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Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:20:20 +0000

 



What Are the Most Popular Golf Tournament...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

What are the most popular golf tournament formats, and what are their rules? Here are 10 of the most common types of competition formats.



How Far Should You Hit Each of Your Golf Clubs?

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

How far should you hit your golf clubs? This chart shows typical distances, along with tips for learning your yardages.



5 Most Common Formats for Match Play Golf

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

What are the most common match play formats in golf, and how are they played? This tip sheet covers the Top 5 ways to play matches.



Know Your Golf Scoring Terms: Birdies, Bogeys...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

What 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?



Find Out When the 2017 Masters Golf Tournament...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Find the dates for the 2017 Masters Tournament, plus the qualifying criteria and more info for one of golf's major championships.



Talkin' 'Bout Shaft: Understanding Golf Club...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

What 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.



Sam She Am: Meet Tiger Woods' Daughter

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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?



Oh, Those Tiger Cubs: Names and Ages of Woods'...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

What are the names and ages of Tiger Woods' kids? How many children does Tiger have? Learn more about Tiger's tykes here.



Getting a Great Golf Stance, Step-by-Step

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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.



Should Golfers Use Clubs With Steel or Graphite...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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.



Understanding Your Golf Clubs: All About Irons

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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.



How Do You Know Which Golf Club to Hit?

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

How do you know which golf club to hit from different distances if you are new to the game? Here are some ideas.



Awwwww! Photos of Those Cuties Sam and Charlie...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Tiger Woods has two adorable children, daughter Sam and son Charlie. See photos of them as babies, toddlers and kids, with their dad, mom and others.



What Happens When You Use Golf Clubs With the...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

What happens when you use golf clubs with the wrong shaft flex? Here are some of the effects.



How Did Tiger Woods Get His Nickname? Does He...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

How did Tiger Woods get his nickname of 'Tiger'? Does he have any other nicknames? Those questions are answers in this entry from the Tiger Woods FAQ.



What Are Golf Handicaps, Anyway?

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Get an overview of the USGA Handicap System and how golf handicaps help the game of golf.



Understanding Swingweight in Golf Clubs

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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.



How to Play the Shoot Out Golf Tournament or...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Ever heard of the Shoot Out format in golf? It's can be either a tournament for 19 golfers (yes, 19) or a betting game played a group of four golfers.



What's the Ruling? Sort Out Tricky Golf Rules...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

This Golf Rules FAQ answers frequently asked questions about both common and uncommon situations encountered when playing golf.



What You Need to Know About MOI (Moment of...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

MOI, or moment of inertia, is a property of physics that golfers often hear about. Find out what it means and why golfers should pay attention.



What was the Tiger Woods Divorce Settlement?

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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.



What the Letters on a Golf Club Shaft Mean

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

From 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.



What is a Scramble Tournament in Golf and How...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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.



What's In Tiger Woods' Bag? His New Club Choices

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

With Nike Golf out of the club business, what's in Tiger Woods' golf bag now? Here's a look at what equipment Tiger is using now, plus his club history.



They Are Major Deals: Golfers With the Most...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Which 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.



Who Are Golf's Greatest 25 Players of All Time?

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Who are the best golfers of all-time? Here is a ranking of the Top 25 men in the history of golf.



Date, Location and Qualifying Criteria for 2017...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Find out when and where the 2017 US Open golf tournament is played, how to get tickets and how golfers earn places in the field.



Understanding Your Golf Clubs: What Are Wedges?

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Beginning 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.



Golf Betting Games and Tournament Formats...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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 Use the Handicap Line on a Golf Scorecard

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

What do the seemingly random numbers that appear on the Handicap line of golf scorecards mean? Here's the answer.



How to Play the Better Ball Format on the Golf...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Do 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.



Sara Brown

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

This photo gallery of Big Break contestant and Golf Channel instructor Sara Brown also includes biographical information about the golfer.



10 of the Most Popular Betting Games and Side...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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 is Slope Rating in Golf?

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

What is slope rating in golf, how does it function and what is its purpose? This entry in the Handicaps FAQ answers those questions.



Differences Between Graphite and Steel Golf Clubs

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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.



Most Common Questions Beginning Golfers Ask

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

The Golf for Beginners FAQ helps those interested in becoming golfers answer questions that are sure to come up.



Here's How You Play the Texas Scramble Golf...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

The 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.



What is Center of Gravity, and How Does It...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

What 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.



Here's How to Decide Which Tees (Yardages) To...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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.



How to Mark Your Scorecard in Golf

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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.



Want to Laugh? Try these Golf Funnies

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

In the mood for a laugh? Browse through a collection of one-liners and other short funnies about the game of golf.



These Golf Handicap Calculators Let You...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Don'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.



Enjoy an Arnold Palmer Drink: How to Make One,...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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.



How the 6-8-10 Method Can Improve a Golfer's...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

If you struggle with chip shots in golf, learning the 6-8-10 Formula is a great tip for improving your chipping.



Why Torque Is Important When Choosing the Right...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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?



16 Photos That Tell the Story of Elin Nordegren

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Check out this photo gallery of Elin Nordegren pictures showing the wife of professional golfer Tiger Woods.



Do You Know What It Means to Be a Scratch Golfer?

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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. We explain both.



The True Story Behind Birdie and Eagle Becoming...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

How did the words birdie and eagle acquire their golf meanings? We actually the specific time and place where it happened, and who coined one of them.



How to Grip Your Golf Club

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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.



Why Tiger Woods' Yacht is Called 'Privacy' and...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Learn more about Tiger Woods' yacht named Privacy, including its size and cost.



Are There Rules About the Length of Golf Holes...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Is 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?



