Learn How To Play Golf

Learn how to play golf & the basics of the game -- on the course, the swing, and the clubs!

Would you like to learn how to play golf like Tiger Woods? While reading this article won't guarantee you that you will reach that level of professional play, you can begin by learning the basics of this age-old game.

The game of golf is played on a huge, grass-covered area which is commonly known as a golf course. The course is either a nine-hole or an eighteen-hole playing field.

Each player needs the necessary equipment to play the game. The equipment consists of a set of playing clubs, balls, shoes, tees, and of course a golf bag to put it all into. Using one of the clubs, either a wood, an iron, or a putter, each player attempts to hit a golf ball into successive holes which are located on the course, by using a club.



Each player starts at the teeing area. He or she places a tee straight into the ground and then places a golf ball on top of it. He or she then swings the club and hits the ball. Each player's goal is to get the ball into the first hole on the course. After the first player's turn, the rest of the players take turns in succession, hitting their balls into each hole around the course. The player who had the lowest score on the last hole usually starts playing the next hole first.

Every game has to have some sort of scoring system, and golf is no exception. Score is kept in the game of golf by how many strokes it takes to hit the ball into every hole. The least number of strokes wins the game!

While it's hard enough to hit a small white ball into a sunken hole, there are hazards along the course which make this goal even more difficult to obtain. There are bodies of water, trees, shrubs, sand-filled traps, and roughs. When your ball is ina hazard, you may not touch the ground or the water with your club. You can choose not to play your golf ball, but you must add a penalty stroke to your total score. You may then move the ball back to where you originally shot it from.

Another problem is if you hit your golf ball out of bounds or it gets lost. A ball is considered to be lost if is not found within five minutes. If your golf ball is lost or out of bounds, you must add a penalty stroke to your score and replay your last shot.

There are many variations, but there is one basic type of stance for hitting the golf ball. A player stands with their feet slightly apart and their knees slightly bent. The club is held firmly with both hands, one abovethe other. The body is turned at the waist, along with the hips and the back, and the golfclub is fully swung back and then forward. The ball is hit with a controlled force and the swing continues out to the other side of the body. A successful shot that is going to travel the greatest distance is high and travels a long ways. Low shots or putts are good for shorter distances, such as if the golf ball is relatively close to the hole.

As with any other sport or game if skill, practice makes perfect, and practice using different stroke techniques will help any player improve their golf game score.

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