Published: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:24:00 +0000
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWhat are the most popular golf tournament formats, and what are their rules? Here are 10 of the most common types of competition formats.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZHow far should you hit your golf clubs? This chart shows typical distances, along with tips for learning your yardages.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWhat are the most common match play formats in golf, and how are they played? Here's a tip sheet for beginners.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWhat do golf scoring terms such as birdie and bogey, eagle and par, mean? How many strokes does it take for a golfer to make each of those scores?
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZHow do you know which golf club to hit from different distances if you are new to the game? Here are some ideas.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZLearn 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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZIn 1992, a journeyman golfer named Carl Cooper blasted a 787-yard drive during a PGA Tour tournament, the Texas Open. And that's a true story! (Seriously.)
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZBeginning 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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWhat is the role of shaft flex in a golf club and golf swing? Here's how a basic understanding of shaft flex can help improve your game and score.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWhat's best for your golf game - steel shafts or graphite shafts? This comparison looks at the pros and cons of each type of shaft.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZGet an overview of the USGA Handicap System and how golf handicaps help the game of golf.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWhat do the seemingly random numbers that appear on the Handicap line of golf scorecards mean? Here's the answer.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZFind the dates for the 2017 Masters Tournament, plus the qualifying criteria and more info for one of golf's major championships.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWhat happens when you use golf clubs with the wrong shaft flex? Here are some of the effects.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZHave 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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZBeginning golfers sometimes aren't sure which golf clubs do what, or why. We to help beginners understand wedges, including sand wedges, gap wedges and lob wedges.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZHas any golfer scored a hole-in-one on a par-5 hole? Yes, it's happened several times - once even with a 3-iron! Here's the rundown.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWhat 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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZThe Golf for Beginners FAQ helps those interested in becoming golfers answer questions that are sure to come up.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZThis Golf Rules FAQ answers frequently asked questions about both common and uncommon situations encountered when playing golf.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZThe Texas Scramble is a golf tournament format that has one key difference from a regular scramble. Read the explanation and learn how to play it.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZIf 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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZA 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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZMOI, is a property of physics that indicates the relative difference in how easy or difficult it will be to set any object in motion about a defined axis of rotation.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWhat is swingweight in a golf club, and is it something every golfer needs to be concerned with? The About.com Golf Guide examines swingweight.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZFrom X flex to L flex, what do those letters - plus, A, M, R and S - mean on golf shafts? This letter code indicates how stiff or soft a golf shaft plays.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZOh, you're hardcore: You want to know the math behind the golf handicap calculation. OK, you got it. Here's the handicap formula explained, with examples.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZDon't have an official golf handicap but want to know what yours would be if you did? There are handicap calculators that give you an official index.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZHow 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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZFind out how to play dozens and dozens of golf tournament formats, and check the definitions of various side bets and golf betting games.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWhat is slope rating in golf, how does it function and what is its purpose? This entry in the Handicaps FAQ answers those questions.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZHere 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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZIn the mood for a laugh? Browse through a collection of one-liners and other short funnies about the game of golf.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZIf you struggle with chip shots in golf, learning the 6-8-10 Formula is a great tip for improving your chipping.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWho are the best golfers of all-time? Here is a ranking of the Top 25 men in the history of golf.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWhat is the center of gravity in golf clubs, and how does its position affect the flight of a struck golf ball? Read this FAQ for the answers.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWhich golfers have the most victories in the men's major championships? Here is the list in order, with first and last wins plus more facts and figures.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZThe 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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZRule 27 from the Official Rules of Golf covers what happens when you lose your golf ball or hit it out of bounds, plus playing provisional balls.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZHere are the three most common types of golf grips, the best ways to hold the golf club during the swing.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWhat factors should you consider before buying your first set of golf clubs? The About.com Golf Guide has some suggestions.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZIf you are struggling getting your irons up in the air, these checkpoints will help you address the problem.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZIs there a limit on how long a par-3 hole can be? What yardage makes a hole a par-5? Are there even rules about what lengths correspond to which pars?
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZDo you know how to play a Shamble golf tournament? Here's an explanation of the format plus various options for how to keep to score in this golf game.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZFind out how to play the Greensomes golf format, which combines elements of a scramble with alternate shot. You'll also learn its multiple other names.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZDoes 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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZHow much do golf lessons cost? Here's a look at rates charged by instructors, what influences those rates, plus what the famous golf teachers charge.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZThe 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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZA hole-in-one is pretty darn exciting, but what are the odds of it happening for you? Let's find out - including for some unusual types of aces.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZIf you have a USGA Handicap Index, you'll need to turn it into a course handicap before playing golf. Here's how to do that with free online calculators.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWhat 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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZLearn more about golf sets, including which clubs they can include, how expensive they are, and some tips for beginners.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZMatch play is a very different game of golf from stroke play. How do the rules differ? Find out in this primer.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWolf is the name of a betting game played by golfers within a group of four that has a good share of fun twists. Here's how the format is played.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZThe 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?
