 Formula is a great tip for improving your chipping.
How to Fix a Slice in Golf
Get these free tips for diagnosing the cause of your slice on the golf course, and fixing the problems so you can stop slicing.
What Clubs Would You Find in Tiger Woods' Golf...
Tiger Woods' clubs and equipment are detailed in this FAQ. What's in Tiger's bag? Find out here.
What is Slope Rating in Golf?
What is slope rating in golf, how does it function and what is its purpose? This entry in the Handicaps FAQ answers those questions.
How Equitable Stroke Control Affects a Golfer's...
Equitable Stroke Control in golf is part of the USGA Handicap System and sets a per-hole maximum score that golfers can turn in for handicap purposes. Read the details and view the allowable scores.
How Do You Know Which Golf Club to Hit?
How do you know which golf club to hit from different distances if you are new to the game? Here are some ideas.
How to Become a Member of the PGA Tour
This article on PGA Tour qualifying outlines the only ways a golfer can earn a PGA Tour card to become a tour member.
How to Claim a Green in Regulation (GIR) in Golf
Do you know how to count a Green In Regulation, or GIR, in golf? Read this definition of the term to find out.
Most Popular Golf Betting Games and Side Bets
What are the most popular golf betting games and side bets? And how are they played? Here are 10 of most common gambling games, plus info on many more.
Better Ball
What is a Better Ball tournament in golf? Read this definition for an explanation of the competition format.
How to Choose a New Shaft for Your Golf Clubs
Master clubmaker Dennis Mack provides a step-by-step primer on choosing a new or replacement shaft for your golf clubs.
Which Set of Tees Should You Play From on the...
How do you know which set of tees to play from on a golf course? That's the subject of this Beginners FAQ.
Have You Seen These Great Pics of Golfer Paula...
Check out these photo galleries full of LPGA Tour golfer Paula Creamer pictures.
Wolf
Wolf is the name of a betting game or points game played by golfers within a group of four. Read this defintion to learn how the game works.
System 36
How is the System 36 handicapping formula used for golf tournaments? Here is the definition of System 36.
Iron and Driver Swing Tips for Golfers
Need help with your driver or iron play? Check out these free tips for the full swing, or long game, to find help with drivers and irons.
What is Tiger Woods' House and Practice...
Take a look at Tiger Woods' house and estate in Jupiter Island, Florida, and read about its features, price and its extensive backyard golf practice facility.
Top 10 Irish Golfers of All-Time
Who are the best-ever golfers from the island of Ireland? We rank the Top 10 Irish golfers of all-time.
How to Play a Skins Game in Golf
What do the golf terms 'skins' and 'skins game' mean? Here is an explanation of the terms from the About.com Golf Glossary.
How to Play the Chapman System Golf Format
What is the Chapman System in golf? It's a golf tournament format, and here's how to play it.
Do You Know What the Numbers on a Golf Ball Mean?
Almost all golf balls come with at least one number printed on them. What do these numbers mean? Here is an explanation of the golf ball numbers you might encounter.
Free Online Golf Games Worth Checking Out
Looking for some free online golf games? Here are a few suggestions for the best free online golf games out there on the Web.
How to Hit Down on the Golf Ball and Why You...
If you want a golf ball to go up when you hit irons, your must strike the ball with a descending blow. In other words: Hit down on the ball.
How You Can Become a Member of Augusta...
How much does it cost to join Augusta National Golf Club? How do you apply for Augusta National membership? Find out here.
How to Hit Your Pitches Consistently in Golf
This is the 8 o'clock position for pitch shots, part of the 7-8-9 Drill for controlling the yardages when pitching.
Why is the Golf Hole So Small?
Why is the golf hole 4.25 inches in diameter? Our golf history FAQ contains the answer to this frequently asked question.
Green Fee
The term 'green fee' or 'greens fee' comes from golf, but what does it mean? Read the definition from the About Golf Glossary.
What do the Numbers on the "Handicap" Row of...
