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How far should you hit your golf clubs? This chart shows typical distances, along with tips for learning your yardages.
What is the role of shaft flex in a golf club and golf swing? Understanding shaft flex can help improve your game.
With a minimum of five rounds played, this Golf Handicap Calculator tells you what your USGA Handicap Index would be.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here's an explation of the formula used to calculate a USGA Handicap Index in golf.
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.
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 do golf scoring terms such as birdie and bogey, eagle and par, mean? Here is the answer from the Golf Beginners FAQ.
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.
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.
What factors should you consider before buying your first set of golf clubs? The About.com Golf Guide has some suggestions.
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What are the most popular golf tournament formats, and what are their rules? Here are 10 of the most common types of competition formats.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best ball is a type of competition format in golf. How do you play it? Read this definition of the game.
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.
Watch dozens of golf instruction videos covering various lesson topics, all free and registration not required.
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.
Who are the best golfers of all-time? Here is a ranking of the Top 25 men in the history of 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.
From the Beginners FAQ, the About Golf Guide answers the questions,
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Find out how to play dozens and dozens of golf tournament formats, and check the definitions of various side bets and golf betting games.
Here are the three most common types of golf grips, the best ways to hold the golf club during the swing.
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 do you know which set of tees to play from on a golf course? That's the subject of this Beginners FAQ.
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.
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 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.
In the mood for a laugh? Browse through a collection of one-liners and other short funnies about the game of golf.
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.
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.
Cleaning your golf clubs is an important chore that needs to be performed every so often to help keep your clubs in good shape.
What is the lowest score ever posted in an 18-hole round of golf? Here is a look at that question.
Which golf clubs should you carry in your bag? That depends on your skill level. Here's a look.
The International Crown debuted on the LPGA Tour in 2014. Find out how this new team tournament works, how the players are chosen, what the format of play is.
: What do the Numbers on the "Handicap" Row of the Scorecard Represent? : Most golf scorecards contain
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.
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?
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.
What do the golf terms 'skins' and 'skins game' mean? Here is an explanation of the terms from the About.com Golf Glossary.
When and where are golf's major championships scheduled in coming years? Check out the dates and locations of future majors.
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.
From the Golf History FAQ, the About Golf Guide addresses the question,
Rule 27 from the Official Rules of Golf, courtesy of the United States Golf Association.
Tiger Woods' clubs and equipment are detailed in this FAQ. What's in Tiger's bag? Find out here.
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The Golf for Beginners FAQ helps those interested in becoming golfers answer questions that are sure to come up.
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.
Determine your course handicap using this free calculator for golfers.
How do you keep score in match play? What do the different scores mean? Find out with this primer on match play scoring.
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.
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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.
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?
Information on the 2015 Masters golf tournament, including dates and qualifying criteria.
How high should a golfer tee up his golf ball? The depends on the club being used. Read these recommendations.
What is a shamble golf tournament, and how is one played? Read this definition of the format for an explanation.
This article on PGA Tour qualifying outlines the only ways a golfer can earn a PGA Tour card to become a tour member.
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.
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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.
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 swingweight in a golf club, and is it something every golfer needs to be concerned with? The About.com Golf Guide examines swingweight.
Has any golfer scored a hole-in-one on a par-5 hole? That question is answered in this FAQ entry.
A question newcomers to golf often have is: How long does it take to play a round of golf? Here's a look at that question.
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.
Need help making more putts on the greens? Check out this collection of putting tips for golfers who need help getting the ball into the hole.
A definition of the golf term Greensomes
What happens when you use golf clubs with the wrong shaft flex? Here are some of the effects.
How do you know which golf club to hit from different distances if you are new to the game? Here are some ideas.
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.
If you are struggling getting your irons up in the air, these checkpoints will help you address the problem.
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.
This list runs down 10 common injuries, from back pain to bone fracture, with links to more information, including symptoms and possible treatments.
Golfer Belen Mozo presents a glamourous look in the pictures included in this photo gallery, which include posed shots from LPGA and fashion photo shoots, plus red carpet appearances.
Do golf courses have dress codes? If so, what is it, and what happens if you don't meet it?
Read this definition of the golf wagering format known as calcutta, which can be used in other sporting events as well.
What is the Chapman System in golf? It's a golf tournament format, and here's how to play it.
A definition of the golf term 'Callaway Systm' (or 'Callaway Scoring System') from the About.com Golf Glossary.
Learn more about golfer Lanny Wadkins with this biographical look at his golfing career.
If you struggle with chip shots in golf, learning the 6-8-10 Formula is a great tip for improving your chipping.
