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Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:27:21 +0000

 



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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?

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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



What Are the Most Popular Golf Tournament...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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?

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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



Learn How to Make Golfer John Daly's Signature...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



Match Play Formats

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

What are the most common match play formats in golf, and how are they played? Here's a tip sheet for beginners.



Long Live the King: Arnold Palmer, 1929-2016

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

Learn more about golfer Arnold Palmer, one of the greatest players and most legendary figures in the game's history.



How Do You Know Which Golf Club to Hit?

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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?



Understanding Your Golf Clubs: All About Irons

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



Bests and Worsts at the Ryder Cup: All the Most...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

Open up the recordbook and take a look at the Ryder Cup records of individual players, the bests and worsts in the history of the competition.



What Are Golf Handicaps, Anyway?

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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



Getting a Great Golf Stance, Step-by-Step

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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 Use the Handicap Line on a Golf Scorecard

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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



Here Are All the Major Champions in Golf...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

Here are the all the men who've won one of golf's major championships, organized by year and tournament for easy, all-in-one browsing.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



Do You Know Jack? Fun Facts and Career Trivia...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

Learn more about golfer Jack Nicklaus with this biographical profile, which includes stats, facts and figures.



Captain, My Captain! All the Ryder Cup Leaders,...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

Which golfers have served as Ryder Cup captains throughout the history of the matches? Here is the full list of European and American captains, plus the records for most wins, losses and times served as captain.



These Golf Handicap Calculators Let You...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



How to Play a Four Ball Golf Match

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

Four 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.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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



How to Mark Your Scorecard in Golf

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



Here's How to Play the Foursomes Format in Golf

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



What is Slope Rating in Golf?

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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



Most Common Questions Beginning Golfers Ask

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



What the Letters on a Golf Club Shaft Mean

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



How to Grip Your Golf Club

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



Understanding Your Golf Clubs: What Are Wedges?

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



The Easy Way to Calculate Course Handicap for...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



Golf Betting Games and Tournament Formats...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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



Find Out When the 2017 Masters Golf Tournament...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



A Deep Dive Into the Ryder Cup: Dates, Scores,...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

Learn more about the Ryder Cup competition, the biennial tournament pitting American and European teams.



Want to Laugh? Try these Golf Funnies

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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



3 Ways to Grip Your Golf Club

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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



These are the Winningest Golfers in PGA Tour...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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 Use the Callaway System and Chart for...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

The 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.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



What Is the Ryder Cup Format?

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

What is the Ryder Cup format? Here is an explanation of the schedule of play and the match play formats used in the USA vs. Europe golf tournament.



Understanding Swingweight in Golf Clubs

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



10 Best Ryder Cup Golfers of All-Time

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

In the long history of the Ryder Cup, which golfers have performed the best? We count down the 10 best Ryder Cuppers of all-time, from 10 to No. 1.



Find the Dates and Location of the 2020 PGA...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

When and where will the PGA Championship golf major take place in 2020? Here are the details, plus info on how the golfers qualify to play.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



What is Moment of Inertia (MOI) in Golf?

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

MOI, 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.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



50 Best Women Golfers of All Time

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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 to Play a Best Ball Golf Tournament

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



6 Longest Sudden-Death Playoffs in PGA Tour...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

Some sudden-death playoffs end quickly at PGA Tour golf tournaments, but a few have gone on for quite many holes. These are the longest in tour history.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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



Differences Between Graphite and Steel Golf Clubs

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



Looking Ahead to the 2016 Ryder Cup

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

Find out when and where the 2016 Ryder Cup is taking place, and other information - such as formats used - about this USA vs. Europe golf tournament.



The Famous Male Golfers Every Fan Needs to Know

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

Which golfers in the history of the sport are on the must-know list? Check out these biographical profiles of the most famous men in the sport's history.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



Explanation of Match Play Scoring in Golf

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

How do you keep score in match play? What do the different scores mean? Find out with this primer on match play scoring.



Aerification is a Necessary and Highly...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

Aerification 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.



How to Play the Chapman System Golf Format

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.)



How to Keep Score in Golf: Simple Intro for...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

From the Beginners FAQ, the About Golf Guide answers the questions,



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



How to Become a Member of the PGA Tour

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



50-Plus Years of Masters Tournament Results for...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

How did Arnold Palmer fare in the the Masters Tournament over the years? Here's the list of Arnie's finishes in the golf major.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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



What You Should Know Before Buying Your First...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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



What Is the Greensomes Format in Golf?

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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?



Knowing Your Basic Golf Terms: What is a Birdie?

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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 Hit Your Pitches Consistently in Golf

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

The 7-8-9 golf drill is for pitch shots, and will help you learn your pitching distances and establish consistent results.



5 Basics About Sets of Golf Clubs

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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



The 7 All-Time Best 18-Hole Scores on the PGA...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

What 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.



Understanding Basic and Advanced Rules of Golf

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



23 Champion Golfers Who Died Tragically Young

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

Payne Stewart's death in a plane crash is not the only early death among golfers. Unfortunately, there are many others who died tragically young.



Why Torque Is Important When Choosing the Right...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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?



When Golf Balls Collide: Do You Know the Ruling?

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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?



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



How Do the Web.com Tour Finals Get You Into the...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

The Web.com Tour Finals, beginning in 2013, becomes the primary path to earning PGA Tour membership. Find out which golfers get to play in the Finals, how the series works and how many golfers earn tour cards.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



He's the King of the World! The Golf World,...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

Arnold Palmer is one of the greatest sportsman of all-time, one of the most famous golfers. Here you can read a biography of The King, test your trivia skills, view photos and learn more about the man, his golf career, and more.



How to Play the Hammer Side Game in Golf

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

Do you know how to drop the hammer on a golf opponent? Find out how to play Hammer, a golf betting game.



When and Where Did Golf Begin?

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



Cut Shot

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

Definition of the golf term



What Are The Various Types of Golf Clubs and...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



How to Play a Florida Scramble Golf Tournament

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

Not sure how to play a Florida Scramble golf tournament? Read this explanation of the format.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



Alphabetical Golf Glossary of Advanced and...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.



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

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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



How to Hit Down on the Golf Ball and Why You...

2016-09-30T11:27:21Z

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.