The Grandest Golf Competition Of All Time
Golf is one of the most intense competitions that everyone look forward to. The element of excitement is what makes the competition fun to watch.
This competition is divided in parts and the first one is for the competing players. This part gives them guidelines and helps them assess their taking part in the competition. Part two involves the giving of rules to the golfers, letting them set up their gears and practice them for the competition proper. The third part is the nerve-racking part where the contenders ease their pressure for the competition.
The biggest challenge in every golfer in any game is choosing the right club that could hit the ball enough to shoot it in the hole. It doesn’t require a standard area as court. Every golf course is different from each other when it comes to the design. However, each golf course must consist of 9 or 18 holes. Yet there are rules and regulations set for each game.
One important factor to note in a game is the number of strokes the golfer makes. Every golfer has his own strokes when playing. Golfers edge over the other by scoring in each whole ahead of each other and the match play scoring system is used in each game.
This game was originated in Scotland sometime in the 12th century as shepherds kick the stones to small rabbit holes and those who scores first wins the game. This game mechanic is still applicable in golfing up to this day but the golfers use a club instead of simply giving the ball a kick with their foot.
Over the years, golfing has evolved from being just a simple pastime to a more serious competition. Below are some of the types of golf competitions:
Stroke or Medal Play
This type of golfing is the most common one as it is used in most tournaments. In the stroke or medal play, each golfer must complete all 18 holes in the course and the player the lowest total net scores when it comes to number of strokes wins.
Match plays is where two teams of golfers compete in scoring the most holes from each other. This type is usually played in golf clubs and players in a match play follows a strict set of rules and regulations.
Scramble is where the player hits the balls in the hole and it will be decided which shot he made was the best. Then the other players copy the same strokes until the game ends. Scramble is very popular among golf enthusiasts because it is the less complicated among all the other types
In this type of golf competition, a ‘skin’ which is a bag of money is placed in each hole and the players that hit the hole gets the skin and each of them compete to score first than the rest. The word ‘skin’ comes from the actual bag of skin where the cash prize is placed.
The flag competition is also called the Last Man Standing or the Tombstone because in this type of competition, the golfers start the round with an allotment of strokes and they later on play along the golf course until the strokes they alloted run out.
These types of competition are what urges golf enthusiasts such as Iain Sharpe to come over and compete for the 2018 Masters Review so join the hype and watch this annual grand golfing event.
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