Do you know what a bogey is in golf? Read this definition of the scoring term.
What is a John Daly drink, and how to you make one? It's a cocktail named after the famous golfer. Check out the history of the drink and multiple recipes.
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How do cast irons and forged irons compare? This FAQ explains the differences between the two methods of manufacturing golf clubs.
The 7-8-9 golf drill is for pitch shots, and will help you learn your pitching distances and establish consistent results.
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.
The term dormie is used in golf when the competition format is match play. What does it mean? Read the definition and examples.
Rule 26 from the Official Rules of Golf, courtesy of the United States Golf Association.
From the Golf Handicap FAQ, the About Golf Guide explains the meaning and role of course handicaps.
Master clubmaker Dennis Mack provides a step-by-step primer on choosing a new or replacement shaft for your golf clubs.
Are you preparing to replace your old golf clubs with new ones? Here are a few things to keep in mind before you buy new golf clubs.
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.
Is playing golf good exercise? A scientific study puts that question to rest for good with conclusions about calories burned and miles walked playing golf.
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See which male golfers have won the most major championship titles, including professional and amateur.
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.
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.
Jim Furyk is a golfer known for a quirky swing but consistently good results throughout his career. This biographical profile includes details about him and his career, such as wins, majors and trivia.
Check out this photo gallery of Paula Creamer Glamour Shots, pictures of Paula from LPGA photo shoots or out on the town.
Check out the list of conforming and non-conforming drivers to see if your big stick is legal to use in a golf tournament.
Find out where and when the 2015 US Open golf tournament takes place, along with qualifying criteria.
How much does it cost to join Augusta National Golf Club? How do you apply for Augusta National membership? Find out here.
: Gross score is, of course, every stroke a golfer has taken during a round, added up to a total score.
How does a golfer go about getting a USGA golf handicap index? Read this FAQ on the subject for the answer.
Match play is a very different game of golf from stroke play. How do the rules differ? Find out in this primer.
What is a Better Ball tournament in golf? Read this definition for an explanation of the competition format.
Are you interested in purchasing used golf clubs? Here are some tips for making sure you get the best deal - and the best clubs.
This Golf Handicap FAQ answers frequently asked questions about golf handicaps.
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.
Here is the rundown of Tiger Woods majors, golf's major championships won by the golfer.
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.
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This step-by-step guide from one of Europe's best clubfitters shows you how to re-grip your golf clubs.
Do you know what a draw is in golf? It's a term that describes a specific shot shape. Read the definition.
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.
Who has the most career wins on the PGA Tour? Here's a list of all players who have 15 or more career wins on the PGA Tour.
Balance and rhythm, or tempo, are necessary for a great golf swing. Here is how you should be balanced in four key swing positions.
Nany of the most famous golf courses in Britain and Ireland are links courses. Do you know what links means? Read this definition.
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.
What are the odds of making a hole-in-one in golf? Read this Golf FAQ to find out.
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?
If you have the do-it-yourself spirit, but also need a new putter and aren't sure what shaft length to request, here's a self-serve version of putter fitting that might help.
Why is the golf hole 4.25 inches in diameter? Our golf history FAQ contains the answer to this frequently asked question.
No. Golf shoes are a good idea, however, because they are engineered to keep your feet from sliding around during the golf swing.
What does net score mean in golf? Find out by reading this explanation from the About.com Golf Glossary.
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.
In our countdown of the Top 50 female golfers of all-time, here are the Top 5 and the best ever.
Learn the right way to repair ball marks on golf greens, and why it is important for golfers to do so.
Learn more about golfer Bernhard Langer with this biographical profile, which includes information about his major championships and details about his golf career.
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Do your golf shots often arrive well right of the target on a curving line? If youre shots are curving right (a k a a slice) check out these quick tips for possible fixes.
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.
Read Rule 16, which covers the putting green, from the Official Rules of Golf.
Shape up your wedge play with these golf tips about chipping, pitching and bunker shots. Tips include free videos, tutorials and articles.
Do you know how to count a Green In Regulation, or GIR, in golf? Read this definition of the term to find out.
Get an overview of the USGA Handicap System and how golf handicaps help the game of golf.
What is the Modified Stableford scoring system in golf? Read this explanation to learn how it works.
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.
Warming up for your round of golf is an essential part of playing a good round of golf. Here are six steps toward a full, great warm-up routine.
Learn more about Tiger Woods' yacht named Privacy, including its size and cost.
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.
Find out who holds the most important PGA Tour records with this run through the tour recordbook.