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Why Use Hybrid Golf Clubs?

Hybrid clubs represent one of the biggest steps forward in club design. In fact, in the hands of the recreational golfer, the concept may well be the biggest step forward ever. Those who play the game regularly know full well that the flatter the iron, the greater the challenges. Whether it is consistently getting the ball up in the air or creating a shot that stays on the targ...

Best Games for a Threesome

Sometimes you just can't scare up a foursome. However, you can still add a little side interest to your round with one of these traditional threesome golf games - Wolf, Niner and Bingo Bango Bongo.

List of Professional Golf Mini Tours

The PGA Tour is a very exclusive place to make a living. Only the best 200-plus golfers in the world can earn a spot to play regularly. However, younger and less experienced golfers are not necessarily shut out because they haven't qualified to play in the top events on the PGA tour. There are satellite tours and mini-tours that give a golfer a great opportunity to get a start ...

How to Start a Fantasy Golf League

Fantasy sports have increased the involvement that fans have with their sports. While most people associate football and baseball with fantasy drafts and leagues, you can do it with other sports, including golf. It's a way to increase your enjoyment of the sport and increase the level of your rooting interest.

About U.S. Open Golf

The U.S. Open is one of the four major championship in golf, known simply as the majors. It is held once per year and is open, through qualifying tournaments and various other criteria, to all golfers, amateur and professional, who have a 1.4 handicap or better. Unlike many other tournaments, the Open takes place on various courses.

Golf Etiquette Tips

The definition of etiquette is: the forms and manners conventionally acceptable or required in society. On the golf course, this means being courteous to the golf course and your fellow golfer. Etiquette plays a big part in enjoying your round with others. Most golfers would rather play with a poor player who has good etiquette than a great player who clueless in the matter.

Golf Fundraiser Ideas

Running a golf fundraiser is a lot of work, so when you do, you want to maximize your revenue. Before you start to invite people, there are a few things to consider. Deciding on the entry fee is critical---too much and you will scare people away and too little you will not raise enough money for your charity. Take into account the green and cart fees, cost of food and beverages...

The History of Professional Golf

For almost as long as there has been golf, there have been professional golfers. From the early days on the links of Scotland to today's multimillion dollar tour events, there are some milestones in the history of professional golf.

Common Golfing Terms

Golf is not only a pastime and a hobby for millions of people around the world, it is a game that has developed its own language. Some of those terms have been adopted by the outside world and are common in everyday use. For exampl

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What Is a Golf Handicap?

Of the 24.8 million Americans who played golf on a course at least once in 2020, just over 2 million of them posted a score to an official handicap. Of course, not everybody who tees it up once a year will carry an official handicap, but if you’re part of the over 90 percent of golfers who doesn’t keep a handicap, it may be time to start.

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Korn Ferry Tour: Strategies to Qualify and Challenges to Expect

The Korn Ferry Tour is the official developmental tour of the PGA Tour. It is designed to let professionals gain tour experience before joining the ranks of the best players in the world. It can also be a place for reviving careers of players who have lost their PGA Tour card. Some say it's actually more difficult to find success on the Korn Ferry Tour because of the number of ...

How Is Match Play Golf Scored?

Match play golf is typically a form of one-on-one competition in which the victor is the player who wins the most holes, rather than the player who shoots the lowest total score.

What Is Torque in a Golf Shaft?

Golf features a number of terms with which newcomers to the sport may not be familiar. From fades to slope and everything in between, familiarity with these terms is bound to aid in one's comprehension of the sport. Among these terms is torque, which pertains to golf club shafts.

Women's Major Golf Championships

The Ladies Professional Golfer's Association (LPGA) represents the oldest organization of professional female golfers. Founded in 1950, the LPGA organizes the top women's golf tour known as the LPGA Tour. From the beginning, women's golf had between 2-5 major golf championships each year, rather than the 4 set majors of the men's game. Today, the LPGA Tour has 5 major champions...

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Glossary of Golf Terms for Beginners

Golf, like any other sport, has a large amount of specific terms that can make the game hard to understand for beginners. By learning some of the basic terms of golf, newcomers to the sport can find more enjoyment playing, watching, and discussing golf. Below is a list of the terms that any beginning golfer needs to learn.

Golf, Course, Green, Hole, Sport, Club, Leisure, Game

What is the FedEx Cup?

The FedEx Cup is trophy awarded to the golfer who has accumulated the most points on the PGA Tour following the regular season and play-offs.

List of Golfers Who Have Made an Albatross at a Major

An albatross, sometimes called a double-eagle, is a score of three under par for an individual hole. An incredibly rare feat, an albatross has only been made a handful of time at any of the fours Majors - the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and PGA Championship.

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What is the PGA Tour Champions?

The PGA Tour Champions, commonly known as the Champions Tour, is the PGA Tour's professional senior tour, where the best golfers aged 50 and above compete.

What are Alternate Events on the PGA Tour?

The PGA Tour is known for its big money events full of the games biggest stars, but what about alternate events? Alternate events take place only a few times each year and occur the same week as higher profile tournaments, typically ones with a limited field. Specifically, there are 5 alternate events on the PGA Tour right now which occur the same weeks as each of the 4 World G...

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The Biggest Purses On the PGA Tour

The PGA Tour is the most prestigious and popular golf tour and has the financial muscle to prove it. In the 2020-21, total prize money won on tour will be over $430 million, including money won in the four major championships which are officially part of the PGA Tour schedule, but are run by different golf associations. The following are the 10 biggest purses on the PGA Tour.

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Amen Corner: Golf's Famous Stretch at Augusta National

In the far reaches of the Augusta National Golf Club is a picturesque stretch of holes divinely named Amen Corner. Don’t be fooled by the splendor; Amen Corner has brought misery to some of the world’s greatest golfers.


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