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Published: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:51:08 +0000

 



Sam She Am: Meet Tiger Woods' Daughter

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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?



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



Find Out When the 2017 Masters Golf Tournament...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



16 Photos That Tell the Story of Elin Nordegren

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



How Far Should You Hit Each of Your Golf Clubs?

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



6 Great Golfers Who Suddenly Lost Their Games

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



Say Hi to Tiger Woods' Son Charlie Axel

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

Tiger Woods has two children, one of whom is son Charlie. Learn Charlie's full name, his birthday, plus find more photos of him here.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



What Are the Most Popular Golf Tournament...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



Getting a Great Golf Stance, Step-by-Step

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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?



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



How Do You Know Which Golf Club to Hit?

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



Understanding Your Golf Clubs: All About Irons

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



Date, Location and Qualifying Criteria for 2017...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



Should Golfers Use Clubs With Steel or Graphite...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



What the Letters on a Golf Club Shaft Mean

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



Golf Betting Games and Tournament Formats...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

Find out how to play dozens and dozens of golf tournament formats, and check the definitions of various side bets and golf betting games.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



Get to Know Golf Hall of Famer Ralph Guldahl

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

Golfer Ralph Guldahl won three major championships in the 1930s, but his career was short-lived - he walked away from golf not once but twice.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



How to Grip Your Golf Club

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



What Golf Golf Demo Days Are and How to Find Them

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



How to Mark Your Scorecard in Golf

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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 Swingweight in Golf Clubs

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



5 Most Common Formats for Match Play Golf

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



What Are Golf Handicaps, Anyway?

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



All the PGA Tour Records Golf Fans Should Know

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

Find out who holds the most important PGA Tour records with this run through the tour recordbook.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



These Golf Handicap Calculators Let You...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



Why Torque Is Important When Choosing the Right...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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?



What was the Tiger Woods Divorce Settlement?

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



Do You Know How Many Siblings Tiger Woods Has?

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

Does Tiger Woods have any brothers or sisters? Yes, he has three half-siblings (they have a different mother than Tiger), all much older than him.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



How to Use the Handicap Line on a Golf Scorecard

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



Understanding Your Golf Clubs: What Are Wedges?

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



3 Ways to Grip Your Golf Club

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



Most Common Questions Beginning Golfers Ask

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



How to Play the Chapman System Golf Format

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

What 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.



What is Slope Rating in Golf?

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



These Free Golf Instruction Videos Will Improve...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

Watch dozens of golf instruction videos covering various lesson topics, all free and registration not required.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



How to Clean Golf Clubs Step-By-Step

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

Cleaning your golf clubs is an important chore that needs to be performed every so often to help keep your clubs in good shape.



How Francis Ouimet Boosted American Golf and...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

Francis Ouimet was a lifelong booster of amateur golf, but he's best-known for a legendary victory in the 1913 US Open that put American golf on the map.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



Understanding Basic and Advanced Rules of Golf

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



How to Become a Member of the PGA Tour

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



You - Yes, You! - Can Enter a US Open Qualifier...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

Want to enter a US Open local qualifier, or know more about the qualifying process? Here's how it works, how to apply and the entry fees.



What You Should Know Before Buying Your First...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



Which Golf Clubs Should You Carry in Your Bag?

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



Who Are Tiger Woods' Family Members?

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

Looking for information on the Tiger Woods family tree? Find out more about Tiger Woods' family, including his parents and children.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



Wolf Is a Golf Game That Makes You Howl - But...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

Wolf 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.



What the Colored Stakes and Lines on a Golf...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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?



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



These are the Winningest Golfers in PGA Tour...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



Why is the Golf Hole So Small?

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



Putting the A in A-Wedge: It's a Golf Club of...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

What is an A-wedge in golf? Given that this club has more commonly used names than any other, it shouldn't be that hard to identify.



Golf Cart Rules and Etiquette

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

A collection of simple golf cart rules for the course, including some tips on good golf cart etiquette.



Want to Laugh? Try these Golf Funnies

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



Correct Grip Pressure

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



What is a Bogey in Golf? Here are Examples to...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

Do you know what a bogey is in golf? Here's an explanation of the scoring term, with examples of specific scores, plus origins and other uses.



Mix a Pinch of Scramble, a Cup of Alternate...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

The golf format named Scotch Foursomes combines parts of a scramble with alternate shot, and it goes by several different names. Here's how to play it.



Explaining Offset In Golf Clubs and Its Two Big...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

What is offset in golf clubs, and why are some clubs designed with offset included? Read the explanation plus the two main benefits of this design feature.



8 Easy Ways to Take Care of Your Golf Clubs

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

Taking care your golf clubs will help then function properly and last longer. Good things! And caring for your clubs is as easy as these 8 simple steps.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



Learn the Basics of Good Golf Etiquette

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

Brush up on golf etiquette to help keep the game enjoyable.



When Golf Balls Collide: Do You Know the Ruling?

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

Sometimes, 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?



Are Balance and Rhythm the Keys to Being Longer...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

Balance and rhythm, or tempo, are necessary for a great golf swing. Here is how you should be balanced in four key swing positions.



Dates, Location and Qualifying Criteria for...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



How to Play a Florida Scramble Golf Tournament

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

Not 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.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



More than 150 Years of British Open Winners

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



Knowing Your Basic Golf Terms: What is a Birdie?

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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 to Calculate a System 36 Golf Handicap and...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

System 36 is the name of a one-round handicapping formula for golfers, sometimes used by tournaments for net scores. Here's how to calculate it.



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



It Was a David-vs.-Goliath(s) Story at the 1913...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

An unlikely winner, one who surprised a British golf titan, at the 1913 US Open tournament is credited with spurring the growth of golf in America.



5 Basics About Sets of Golf Clubs

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



What Are Tiger Woods' Current Endorsements?

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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



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

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

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.



The Dreaded Slice in Golf: Explaining It and...

2017-02-25T11:51:08Z

Do you know what a slice is in golf? Here's the definition of this type of shot, plus what causes slicing and how you can fix yours.