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Can Tiger Woods' Net Worth Be Calculated?
Reality check: There are some wild estimates of Tiger Woods' net worth out there. Here's a more realistic look at Woods' income, expenses and worth.
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.
7 Oldest Winners in the History of the PGA Tour
Who are the oldest golfers to win on the PGA Tour? Here's the list, starting with Sam Snead, 52 years, 10 months, 8 days, 1965 Greater Greensboro Open.
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.
You'll Love This Bio: Get to Know Golfer Davis...
Learn more about golfer Davis Love III with this profile that includes both biographical information along with facts and trivia about his PGA Tour golf career and tournaments won.
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.
Judy Rankin
Learn more about golfer Judy Rankin, a big winner on the LPGA in the 1970s who later enjoyed a long career as a golf broadcaster.
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.
How the FedEx Cup Series Works on the PGA Tour
The FedEx Cup is a seasonlong points chase on the PGA Tour. Here is some information about how it works and what the points list determines.
Golf Handicap Calculator
With a minimum of five rounds played, this Golf Handicap Calculator tells you what your USGA Handicap Index would be.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Who is Tiger Woods' Mother?
Kultida (Tida) Punsawad was born in 1944 in Thailand. Her ancestry is a mix of Thai, Chinese and Dutch, and she was raised Buddhist.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is a Bogey in Golf?
Do you know what a bogey is in golf? Read this definition of the scoring term.
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?
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.
How To Calculate your Golf Handicap
Here's an explation of the formula used to calculate a USGA Handicap Index in 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.
How to Keep Score in Golf: Simple Intro for...
From the Beginners FAQ, the About Golf Guide answers the questions,
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.
Oldest Golfers to Win Major Championship (Men)
Find out who the oldest golfers are to win one of the men's major championships in golf.
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.
These are the Winningest Golfers in 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Who has worked as one of Tiger Woods' caddies?
Who has served as a caddie for golfer Tiger Woods? Here's a look at the men who have held that position.
What is the Greensomes Format in Golf?
A definition of the golf term Greensomes
How You Can Use the Callaway System and Chart...
The Callaway System is a way to give a handicap to golfers with only one score. All you need is to know how to use it, plus this nifty chart.
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.
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 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.
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.
Is It a Penalty If You Accidentally Hit the...
You're standing next to your golf ball making practice swings when, whoops, you accidentally hit the ball. Is that a stroke? A penalty? What's the ruling? Find out with this Golf Rules FAQ entry.
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.
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.
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.
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 Play a Four Ball Golf Match
A definition of the golf term
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.
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.
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.
Why Tiger Woods' Yacht is Called 'Privacy' and...
Learn more about Tiger Woods' yacht named Privacy, including its size and cost.
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.
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.
Tiger Woods Wins
Here is the yearly list of golf tournaments won by Tiger Woods on the PGA Tour, numbered from one through current.
Seeing Red: Why Does Tiger Woods Wear Red...
Why does Tiger Woods always wear red shirts on Sundays, in final rounds of golf tournaments? Here is the answer from the Tiger FAQ.
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.
How Do You Score an Eagle in Golf?
A definition of the golf term
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.
What was the Tiger Woods Divorce Settlement?
What are the details of the Tiger Woods divorce settlement with former wife Elin Nordegren? Facts are few, but this entry in the Woods FAQ provides some details.
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 Many Clubs Are You Allowed to Carry in Your...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Golf Course Handicap Calculator
Determine your course handicap using this free calculator for golfers.
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.
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 to Play a Florida Scramble Golf Tournament
Not sure how to play a Florida Scramble golf tournament? Read this explanation of the format.
Sam Snead
Learn more about golfer Sam Snead with this profile from the About.com Golf Guide, which includes both personal details along with career facts and achievements.
The Tips
Do you know what 'the tips' are on a golf course? Read this definition of the term.
What You Need to Know About Stableford/Modified...
Stableford and Modified Stableford tournaments in golf count points rather than strokes. Here's an introduction to these formats and how they work.
What Is Tiger's Annual Income?
What is Tiger Woods' earnings, his annual income? That question is answered in this entry from the Tiger FAQ.
What are Tiger Woods' Current Endorsements?
What are Tiger Woods' endorsements - which companies have sponsorship deals with the golfer? Find out in this FAQ from About.com Golf.
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 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.
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 Match Play Terms: Here's What...
The term dormie is used in golf when the competition format is match play. What does it mean? Read the definition and examples.
