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How to Play a Four Ball Golf Match
A definition of the golf term
Foursomes
A definition of the golf term.
What Is the Ryder Cup Format?
What is the Ryder Cup format? Here is an explanation of the schedule of play and format used in the Ryder Cup.
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.
Golf Club Distances (How Far Should You Hit...
How far should you hit your golf clubs? This chart shows typical distances, along with tips for learning your yardages.
Ryder Results: Scores of Every Match Ever...
Looking for results from Ryder Cup matches through the years - or a particular player's results from a particular year? Here you can find the scores of every Ryder Cup match ever played.
Bests and Worsts at the Ryder Cup: All the Most...
Open up the recordbook and take a look at the Ryder Cup records of individual players, the bests and worsts in the history of the competition.
The Ryder Cup: USA vs. Europe
Learn more about the Ryder Cup competition, the biennial tournament pitting American and European teams.
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.
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.
Captain, My Captain! All the Ryder Cup Leaders,...
Which golfers have served as Ryder Cup captains throughout the history of the matches? Here is the full list of European and American captains, plus the records for most wins, losses and times served as captain.
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.
Better Ball
What is a Better Ball tournament in golf? Read this definition for an explanation of the competition format.
Golf Handicap Calculator
With a minimum of five rounds played, this Golf Handicap Calculator tells you what your USGA Handicap Index would be.
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.
Ryder Cup Quiz - History and Records
This Ryder Cup trivia quiz focuses on the competition's history and records, some bests and some worsts.
Dormie
The term dormie is used in golf when the competition format is match play. What does it mean? Read the definition and examples.
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.
Alternate Shot
Alternate shot is a competition format used in golf. Find out what the term means with this definition from the Golf Glossary.
What is the Greensomes Format in Golf?
A definition of the golf term Greensomes
Getting a Great Golf Stance, Step-by-Step
Here's a look at good ball position in a proper golf setup, including whether you should move the ball up in your stance depending on the club. Page 3.
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.
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.
Match Play Formats
What are the most common match play formats in golf, and how are they played? Here's a tip sheet for beginners.
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.
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.
What You Need to Know About Match Play Golf
Need an introduction to golf match play? This Match Play Primer, from the About.com Golf Guide, includes information about rules, competition formats, strategy and more on match play.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Mark Your Scorecard in Golf
If you're a beginner, you might be unsure of some of the different ways to mark the golf scorecard. Here's a rundown of 10 of the most common methods for marking the scorecard.
What You Need to Know about the 2014 Ryder Cup
Find the dates and location of the 2014 Ryder Cup, along with more information about the every-other-year golf event.
How To Calculate your Golf Handicap
Here's an explation of the formula used to calculate a USGA Handicap Index in golf.
Who put the 'Ryder' in Ryder Cup? Find out the...
Who is the Ryder Cup named after? Find the answer with this FAQ from About.com Golf
How Phil and Amy Mickelson Met
An early image of Phil and Amy Mickelson with information about how they met.
2016 Ryder Cup
Find out when and where the 2016 Ryder Cup is taking place, and other information - such as formats used - about this USA vs. Europe golf tournament.
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.
How to Keep Score in Golf
From the Beginners FAQ, the About Golf Guide answers the questions,
Ryder Cup History
Learn about the origins of the Ryder Cup, how the event has changed through the years, and its results in this survey of the event's history.
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.
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.
How the 2-Person Best Ball Golf Format Works
What is a 2-Person Best Ball tournament in golf? Don't be confused by the different names - a 2-Person Best Ball format is very simple.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How the Rules Match Play and Stroke Play Differ...
Match play is a very different game of golf from stroke play. How do the rules differ? Find out in this primer.
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.
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 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.
What Is the Origin of the Term 'Dormie'?
Dormie is a word used in golf match play matches. Where does the word originate? How did it come into golf? Read this Golf History FAQ.
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.
These Free Golf Instruction Videos Could Help...
Watch dozens of golf instruction videos covering various lesson topics, all free and registration not required.
2015 Masters Golf Tournament
Information on the 2015 Masters golf tournament, including dates and qualifying criteria.
Which Player Has Won the Most Points in Ryder...
Which player has won the most points for his side in Ryder Cup competition? Find out with this FAQ from About.com Golf
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.
What Is the Largest Margin of Victory In A...
What is the largest margin of victory at a Ryder Cup competition? Find out with this FAQ from About.com Golf
How Do You Score an Eagle in Golf?
A definition of the golf term
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.
Interesting Facts About the Ryder Cup Trophy
Here are some facts about the Ryder Cup trophy, including the identity of the golfer on which the trophy's miniature golfer is based.
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 is a Links Course in Golf?
From the Golf History FAQ, the About Golf Guide addresses the question,
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?
Explaining the Callaway Scoring System
A definition of the golf term 'Callaway Systm' (or 'Callaway Scoring System') from the About.com Golf Glossary.
Find out what the term 'par' means in golf
What does the term par mean in golf? Here is the definition.
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.
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.
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.
How to Place Your Trailing Hand on the Golf Grip
This step-by-step guides shows the proper way to place your trailing hand (lower hand) on the golf grip, in the best power position.
How Many Clubs Are You Allowed to Carry in Your...
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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.
Match Play
What exactly is meant by the golf term
Biography of Legendary Golfer Bobby Jones, a...