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZIs there a limit to how many golf clubs golfers can carry in their bags? Yes, the Rules of Golf do impose a limit. Here's what it is and why it exists.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZThere are several different meanings of the term Golf Club. Find out what the primary usages are, a definition of each, and resources for further explantion for each usage of the term.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZCheck out the list of conforming and non-conforming drivers to see if your big stick is legal to use in a golf tournament.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZCheck 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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZBingo Bango Bongo is the name of a popular golf game that you can, if you choose, bet. Here's how to play it, plus variations and an alternate version.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZTaking golf lessons is not something a beginner must do, but it is something every beginning golfer should do, and will benefit from. Find out why.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZIf 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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWho are the greatest women golfers of all time? The About.com Golf Guide counts down the Top 50 Female Golfers of All-Time.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWhat are the origins of golf? When and where did the game begin? Those questions are tackled in this article from the Golf History FAQ.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWhich golf clubs should you carry in your bag? That depends on your skill level. Here's a look.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWhat 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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWatch dozens of golf instruction videos covering various lesson topics, all free and registration not required.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZFoursomes is a competition format in golf that is well-known from the Ryder Cup. But do you know how to play it? Here's the explanation.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZCan a golfer declare his golf ball unplayable anywhere on the course, and for any reason? Or must the ball be literally unplayable to invoke Rule 28?
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZDo you know what a birdie is in golf? Here's a closer look at the scoring term, with examples of how to make one, plus its other uses in golf.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZFind out when and where the 2017 US Open golf tournament is played, how to get tickets and how golfers earn places in the field.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZA best ball tournament in golf is among the game's most popular formats. Here's how to play it, with scoring examples and info about handicaps.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWhat is the Chapman System in golf? It's a competition format for 2-person teams that's good for golfers of differing abilities. Here's how to play it.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZFour ball is the name of a golf format that is well-known because it is played in the Ryder Cup and other big team tournaments. Here's how to play it.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZFrom the Beginners FAQ, the About Golf Guide answers the questions,
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZNot sure how to play a Florida Scramble golf tournament? It's a twist on the traditional scramble format. Here's how it works, plus handicap allowances.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZYou'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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWhat 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. We explain both.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWhat is a 2-Person Best Ball format in golf? It's a game for teams of two golfers that is actually well-known, just under different names.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZSometimes, during a round of golf, one golf ball will crash into another. What's the ruling when two balls collide? And what do the golfers do next?
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZDo you know what the Better Ball tournament is in golf? It can be stroke play or match play. Here's how to play this popular team format.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZHow do you keep score in match play? What do the different scores mean? Find out with this primer on match play scoring.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZBeginning 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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZLearn more about golfer Se Ri Pak, a 5-time major winner who started the influx of Korean golfers onto the LPGA Tour.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZBeginning 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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZThis article on PGA Tour qualifying outlines the only ways a golfer can earn a PGA Tour card to become a tour member.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZHow 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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZBalance and rhythm, or tempo, are necessary for a great golf swing. Here is how you should be balanced in four key swing positions.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZAre 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.
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2016-10-21T11:24:00ZDo you know how to drop the hammer on a golf opponent? Find out how to play Hammer, a golf betting game.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZWhat is the best score for 18 holes ever recorded on the PGA Tour? A new record was set in 2016. Here's the lowest, plus all the sub-60 rounds on Tour.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZNeed 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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZLearn how to play a skins game in golf, a popular gambling format, plus what a skin is, along with info about the professional version (including winners).
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZHow 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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZBrush up on golf etiquette to help keep the game enjoyable.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZDo you know what a Calcutta, or Calcutta auction, is in golf? It's a type of wagering, or gambling, sometimes held in conjunction with tournaments.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZAerification 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.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZA good pace of play is an important element of having a good time on the golf course. Here are some pointers on improving your own pace-of-play performance.
2016-10-21T11:24:00ZThe 7-8-9 golf drill is for pitch shots, and will help you learn your pitching distances and establish consistent results.