January 17, 2019

What You Need To Know about Golf

It is said that golf has been played since 1297 in the Netherlands. At that time, the golf ball was still in the shape of a leather ball and using a wooden stick as a bat. When it began to boom in the Netherlands, then Scotland adopted this sport until finally worldwide. Now, both men and women can play golf by choosing the right Bali Golf Courses

Unfortunately, 500 years earlier, it turned out that China had a similar game. Since the Tang dynasty, emperors and nobles played this game. There are 10 types of bat that are named cuanbang, pubang, and shaobang.

Development of the Golf Course
In the past, golf did not have 18 holes until now. Initially, a golf lover from Scotland named St. Andrews makes trenches and land with wavy contours. This wavy texture makes the players have to be good at turning the brain so they can put the ball into the hole. At that time, St. Andrews only made 11 holes so that each player could finish all the rounds until they returned to the first hole.

Rules for Playing Golf

The rules of play also experienced considerable changes. Today, golf is known as a sport that generally consists of 9 holes or 18 holes. The first blow starts from teeing ground, named as teeing shot. After the first blow, the player will hit the ball according to the position of the last ball. There are two types of areas where the ball can land, referred to as fairway and rough. The grass on the fairway is cut short to make it easier for players to hit, while rough grass is much longer.

Get to know Par
Hole classified according to par. Par is the number of blows that golfers who are playing are expected to be ‘safe’, in every hole. In golf, a hole can be classified as par 3, par 4, or par 5. Par a hole is usually determined based on the distance from teeing ground to the green. The distance of teeing ground to the green on a par 3 hole is between 100-250 yards (91-244 meters). The par 4 hole is 251-475 yards (225-434 meters), while the par 5 hole is more than 476 yards (435 meters) even though there is also a hole par 5 which is 600 yards (548 meters).

Steven D Lawson

Steven D Lawson