This Bobby Jones biography includes personal facts about the legendary golfer, plus highlights from his career on the golf course.
What is a Bogey in Golf?
Do you know what a bogey is in golf? Read this definition of the scoring term.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
What is the Largest Margin of Victory in Any...
Which players have won the largest margins - and lost by the largest margins - in individual Ryder Cup matches? Find out with this FAQ from About.com Golf
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?
How Do the Web.com Tour Finals Get You Into the...
The Web.com Tour Finals, beginning in 2013, becomes the primary path to earning PGA Tour membership. Find out which golfers get to play in the Finals, how the series works and how many golfers earn tour cards.
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.
How to Clean Golf Clubs Step-By-Step
Cleaning your golf clubs is an important chore that needs to be performed every so often to help keep your clubs in good shape.
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.
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.
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.
Golf Course Handicap Calculator
Determine your course handicap using this free calculator for golfers.
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.
Halved (or Halve)
The term halved is used in golf in a match play setting. What does it mean? Read the definition.
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.
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.
Ryder Cup Quiz - USA vs. Europe Era
This Ryder Cup trivia quiz focuses on the era of USA vs. Europe, what some call the modern era of the competition.
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
Ranking the Greatest Comebacks in Ryder Cup...
Read about the four greatest comebacks to win in the history of the Ryder Cup. Two of them are famous, but the other two are not as well remembered.
Ryder Cup FAQ
Check out this FAQ on the Ryder Cup to learn more about the biennial golf competition between teams representing the United States and Europe.
How High Should a Golfer Tee Up the Ball?
How high should a golfer tee up his golf ball? The depends on the club being used. Read these recommendations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Glossary of Slang Terms Used in Golf
Golfers use many slang terms, but what do they mean? Here are definitions of some of the common and uncommon links lingo you'll hear at the golf course.
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.
Phil and Amy Mickelson Get Married
Amy Mickelson and husband Phil hold the trophy Phil won at the 1998 Mercedes Championship. Page 2.
What Are the PGA Tour Slow Play Rules and...
The PGA Tour has a slow play policy that could result in a player being penalized strokes. Read about the pace of play rule and potential penalties on tour.
What's the Penalty for Hitting Your Golf Ball...
Rule 27 from the Official Rules of Golf, courtesy of the United States Golf Association.
Aerification is a Necessary and Highly...
Aerification of golf course greens might be an annoyance to golfers for a couple weeks, but it's a necessary and highly beneficial practice for the greens.
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.
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.
How to Fix Your Golf Hook Once and For All
Get these free tips for diagnosing the cause of your hook on the golf course, and fixing the problems so you can stop hooking the ball.
Amy Mickelson Photos
Amy Mickelson is the wife of golfer Phil Mickelson. View this gallery of photos and learn more about Amy.
Scotch Foursomes
A definition of the golf term
On the Craig Kilborn Show
Amy Mickelson rocks the black leather pants look on an episode of the Craig Kilborn Show. Page 3.
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.
Stroke Play
Find the definition of the golf term
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.
How to Hit Your Pitches Consistently in Golf
If you have trouble consistently hitting pitch shots to different distances, the 7-8-9 Method is a pitching drill that can improve your accuracy.
Tips For Golfers to Improve Their Chipping Game
Chips shots are made more difficult by golfers who try to hit up rather than hitting down. Instead, shorten your backswing and accelerate through the chip.
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.
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.
How are Golfers Selected to Play in the Ryder...
How do the USA and Europe teams for the Ryder Cup get selected? Find out how the 24 golfers are chosen to participate.
Find Out What Happened at the 1993 Ryder Cup
Find the match-by-match results of the 1993 Ryder Cup competition, plus team rosters, player win-loss records and a recap of the competition.
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.
Which Player Has Competed in the Most Ryder Cups?
Which golfer has appeared in the Ryder Cup the most times? Find out with this FAQ from About.com Golf
Which Player Has the Best Winning Percentage in...
Which players have the best winning percentages in Ryder Cup competition? Find out with this FAQ from About.com Golf
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.
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.
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.
Golf Basics: Tips on the Fundamentals of the Game
These free golf tips include both articles and videos, and focus on the basics, including such fundamentals as grip, stance and elements of the swing.
More than 150 Years of British Open Winners
Look at the list of winners through the years, going back to 1860, of the British Open Golf Championship. Click on any year to view the scores for that tournament and read a championship summary.
What Makes a Golf Course a "Links"?
Nany of the most famous golf courses in Britain and Ireland are links courses. Do you know what links means? Read this definition.
What's the Official Rule When Your Golf Ball...
Rule 26 from the Official Rules of Golf, courtesy of the United States Golf Association.
Nassau
The Nassau is one of the most popular golf tournament formats and golf bets. It's essentially three tournaments (or bets) in one.
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?
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.
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.
2015 US Open Golf Tournament
Find out where and when the 2015 US Open golf tournament takes place, along with qualifying criteria.
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.
10 Common Penalties in Golf
Unsure what the penalty is for a certain infraction during a round of golf? This page lists some of the most common infractions and what the penalties are.
How to Use the Peoria System in Golf
Do you know how the Peoria System works for scoring golf tournaments? You will after reading this explanation.
Going Formal
Amy Mickelson wears a formal gown to the 2006 Ryder Cup Gala. Page 6.
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.
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