: What do the Numbers on the "Handicap" Row of the Scorecard Represent? : Most golf scorecards contain
Learn the Key Golf Terms You'll Need on the...
Do you need to know the definition of a term related to golf courses? Check out this glossary of golf course terms.
How to Play a Florida Scramble Golf Tournament
Not sure how to play a Florida Scramble golf tournament? Read this explanation of the format.
What's the Penalty for Hitting Your Golf Ball...
Rule 27 from the Official Rules of Golf, courtesy of the United States Golf Association.
Find Out If Your Golf Driver is Legal Under the...
Check out the list of conforming and non-conforming drivers to see if your big stick is legal to use in a golf tournament.
What Happens When You Use Golf Clubs With the...
What happens when you use golf clubs with the wrong shaft flex? Here are some of the effects.
What You Need to Know about The Players...
Learn more about The Players Championship on the PGA Tour, including past champions, tournament dates, trivia and more details.
How Should Golfers Workout and Tone Up?
Golfers can benefit from workouts, and benefit the most from golf exercises - those that are geared specifically to muscles used in the golf swing.
What Golf Golf Demo Days Are and How to Find Them
Looking for a golf demo days event in your area? You can search manufacturers' demo days schedules from this article by the About.com Golf Expert.
Double Eagle
What is a double eagle in golf? Here is an explanation of the term and what it takes to record one of these rare feats.
What is Moment of Inertia (MOI) in Golf?
MOI, is a property of physics that indicates the relative difference in how easy or difficult it will be to set any object in motion about a defined axis of rotation.
Find out how long different par golf holes...
What are the par lengths, or guidelines for yardages of golf holes? Par-3, par-4 and par-5 holes should each be within certain distance ranges.
What's the Ruling? Sort Out Tricky Golf Rules...
This Golf Rules FAQ answers frequently asked questions about both common and uncommon situations encountered when playing golf.
Fairway
What is the fairway on a golf course? Here is a definition of the term from the Golf Glossary.
Do You Need a Glove to Play Golf?
Do you have to wear a glove in order to play golf? No, but doing so will probably help your grip on the club. Read this FAQ on the topic.
Learn the Rules of Golf with These Handy Articles
Here is an introduction to the Rules of Golf that can give beginners in the game a quick glance and the key elements, in easy-to-understand points.
When Golf Balls Collide: Do You Know the Ruling?
What's the ruling in golf when one player's ball collides with another player's golf ball? Read this FAQ to find the answer and the ruling.
Why Tiger Woods' Yacht is Called 'Privacy' and...
Learn more about Tiger Woods' yacht named Privacy, including its size and cost.
Natalie Gulbis Glamour Shots
Check out this gallery of Natalie Gulbis Glamour Shots, photos of the LPGA Tour golfer from her calendars, from public appearances and from LPGA photo shoots.
Explanation of Match Play Scoring in Golf
How do you keep score in match play? What do the different scores mean? Find out with this primer on match play scoring.
How to Store Golf Clubs
What is the proper way to store golf clubs? The answer boils down to some simple advice, but there are slight differences depending on whether the storage is short-term or long-term.
What is Calcutta Wagering in Golf?
Read this definition of the golf wagering format known as calcutta, which can be used in other sporting events as well.
What is the Industry Standard for Golf Club...
Is there a standard length for golf clubs? This article answers that question and provides details on the lengths most manufacturers uses for their clubs.
All the PGA Tour Records Golf Fans Should Know
Find out who holds the most important PGA Tour records with this run through the tour recordbook.
Morgan Pressel Parties with Cristie Kerr
Morgan Pressel attends a welcome reception upon arrival in Singapore for the 2011 HSBC Women's Champions tournament. Page 6.
Answers to Your Technical Questions about Golf...
Check out this FAQ about golf clubs to find out more information about the technical side of the game.
Men's Pro Golfers with Most Wins in Majors
See which male golfers have won the most major championship titles, including professional and amateur.
Can Tiger Woods' Net Worth Be Calculated?
How much is Tiger Woods' net worth? Find the answer in this FAQ from About.com Golf.
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