Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:20:20 +0000
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWhat are the most popular golf tournament formats, and what are their rules? Here are 10 of the most common types of competition formats.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZHow far should you hit your golf clubs? This chart shows typical distances, along with tips for learning your yardages.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWhat 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWhat 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?
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZFind the dates for the 2017 Masters Tournament, plus the qualifying criteria and more info for one of golf's major championships.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWhat 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZTiger 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?
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWhat are the names and ages of Tiger Woods' kids? How many children does Tiger have? Learn more about Tiger's tykes here.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZLearn 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWhat's best for your golf game - steel shafts or graphite shafts? This comparison looks at the pros and cons of each type of shaft.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZBeginning 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZHow do you know which golf club to hit from different distances if you are new to the game? Here are some ideas.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZTiger 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWhat happens when you use golf clubs with the wrong shaft flex? Here are some of the effects.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZHow 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZGet an overview of the USGA Handicap System and how golf handicaps help the game of golf.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWhat is swingweight in a golf club, and is it something every golfer needs to be concerned with? The About.com Golf Guide examines swingweight.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZEver 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZThis Golf Rules FAQ answers frequently asked questions about both common and uncommon situations encountered when playing golf.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZMOI, 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWhat 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZFrom 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZA 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWith 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWhich 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWho are the best golfers of all-time? Here is a ranking of the Top 25 men in the history of golf.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZFind out when and where the 2017 US Open golf tournament is played, how to get tickets and how golfers earn places in the field.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZBeginning 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZFind out how to play dozens and dozens of golf tournament formats, and check the definitions of various side bets and golf betting games.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWhat do the seemingly random numbers that appear on the Handicap line of golf scorecards mean? Here's the answer.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZDo 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZThis photo gallery of Big Break contestant and Golf Channel instructor Sara Brown also includes biographical information about the golfer.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWhat 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWhat is slope rating in golf, how does it function and what is its purpose? This entry in the Handicaps FAQ answers those questions.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZThe 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZThe Golf for Beginners FAQ helps those interested in becoming golfers answer questions that are sure to come up.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZThe 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWhat 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZHow 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZIf 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZIn the mood for a laugh? Browse through a collection of one-liners and other short funnies about the game of golf.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZDon'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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZHave 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZIf you struggle with chip shots in golf, learning the 6-8-10 Formula is a great tip for improving your chipping.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZThe 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?
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZCheck out this photo gallery of Elin Nordegren pictures showing the wife of professional golfer Tiger Woods.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWhat 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZHow 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZHere 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZLearn more about Tiger Woods' yacht named Privacy, including its size and cost.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZIs 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?
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZOh, 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWho are the greatest women golfers of all time? The About.com Golf Guide counts down the Top 50 Female Golfers of All-Time.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZIs 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWhat 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZCheck out the list of conforming and non-conforming drivers to see if your big stick is legal to use in a golf tournament.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZHere are the three most common types of golf grips, the best ways to hold the golf club during the swing.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZDo 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZDo 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZFind 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWhat are Tiger Woods' endorsements - which companies have sponsorship deals with the golfer? Here's the current list plus some big ex-sponsors.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZIn 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.)
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZCheck 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZDoes 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZLearn how the alternate shot format works in golf, including a look at strategy and handicap allowances, plus what the rules say about it.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZLearn more about golf sets, including which clubs they can include, how expensive they are, and some tips for beginners.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZIf you are struggling getting your irons up in the air, these checkpoints will help you address the problem.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZThis article on PGA Tour qualifying outlines the only ways a golfer can earn a PGA Tour card to become a tour member.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZDo you need to know the definition of a term related to golf courses? Check out this glossary of golf course terms.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZCan 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?
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZDo 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZMatch play is a very different game of golf from stroke play. How do the rules differ? Find out in this primer.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZHas 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZYou'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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZBingo 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZIf 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZA 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZSo 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWhat factors should you consider before buying your first set of golf clubs? The About.com Golf Guide has some suggestions.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWhat 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZKultida (Tida) Punsawad was born in 1944 in Thailand. Her ancestry is a mix of Thai, Chinese and Dutch, and she was raised Buddhist.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZRule 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZA 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZThe 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWhat are the origins of golf? When and where did the game begin? Those questions are tackled in this article from the Golf History FAQ.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZNeed 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZFind 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZWhich golf clubs should you carry in your bag? That depends on your skill level. Here's a look.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZDoes 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZYour 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?
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZAre 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZCharacteristic Time, abbreviated CT, is a measurement performed on certain golf clubs. Find out why the CT test is done, and why it matters.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZLooking for reviews or news about golf drivers? Check the Golf Drivers page from the About.com Golf Guide for the latest info.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZFoursomes 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZNeed 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZDo 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZHow 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.
2017-01-17T11:20:20ZLearn more about golfer David Duval with this profile that includes facts and trivia about his golf career.