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Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:06:28 +0000

 



Sam She Am: Meet Tiger Woods' Daughter

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



16 Photos That Tell the Story of Elin Nordegren

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



Find Out When the 2017 Masters Golf Tournament...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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



6 Great Golfers Who Suddenly Lost Their Games

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



What Is a Handicap Index in Golf?

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

A definition of the golf term.



Handicaps and Single Golfers: Can You Post That...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

If you play golf by yourself can you still post your score for handicap purposes? Under the USGA Handicap System, the answer to that question has changed.



How Far Should You Hit Each of Your Golf Clubs?

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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



Get to Know Golf Hall of Famer Ralph Guldahl

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



Just the FAQs, Ma'am ... The Golf FAQs, That Is...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

This Golf FAQ provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from both beginners and veteran golfers.



Getting a Great Golf Stance, Step-by-Step

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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



Golf Betting Games and Tournament Formats...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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



The Only Par-4 Ace in PGA Tour Happened in an...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

The first and so far only hole-in-one on a par-4 hole in PGA Tour history happened in 2001 in a very unusual way.



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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?



Not Even Close: How Team Europe Dominated the...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

Team Europe posted its biggest win ever at the 2013 Solheim Cup, led by the first golfer ever to go 5-0-0 in Solheim play. Here's how they did it.



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



Understanding Your Golf Clubs: All About Irons

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



What the Letters on a Golf Club Shaft Mean

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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 Do You Know Which Golf Club to Hit?

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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



How to Grip Your Golf Club

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



How to Play a Best Ball Golf Tournament

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



Do You Know How Many Siblings Tiger Woods Has?

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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



What Golf Golf Demo Days Are and How to Find Them

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



Who Are Tiger Woods' Family Members?

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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



How to Mark Your Scorecard in Golf

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



Date, Location and Qualifying Criteria for 2017...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



50 Best Women Golfers of All Time

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



How to Become a Member of the PGA Tour

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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



How to Play a Florida Scramble Golf Tournament

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



Should Golfers Use Clubs With Steel or Graphite...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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 Play the Chapman System Golf Format

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



No Huffing or Puffing Required: How to Play 3...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

How do you play a golf tournament called Three Little Pigs? No huffing or puffing required: Just throw out your three worst scores of the round.



Golf Clubs for Women: What's New in Pro Shops

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

Looking for information about women's golf clubs? This section of the About.com Golf Guide provides the latest news and reviews.



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



3 Ways to Grip Your Golf Club

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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



Why Torque Is Important When Choosing the Right...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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?



These are the Winningest Golfers in PGA Tour...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



Explanation of Net Score in Golf and How to...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

What does net score mean in golf? Find out by reading this explanation from the About.com Golf Glossary.



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



These Golf Handicap Calculators Let You...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



What Is a Face-Balanced Putter In Golf, and Do...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

What is a face-balanced putter in golf? Here's an explanation, plus which types of golfers benefit from this kind of putter.



10 Injuries Most Commonly Suffered by Golfers

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

This list runs down 10 common injuries, from back pain to bone fracture, with links to more information, including symptoms and possible treatments.



What Are the Most Popular Golf Tournament...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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



Find Out When the 2020 Masters Golf Tournament...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

Find the dates for the 2020 Masters Tournament, plus the qualifying criteria and more info for one of golf's major championships.



Know Your Golf Club Basics: What is Loft (or...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

Loft, or loft angle, is a very important feature of golf clubs. Here's what the terms mean and the role loft plays in golf clubs and sets.



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



No Lyin': Here's a Whole Lotta Cool Stuff About...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

View articles and features about golfer Tiger Woods including a biography and photo galleries, plus details about his golf accomplishments, personal life, facts and figures.



Tiger Woods' Wins at Bay Hill and the Arnold...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

Here's a look, with photos and final scores, at each of Tiger Woods' record-tying eight wins at Bay Hill Club in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.



What You Should Know Before Buying Your First...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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 a Double Eagle in Golf?

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

What is a double eagle in golf? Here is an explanation of the term plus examples of the scores required to record one of these rare feats.



All the PGA Tour Records Golf Fans Should Know

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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



Understanding Swingweight in Golf Clubs

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

The Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles is a former golf tournament on the European Tour. View the list of winners and read about the event's history.



Explaining the Course Handicap In Golf and How...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

What is a Course Handicap in golf, how do you get one and how do you use it? This explanation includes the formula plus more in-depth info.



An Ace Up Your Sleeve? Let's Learn About the...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

What is a hole in one in golf? Here's the definition, plus who made the first one - along with information about odds and some amazing/unusual aces.



Understanding Your Golf Clubs: What Are Wedges?

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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 to Calculate a System 36 Golf Handicap and...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



23 Champion Golfers Who Died Tragically Young

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



Do You Know What a Golf Handicap Is?

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

Handicaps in golf are a numerical representation of a golfer's playing ability. Having one allows golfers of differing abilities to compete fairly.



What are Tiger Woods' Best Scores as a Pro on...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

What are Tiger Woods' best scores as a pro in PGA Tour events? Here are his lowest 18-hole and 72-hole totals, plus his best scores in majors.



How to Play an Irish Four Ball Golf Tournament

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



How to Play a Pinehurst Tournament (or...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

The Pinehurst System is a fun golf format, especially for two partners of differing abilities. Here's how to play it, plus its several alternate names.



Common Questions Answered About Golf Club Shafts

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

You have questions about golf shafts, we have answers. Check out this FAQ if you're not sure you understand the technology of shafts or the role they play in the performance of golf clubs.



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



Understanding Basic and Advanced Rules of Golf

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



Here's What It Takes to Win the Arnies (or...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

Do you know what a 'Seve' bet is in golf? You probably know who it's named after, but find out how to play it.



Knowing Your Basic Golf Terms: What is a Birdie?

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



Correct Grip Pressure

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



The Different Types of Golf Courses

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

What are the different types of golf courses? There are several ways to group courses based on similar characteristics either in access, in size or in setting and design.



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



Which Golf Clubs Should You Carry in Your Bag?

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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



These Free Golf Instruction Videos Will Improve...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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



The Easy Way to Calculate Course Handicap for...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



13 Photos Tell the Story of Amy Mickelson and...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

Amy Mickelson is the wife of golfer Phil Mickelson. Check out photos of the former NBA dance team member and learn more about her and her relationship with Phil.



How to Clean Golf Clubs Step-By-Step

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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



Alphabetical Golf Glossary of Advanced and...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



Wow-Wie! Photos of a Glammed Up Michelle Wie

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

Check out this gallery of Michelle Wie Glamour Shots, images of the LPGA golf star posing for photo shoots or dressed up and out on the town.



How Do You Score an Eagle in Golf?

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

Do you know what an eagle is in golf? Here's what it takes to score an eagle, with examples of various scores - plus some info on origins and related terms.



Explaining the Term Hole Out in Golf + Examples...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

Find out what the golf term hole out (or holed out) means, plus check out examples of some of the more famous hole-outs in golf history.



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.



Explaining Handicap Differential in Golf (and...

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

What is handicap differential? And do you really need to know or care? It's something used in the calculation of a handicap index in golf.



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

2017-03-13T12:06:28Z

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.