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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.
Do You Know What an Albatross Is In Golf?...
The term albatross is sometimes used in golf, but what does it mean? It refers to a specific score on a hole; here's the definition.
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.
Get Ready for the 2015 Masters: Dates, Players,...
Find out when the 2015 Masters takes place, which golfers have qualified, and more information about the first golf major championship of the year.
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.
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.
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.
Golf Handicap Calculator
With a minimum of five rounds played, this Golf Handicap Calculator tells you what your USGA Handicap Index would be.
Getting a Great Golf Stance, Step-by-Step
Here's a look at good foot position in a proper golf setup, including how wide to make your stance. Page 2.
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.
6 Great Golfers Who Suddenly Lost Their Games
The history of golf includes multiple examples of major winners who one day were on top of the tour and the next - poof! - their games were gone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here's How You Can Get Tickets to the Masters...
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.
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.
2016 Masters Golf Tournament
Find out the dates of the 2016 Masters Tournament, qualifying criteria and more info about the golf major.
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.
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.
How Do You Score an Eagle in Golf?
A definition of the golf term
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.
Masters Champions, Scores and Recaps Since 1934
Who are the winners of The Masters? View the list of Masters champions, and also find the final scores and recaps of every Masters golf tournament ever played.
Knowing Your Basic Golf Terms: What is a Birdie?
Do you know what a birdie is in golf? Here is an explanation of this scoring term, with examples.
Matt Every
Learn more about golfer Matt Every, a contestant on The Golf Channel's Big Break Mesquite series.
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 Play a Four Ball Golf Match
A definition of the golf term
Here's How You Play the Texas Scramble Golf...
Texas Scramble is a type of golf tournament or competition format that is a variation on a basic scramble. Here's how to play it.
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 Keep Score in Golf: Simple Intro for...
From the Beginners FAQ, the About Golf Guide answers the questions,
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?
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 is the Greensomes Format in Golf?
A definition of the golf term Greensomes
How To Calculate your Golf Handicap
Here's an explation of the formula used to calculate a USGA Handicap Index in golf.
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.
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 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.
What is a Bogey in Golf?
Do you know what a bogey is in golf? Read this definition of the scoring term.
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.
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.
Learn All About Golf Courses With These Handy...
What should you use on pitch marks on the green? This is what a ball mark repair tool looks like.
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.
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.
How Do Golfers Qualify for the Masters?
What are the various ways golfers can qualify to play in the major championship? Here is the list of criteria.
Correct Grip Pressure
How tight should you hold the golf club? Using the correct grip pressure can help you hit better golf shots. Here is how tightly to hold the grip.
What are the Odds of Making a Double Eagle?
What are the odds of making a double eagle, also known as an albatross, in golf? Find out with this FAQ.
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.
How Many Clubs Are You Allowed to Carry in Your...
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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.
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.
Sara Brown
This photo gallery of Big Break contestant Sara Brown also includes biographical information about the golfer.
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.
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.
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.
Here's How to Decide Which Tees (Yardages) To...
How do you know which set of tees (which yardages) to play from on a golf course? Here's how to decide which teeing grounds to use.
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.
These Free Golf Instruction Videos Will Improve...
Watch dozens of golf instruction videos covering various lesson topics, all free and registration not required.
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.
Can I Get an Amen Corner? Here's Why Augusta's...
Amen Corner is a famous part of Augusta National Golf Club. Why is it called that, and who came up with the name?
Here's How to Play the Foursomes Format in Golf
Foursomes is a competition format in golf. Do you know how to play it? Read this explanation of the game.
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.
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?
What You Need to Know About Augusta National,...
Learn more about one of the most famous golf courses in the world, Augusta National Golf Club, including its history, address and details about course landmarks and membership.
Are Balance and Rhythm the Keys to Being Longer...
Balance and rhythm, or tempo, are necessary for a great golf swing. Here is how you should be balanced in four key swing positions.
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.
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.
The Rich History of the Masters Golf Tournament
The Masters golf tournament is one of golf's four majors, and here you can find tournament history, records and more, along with tourney dates, course info and trivia.
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 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.
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.
How it Happened: Bubba Watson's Win at the 2014...
View a recap and the final scores from Bubba Watson's second Green Jacket win at the 2014 Masters.
Be a Considerate Golfer and Learn How to Repair...
