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What is the Cut Rule at the British Open Golf...
What is the rule for the British Open cut - how many golfers make the cut at the Open Championship? Find out.
What is a Links Course in Golf?
From the Golf History FAQ, the About Golf Guide addresses the question,
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.
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.
2014 British Open Golf Tournament
Find info about the 2014 British Open golf tournament, including site, date and qualifying criteria.
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.
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.
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.
Golf Handicap Calculator
With a minimum of five rounds played, this Golf Handicap Calculator tells you what your USGA Handicap Index would be.
Men's Pro Golfers with Most Wins in Majors
See which male golfers have won the most major championship titles, including professional and amateur.
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.
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.
Tiger Woods Majors
Here is the rundown of Tiger Woods majors, golf's major championships won by the golfer.
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.
23 Tournament Records: All-Time Bests at the...
Find out which golfers have performed the best at the British Open. Here are the all-time tournament records.
Career Grand Slam Winners (Men)
Which golfers have won the career grand slam? View the short list learn how each golfer achieved this rare feat.
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.
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 Do You Score an Eagle in Golf?
A definition of the golf term
What is a Bogey in Golf?
Do you know what a bogey is in golf? Read this definition of the scoring term.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Keep Score in Golf
From the Beginners FAQ, the About Golf Guide answers the questions,
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 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 Pro Golfer Rickie Fowler Became a Star on...
This Rickie Fowler biography includes details about the golfer's career along with personal facts and details.
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.
Who Does and Doesn't Make the Cut at a US Open
What is the US Open cut rule? Here is the answer about how many golfers make the cut in the annual USGA championship tournament.
What You Should Know about the British Open...
The Open Championship, a k a the British Open golf tournament, is the oldest championship in golf. Learn more about its history and records.
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.
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.
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.
Lowest Final Score in a Major Championship (Men)
Find out who holds the record for lowest total strokes in a men's major championship golf tournament.
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 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.
Open Links: The Golf Courses Where the British...
View the full list of golf courses that have been the site of the British Open golf tournament, going back to 1860.
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.
Royal Liverpool Golf Club
Read about the famous links course at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, its history, its pars and yardages, and how to play it. If you've already played at Hoylake, you can add your rating of the course.
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 the Claret Jug Became the British Open Trophy
Why does the British Open winner receive the so-called Claret Jug as a trophy? How did the trophy get that name? Who was the first winner to get it?
Cut Line
: The "cut line" is the score that represents the dividing point between golfers who continue playing
What Is the New Cut Rule at The Masters Golf...
What is The Masters cut rule - the tournament policy on how many golfers make the cut? Here is the answer.
What is a Stableford Competition in Golf?
Are you unsure of how a Stableford Competition or Modified Stableford Competition is played? This introductions to Stableford from the About.com Golf expert should help.
How to 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 Penalty for Hitting Your Golf Ball...
Rule 27 from the Official Rules of Golf, courtesy of the United States Golf Association.
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.
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.
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?
PGA Cut: What is the PGA Championship Cut Rule?
What is the PGA cut rule, the number of golfers who make the cut at the PGA Championship? Here is the answer.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Top 10 Golf Chokes - No. 4 through No. 2
Here are Nos. 4 through 2 on our countdown of the worst chokes in the history of golf. Page 3.
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 to Play a Four Ball Golf Match
A definition of the golf term
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.
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.
2013 British Open Golf Tournament
Read a recap of the 2013 British Open golf tournament and view the list of final scores.
Betting on Golf and Golf Betting Games
Find out how to play dozens and dozens of golf tournament formats, and check the definitions of various side bets and golf betting games.
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.
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 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.
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.
How Many Clubs Are You Allowed to Carry in Your...
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The Different Types of Golf Courses
What are the different types of golf courses? There are several ways to group courses based on similar characteristics either in access, in size or in setting and design.
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.
Youngest Golfer to Win Major Championship (Men)
Who is the youngest golfer to win on the men's major championships? Here is the answer to that question.
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.
Lowest Round in a Men's Golf Major
Find out which golfers share the record for the lowest round ever shot in a men's major championship.
Albatross
The term 'albatross' is sometimes used in golf, but what does it mean? Read the definition from the About.com Golf Glossary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2015 US Open Golf Tournament
Find out where and when the 2015 US Open golf tournament takes place, along with qualifying criteria.
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.
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 to Enter a British Open Qualifier Tournament
So, you want to try to play your way into the British Open golf tournament. Can you enter a qualifier? If so, how? This FAQ answers those questions.