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.
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.
Find out what the term 'par' means in golf
What does the term par mean in golf? Here is the definition.
17 Quick and Simple Tips for Beginning Golfers...
These tips on common problem areas in golf are aimed at beginning golfers and high-handicappers, so they are short, simple and easy to grasp.
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 the Shank? The Most Dreaded Mis-Hit in Golf
Do you know what a shank is in golf, or what it means to be shanking the ball? Read the definition.
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.
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.
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.
Men's Pro Golfers with Most Wins in Majors
See which male golfers have won the most major championship titles, including professional and amateur.
Do You Know How Many Siblings Tiger Woods Has?
Does Tiger Woods have any brothers or sisters? Learn about the Tiger's siblings.
What's the Penalty for Hitting Your Golf Ball...
Rule 27 from the Official Rules of Golf, courtesy of the United States Golf Association.
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.
Strengthen Your Hip Muscles and Improve Your...
Here are exercises that golfers can do to strengthen hip muscles for a better weight shift during the swing.
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.
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.
Net Score
What does net score mean in golf? Find out by reading this explanation from the About.com Golf Glossary.
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.
Better Ball
What is a Better Ball tournament in golf? Read this definition for an explanation of the competition format.
What is Tiger Woods' Real Name?
What is Tiger Woods' name - his real, full name, his given name at birth? Here is the answer from the Tiger Woods FAQ.
What Is a Handicap Index in Golf?
A definition of the golf term.
Find Out When the 2016 Masters Golf Tournament...
Here are the dates for the 2016 Masters Tournament, plus the qualifying criteria and more info about the golf major championship.
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.
Pitch In to Keep Greens Great: The Right Way to...
Learn the right way to repair ball marks on golf greens, and why it is important for golfers to do so.
The PGA Tour Cut Rule, Explained
What is the PGA Tour cut rule - how many golfers make or miss the cut at pro golf tournaments? Here is the answer.
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.
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.
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.
What's the Official Rule When Your Golf Ball...
Rule 26 from the Official Rules of Golf, courtesy of the United States Golf Association.
Lag (Lag Putt)
What is a lag putt in golf? Read the definition here and also find examples of ways to improve your lag putting.
Date, Location and Qualifying Criteria for 2016...
Find out when and where the 2016 US Open golf tournament is played, how to get tickets and how golfers earn places in the field.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Sam She Am: Meet Tiger Woods' Daughter
Tiger Woods has two kids, the oldest of whom is his daughter Sam. Find out her birthday, plus her full name, and photos. And why is she named Sam?
Up and Down
What does the term 'up and down' mean when used by golfers? Read this definition of the phrase for an explanation.
Next On the Tee: When and Where Golf's Future...
When and where are golf's major championships scheduled in coming years? Check out the dates and locations of future majors.
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.
Tiger Woods' Kids: Sam and Charlie
What are the names and ages of Tiger Woods' kids? How many children does Tiger have? Learn more about Tiger's tykes here.
Why is the Golf Hole So Small?
The size of golf holes on putting greens is 4-and-a-quarter inches at every golf course in the world. But why? Here's how 4.25 became the standard size.
How to Mark a Golf Ball on the Putting Green
There is a proper way to use a ballmarker to mark a golf ball on the putting green before lifting it. Here is a description of that method, along with reminders about rules and etiquette.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Questions and Answers about the USGA Golf...
This Golf Handicap FAQ answers frequently asked questions about golf handicaps.
Who Are Tiger Woods' Family Members?
Looking for information on the Tiger Woods family tree? Find out more about Tiger Woods' family, including his parents and children.
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.
Tiger Woods Majors
Here is the rundown of Tiger Woods majors, golf's major championships won by the golfer.
Tiger Woods Parents: Who are Mom and Dad?
Who are Tiger Woods' parents? This FAQ includes information about the golfer's mother and father, their names and background about each.
More than 100 Years of U.S. Open Golf Champions
View a list of past champions, going back to 1895, of the U.S. Open golf championship.
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.
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. Here are recommended tee heights based on club selection.
Tiger Woods Has Earned HOW MUCH Playing Golf?!
How much money has Tiger Woods made in his career? Read about the golfer's career earnings.
A-Wedge
Read the definition of the golf term A-Wedge to learn to which golf club this term is applied.
Do Golf Courses Have Dress Codes?
Do golf courses have dress codes? If so, what is it, and what happens if you don't meet it?
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