Repairing your divots on the golf course is an important step in keeping the golf course healthy. Here's the right way to repair divots.
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.
Golf Course Handicap Calculator
Determine your course handicap using this free calculator for golfers.
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.
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?
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 is a Slice in Golf?
Do you know what a slice is in golf? Find out what this type of shot means, its causes and what you can do about it.
The Only Par-4 Ace in PGA Tour Happened in an...
The first and so far only hole-in-one on a par-4 hole in PGA Tour history happened in 2001 in a very unusual way.
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.
From Chucky 3 Sticks to The Walking 1-Iron:...
The best nicknames in golf history include some you'll recognize and some surprises. We count them down here, starting with Aquaman.
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.
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.
Sandra Gal in a Bikini
Golfer Sandra Gal poses in a bikini in this image from the Wilhelmina 7 photo shoot. Page 6.
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.
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.
Who are the Youngest Winners of The Masters?
Who is the youngest Masters champion? And who are others on the list of youngest winners of The Masters golf tournament? Here are the answers.
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.
The 10 Best Golfers Who Never Won the Masters
Who are the greatest golfers in the sport's history without a win at The Masters? We count down the Top 10 best golfers never to win The Masters.
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.
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.
Find out what the term 'par' means in golf
What does the term par mean in golf? Here is the definition.
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.
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.
Better Ball
What is a Better Ball tournament in golf? Read this definition for an explanation of the competition format.
The 7 Tournaments Where Arnold Palmer Made the...
Arnold Palmer is one of the most influential golfers in history, and these are 7 of the tournaments where Palmer's impact on golf was the greatest.
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
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.
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.
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.
Men's Pro Golfers with Most Wins in Majors
See which male golfers have won the most major championship titles, including professional and amateur.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is Tiger Woods' House and Practice...
Tiger Woods' first house was in the exclusive community of Isleworth in Windermere, Fla., and is now owned by golfer Bubba Watson.
More than 30 Masterful Tournament Records at...
View the tournament records for The Masters, lists of bests and worsts, first and mosts from the major championship played annually at Augusta National.
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.
Explaining the Callaway Scoring System
A definition of the golf term 'Callaway Systm' (or 'Callaway Scoring System') from the About.com Golf Glossary.
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.
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.
Who Was the First Golfer to Win The Masters...
Who was the first golfer to post two victories in The Masters? Find out with this FAQ.
8 Things You Should Do Before You Buy New Golf...
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.
Let's Eat! What Masters Winners Served at the...
What have Masters winners served at the annual Champions Dinner? Here is a look at the menus for the meal through the years.
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.
What Is a Handicap Index in Golf?
A definition of the golf term.
Handicap
A definition of the golf term.
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.
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.
How Adam Scott Shed 'Best Without a Major'...
Read a recap of the 2013 Masters golf tournament and view the list of final scores.
How to Regrip Golf Clubs Step-by-Step
This step-by-step guide from one of Europe's best clubfitters shows you how to re-grip your golf clubs.
'The Big Break: Mesquite'
Who won the Golf Channel competition series called Big Break Mesquite? Here's the champ, plus info on all the golfers on the show.
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.
Questions and Answers about the USGA Golf...
This Golf Handicap FAQ answers frequently asked questions about golf handicaps.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Best Big Break Golfers: Top 5 Big Break Alums
Who are the best golfers to come out of the Golf Channel series The Big Break? Here is a ranking of the Top 5 Big Break alums.
Ball Striking
What does the golf term
Sara Brown Encore
A photo and more info about Big Break golfer Sara Brown. Page 6.
What is a Draw Shot in Golf?
Do you know what a draw is in golf? It's a term that describes a specific shot shape. Read the definition.
Sara Brown Big Break Dominican Republic
Golfer Sara Brown was a cast member of the Golf Channel series Big Break Dominican Republic. Page 5.
Profiles of Famous Golfers - Men
Learn more about some of the most famous male golfers from throughout the history of golf.
4 Tips to Get a Higher Trajectory on Your Golf...
If you are struggling getting your irons up in the air, these checkpoints will help you address the problem.
Golfers With the Most Career Wins on the PGA Tour
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.
Sara 'No H' Brown
Sara Brown 6. Golf. Page 4.
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.
Sandra Gal LPGA Golfer
The above image of Sandra Gal was taken in 2008 during a photo shoot prior to the Safeway International
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.

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