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
The Old Course at St. Andrews Pictures
Learn more about one of the most famous golf courses in the world with these Old Course at St. Andrews pictures, a photo tour of the links.
Francis Ouimet
This biographical profile of golfer Francis Ouimet includes personal and career details, including the story of his legendary US Open victory.
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.
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 the Letters on a Golf Club Shaft Mean
On most golf shafts, one of the letters from among L, A, R, S and X appears on the shaft. This flex code is common around the world. What do these letters mean?
These Free Golf Instruction Videos Could Help...
Watch dozens of golf instruction videos covering various lesson topics, all free and registration not required.
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.
Provisional Ball
What is a provisional ball in golf? Read the definition of this term, which golfers sometimes use when they fear a lost ball.
Golf Course Handicap Calculator
Determine your course handicap using this free calculator for golfers.
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 Do Golfers Qualify for the U.S. Open
Want to know how to qualify to play in the US Open golf tournament? This FAQ explains the process.
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.
No. 1 on the Countdown of Golf's Worst Chokes
Who committed the worst choke job in golf history? Check out who is No. 1 in this countdown of golf's biggest chokes. Page 4.
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 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.
Split Tees
Split Tees is a term that applies to golf tournaments. Do you know what it means? Read the definition.
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 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 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.
Top 10 Worst Golf Chokes and Collapses
What are the worst chokes in golf history? Here is a ranking of the Top 10, plus more of the biggest collapses for your consideration.
The Kids are Alright: Youngest-Ever Winner of...
Who is the youngest golfer to win the British Open? Let's find out.
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.
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.
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.
6-Times Charmed: The Golfer with the Most...
The tournament record for most wins in the British Open is six. Which golfer won the major that many times? Read this FAQ for the answer.
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.
4 Scoring Records - and the Golfers Who Hold...
What are the best scores in the British Open golf tournament? Here are the tournament records for 72 holes, score in relation to par, 18 holes and nine holes.
Pin High
What is the meaning of the golf expression Pin High? Read the definition from the About Golf Glossary.
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.
Check out the lowest scores in relation to par...
Which golfers hold the record for most strokes under par in a men's major championship? Here is the answer.
How Long Does It Take to Play a Round of Golf?
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.
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.
Up and Down
What does the term 'up and down' mean when used by golfers? Read this definition of the phrase for an explanation.
Iron and Driver Swing Tips for Golfers
Need help with your driver or iron play? Check out these free tips for the full swing, or long game, to find help with drivers and irons.
What's the Official Rule When Your Golf Ball...
Rule 26 from the Official Rules of Golf, courtesy of the United States Golf Association.
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.
Royal Liverpool Pictures
Check out these Royal Liverpool pictures. The photo gallery includes images of the famous golf club's course and clubhouse, along with information about the layout.
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.
Phil Mickelson's Wins in Major Championships
Here's a look at the major championships won by golfer Phil Mickelson, with photos, recaps and leaderboards.
Tips to Help Golfers Make More Putts
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.
Find out what the term 'par' means in golf
What does the term par mean in golf? Here is the definition.
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 Do You Know Which Golf Club to Hit?
How do you know which golf club to hit from different distances if you are new to the game? Here are some ideas.
How to Hit Your Pitches Consistently in Golf
The 7-8-9 golf drill is for pitch shots, and will help you learn your pitching distances and establish consistent results.
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.
Top 10 Golf Chokes - No. 7 through No. 5
Check out the golfers at No. 7 through No. 5 on this countdown of golf's worst chokes. Page 2.
Caroline Wozniacki with Rory's Mom
Caroline Wozniacki is pictured with Rory McIlroy's mother as they watch their man play the 2012 Irish Open. Page 8.
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.
Interesting Facts and Figures About Rory McIlroy
Read this Rory McIlroy biography for details about the Northern Irelander and his golf career.
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.
Do You Need a Glove to Play Golf?
Do you have to wear a glove in order to play golf? No, but doing so will probably help your grip on the club. Read this FAQ on the topic.
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?
What Is a Handicap Index in Golf?
A definition of the golf term.
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.
Explaining the Callaway Scoring System
A definition of the golf term 'Callaway Systm' (or 'Callaway Scoring System') from the About.com Golf Glossary.
How Many Miles Do You Walk or Calories Do You...
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.
Learn How to Make Golfer John Daly's Signature...
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.
Pot Bunker
What is a pot bunker in golf? Read the definition of this golf course feature in the About Golf Glossary.
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.
Cut Shot
Definition of the golf term
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.
If a Golf Club Breaks During a Round, Can I...
If a golf club breaks during the course of a round, can it be replaced during that same round? Depends on how it was broken.
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