Golf has been one of the most popular sports in American history.
It is played worldwide. It has a very simple objective. Individual players
try to drive a small, hard ball with several clubs into a number of small
holes. The player who gets it in the most in the fewest strokes is the winner.
The playing field consists of 9-18 tees.
Some historians believe that golf was started in the Netherlands, but historical evidence tells us that the Romans had played a game with a bent stick and ball made out of feathers. However, it's also been that the game was pretty much devised by the Scots in the 14th and 15th centuries. The sport became so popular that the Scottish Parliament developed law the focus more on archery, all of which were ignored completely. Later on the Scottish monarchs took it up. Mary, Queen of Scots, played the game in France were she was educated. The people who attended her on the golf course were known as cadets. Later this term was adapted to caddie by the English. These have been superseded lately on golf courses by golf carts and buggies. Throughout the 18th century the golf organizations were established. They Included the Royal Blackheath and the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. Golf reached its present height today thanks to television.
The golf course is divided into 18 different sections. These are called holes. These vary in length. At each hole there is a tee and a hole into which the ball must land to complete the shot. The original golf balls were made of feathers packed inside a leather cover. The more recent are made of a liquid rubber. The surface of the golf is pitted to stabilize flight. Golfers use several strokes in the game. They include the putt, a gentle tap; the drive, a long shot; and the approach shot. All of these demand complete accuracy. Golf clubs are divided into 2 types, the woods and the irons. Since all clubs are numbered the woods are 1-5 and the irons are 1-9. Clubs are varied and have different uses. For example, the woods are for long shots and the irons used for shorter shots.
Many tournaments in the sport of golf are played every year from the Masters to the British open. In addition there is Grand Slam golf. This consists of several competitions. There are also international matches. There are also other forms of golf including miniature golf and Pitch and Putt.