Math Is Fun! Here's the Formula for Calculating...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Oh, 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.



50 Best Women Golfers of All Time

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Who are the greatest women golfers of all time? The About.com Golf Guide counts down the Top 50 Female Golfers of All-Time.



How Many Clubs Are You Allowed to Carry in Your...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Is 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.



I Prefer Another Lie: The Lift, Clean and Place...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

What are preferred lies in golf? It's a condition in effect by local rule and is also known as lift, clean and place. Here's how it works.



Find Out If Your Golf Driver is Legal Under the...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Check out the list of conforming and non-conforming drivers to see if your big stick is legal to use in a golf tournament.



3 Ways to Grip Your Golf Club

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Here are the three most common types of golf grips, the best ways to hold the golf club during the swing.



Here's How to Play the Shamble Golf Tournament...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Do 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.



Do You Know How to Play an Ambrose Competition...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Do you know what an Ambrose competition is in golf? It's a scramble variation using handicaps. Here's how to determine team handicaps and play an Ambrose.



What Is the Greensomes Format in Golf? Here's...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Find 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.



What Are Tiger Woods' Current Endorsements?

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

What are Tiger Woods' endorsements - which companies have sponsorship deals with the golfer? Here's the current list plus some big ex-sponsors.



Amazing but True: The PGA Tour Golfer Who Hit a...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

In 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.)



Understanding Basic and Advanced Rules of Golf

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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.



Is Golf an Acronym for Gentleman Only, Ladies...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Does the word golf stand for Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden? That's a popular myth, but it's not true. Find out the real origins of the word golf.



How to Play the Alternate Shot Format in Golf

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Learn how the alternate shot format works in golf, including a look at strategy and handicap allowances, plus what the rules say about it.



5 Basics About Sets of Golf Clubs

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Learn more about golf sets, including which clubs they can include, how expensive they are, and some tips for beginners.



4 Tips to Get a Higher Trajectory on Your Golf...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

If you are struggling getting your irons up in the air, these checkpoints will help you address the problem.



How to Become a Member of the PGA Tour

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

This article on PGA Tour qualifying outlines the only ways a golfer can earn a PGA Tour card to become a tour member.



Learn the Key Golf Terms You'll Need on the...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Do you need to know the definition of a term related to golf courses? Check out this glossary of golf course terms.



Golf Rules: What Makes a Ball Unplayable?

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Can 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?



Knowing Your Basic Golf Terms: What is a Birdie?

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Do 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.



How the Match Play and Stroke Play Rules Differ...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Match play is a very different game of golf from stroke play. How do the rules differ? Find out in this primer.



These Golfers Aced Par-5 Holes ... and One Even...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Has 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.



How to Decide on Which Brand Golf Clubs to Buy...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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.



Fun on The Golf Course: How to Play Bingo Bango...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Bingo 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.






The Easy Way to Calculate Course Handicap for...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

If 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.



How to Play a Best Ball Golf Tournament

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

A 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.



How You Can Get Tickets to the Next Masters...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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 You Should Know Before Buying Your First...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

What factors should you consider before buying your first set of golf clubs? The About.com Golf Guide has some suggestions.



Here's How the 2-Person Best Ball Golf Format...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

What 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.



Mom Genes? Meet Tiger Woods' Mother, Kultida...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Kultida (Tida) Punsawad was born in 1944 in Thailand. Her ancestry is a mix of Thai, Chinese and Dutch, and she was raised Buddhist.



Golf's Rule 27 Covers Lost Balls and Out of...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Rule 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.



Drinks On You! What Are a Golfer's Odds of...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

A 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.






6 Great Golfers Who Suddenly Lost Their Games

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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.



When and Where Did Golf Begin?

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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 Keep Score in Golf: Simple Intro for...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Need to know how to keep score in golf? Here's a rundown of golf scoring that describes the basics, scoring in relation to par and the three main formats.



Dates, Location and Qualifying Criteria for...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Find out when and where the 2018 US Open golf tournament will be played, how to get tickets and how golfers earn places in the field.



Which Golf Clubs Should You Carry in Your Bag?

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Which golf clubs should you carry in your bag? That depends on your skill level. Here's a look.



Get the Lead On? Why Golfers Sometimes Add Lead...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Does adding lead tape to golf clubheads change the swingweight? Can it change your shot shape by moving the CG? One answer is yes, the other is no.



My Ball Struck Overhead Power Lines - Do I Get...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Your perfectly struck golf shot looks beautiful ... until it strikes overhead power lines crossing the line of play. What's the ruling? Do you get to replay it, or is it simply rub of the green?



8 Things You Should Do Before You Buy New Golf...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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.



Explaining Characteristic Time (CT) In Drivers,...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Characteristic Time, abbreviated CT, is a measurement performed on certain golf clubs. Find out why the CT test is done, and why it matters.



Get the Latest News on Golf Drivers

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Looking for reviews or news about golf drivers? Check the Golf Drivers page from the About.com Golf Guide for the latest info.



Here's How to Play the Foursomes Format in Golf

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Foursomes 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.



Alphabetical Golf Glossary of Advanced and...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

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 Truth About Lie Angle In Golf Clubs: What...

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Do you know what a lie angle is on a golf club? Or why it matters? Lie angles that don't fit a golfer can cause problems with your shots, costing strokes.



How to Play an Irish Four Ball Golf Tournament

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

How do you play the golf tournament format known as Irish Four Ball? Here's a look at the basics plus examples of scoring options that may be in use.



David Duval

2017-01-17T11:20:20Z

Learn more about golfer David Duval with this profile that includes facts and trivia about his golf career.