The Grandest Golf Competition Of All Time
Golf enthusiasts around the world have been waiting for the 2018 Masters. Competitive golf has been widely known for the excitement it gives to everyone.
The first part of this competition is for the golfers to prepare for the game. In this part, the golfers are given guidelines to make sure they are in the right 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.
Golf is a game where the golfers face a tough challenge of finding the right gear that could let them score. In golf, there is no standard area of playing which makes it different from all the other sports. The design of each golf course differs from the other and the space is not the same as well. So long as the course contains 9 to 18 holes, it is all set for golfing. However, like any other game, there are certain rules and golfing regulations that players are to follow.
One important factor to note in a game is the number of strokes the golfer makes. Although, each golfer has his own strokes in 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 goal is still used in golfing these days and the only difference is that golfers use clubs instead of just kicking the ball.
As times change, more and more types of golfing is made. These include the following:
Stroke play or the medal play
This type of golfing is the most common one as it is used in most tournaments. This type of competition requires the golfers to complete all 18 holes and the one with the least number of strokes wins.
The match play
Match plays is where two teams of golfers compete in scoring the most holes from each other. Match plays are mostly used in golf clubs with many club members and since this type of competition is played by teams, the rules and regulations must be strictly followed by each golfers.
Scramble is where the player hits the balls in the hole and it will be decided which shot he made was the best. After such, each of the player repeats the act until the competition is over. This type is considered to be the easiest one and this is why it is mostly used by golf enthusiasts.
In a skin competition, the players compete for a certain prize known as the ‘skin’ in each hole.
The bag of money is called the ‘skin’ because the bag is literally made of skin.
This competition also known as the ‘last man standing’ is also very popular because of its exciting mechanics; the players in this game are first required to provide a number of strokes which they are only allowed to use within the game and during the actual game, they are only allowed to use the number of strokes they provided.