Is your man totally into golf and you just don’t get it? Is your boss really into business meetings on the golf course? Golf is actually a really fun sport – and is great for any age! The rules are really simple – so read through these quick golf “basics” and wow everyone with your knowledge!
A typical game of golf consists of 18 holes. The object is to move the ball from the tee block into the hole in as few strokes as possible. Just remember that golf is one of the weird sports where the goal of the game is to have the lowest score possible.
To count the score, you simply count how many strokes have been taken (how many times you hit the ball), plus any penalty strokes. You can accumulate penalty strokes through a number of different reasons, namely hitting the ball into the water or out of bounds.
Each hole will post a “Par” of the hole. This is basically the “suggested” amount of strokes it should take to complete the hole. While the typical “par” for each hole will vary (between 3-5 strokes), the par for a standard 18-hole game is 72.
The British Open starts tomorrow! So check it out and put your new knowledge to the test!
Have you ever tried to play golf? How did you like it?