Language: English * Graphics Level: High
Welcome to The Golf Course. You have landed yourself on the home page of team 10556's 1997
Thinkquest Entry. This site is devoted to the teaching and promoting of the game of golf
through our online resources. Below are a listing of our online resources, but before you
move on to look at them ... we would like to take a moment to tell you about some of our
You may have noticed, but if you haven't, we provide this site in two graphics levels
(High Graphics & Low Graphics). High Graphics is loaded with interesting and eye
pleasing graphics. Low Graphics does contain graphics, but only the important graphics are
present. So if you are going to use the low graphics version, leave your graphics turned
Also, you may have noticed that there are four different languages available of The
Golf Course. This site has mirrors in English, Spanish, Italian, and German. Due to the
large size of the site (around 7000 files), we could not translate the whole site, so you
will find that the index pages are in their respective languages and then you return to
english. We hope to fix this in the future.
Finally, we would like to thank a few people. First of all, our thanks must be extended
to Willie Jolley! Willie Jolley wrote for us the
introduction song on this page. We met him, at the awards ceremony in the Thinkquest 1996
competition. He is a talented man who's music and motivational speaking is exciting and
innovative. Thanks Willie Jolley!
We also must thank all those people who beta tested our site. We have had our site
tested on both the Macintosh and IBM platforms. We have had computers with Netscape 2.0,
Netscape 3.0, Internet Explorer 2.0, and Internet Explorer 3.0. We also had users with
monitor sizes set at 640 * 480, 600 * 800, and 1024 * 768 using 256, 64,000, and 16.7
million colors. So we feel that this site will be usable by a wide variety of people.
Thanks to the beta testers!
Hello, this section is called "Fore" Fun for good reason. The reason is that it
is designed to be PURE fun! What I mean is, this section has jokes in it. It has famous
golf sayings in it. But what makes this particular section is that it has 4 bulletin
boards to discuss any topic that you wish. The bulletin boards are:
- Beginners Only
- Hot Topics
- Hall of Shame
Ever since the first time that golf courses were built or golfers picked up a golf club,
players have been trying to better their game. Since the beginning of the game of golf,
there has been technological advances in everything from golf balls to golf clubs. Golf
courses have been built with heaters under the greens so that golfing can become a year
round sport. New shafts were designed. Perimeter weighted clubs were built ... why??? The
reason is that people were trying to make the game of golf easier.
This section is essentially a "How To Play Golf Section!" It's intention is
to all the users to learn about golf and some of the techniques that are used to play
golf. There are discussions about clubs, technique, balls, emotions ... everything you
need to play the game of golf!
Why look at the history of golf? Well, there are a few reasons. The first is that the
history of the game is quite interesting and fascinating. Not good enough for you? Well,
to understand the game, you must understand what it has gone through to get to the game we
now know and love. Did you know that they banned golf in certain parts of the world? Well,
in Scotland and other parts of the world, golfing was banned because it was taking men and
their focus away for the army and the country using it on a "silly game" of
golf! Fascinating, huh? Well, in this section, you will learn about how the game of golf
This is the Golf Course's Physics Section. By now, you know that The Golf Course is a web
site designed to promote the game of golf, and as an educational resource to show that
golf can be seen in a variety of avenues of our lives. This particular section (the
Physics Section) shows how golf is interwoven into physics. (For those students out there
... I bet you thought that physics was useless!) Well ... you were wrong!
This section outlines the best in the game of golf. Call it our own Hall of Fame! So, you
can look up your favorite golfer and learn a little about him/her.
This particular section (the Psychology Section) shows how psychology plays a role in the
game of golf. (For those of you who have or haven't played golf ... have you ever really
thought how psychology can play a role in golf? I hadn't!) Anyway, in this section, you
will find a story about two couples and how psychology plays a role in the game play. You
will also find a section where we interviewed a golf pro and heard what she had to say
about psychology and golf. (Parts of our interview are in audio and video.)
This is the Site Info Section. What is Site Info, you ask? Well, Site Info is the place on
our web site, where we get to tell you about us. It is a place for you to give us feeback
on what we could do better or what we could do worse. (Why we would want to do something
worse I don't know ... but please tell us what you think!) If you are going to e-mail us
with your thoughts, there is an e-mail button to your left, or you can e-mail us at
email@example.com (Link no longer functioning). (There is more stuff in this section than just e-mail addresses.)
Finally, the Teacher's Corner is a section for teachers to sit down and talk amongst
themselves. There are chat facilities and newgroups available to discuss whatever is on
your mind. There are articles about how to use the internet in the classroom and how to
use this site in the classroom. There are also links that you can use to start to find
other educational material on the internet!