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Questions tagged [golf]

Questions about the sport of golf.

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What are some tips for green-reading?

I've played golf a few times this season and had a handful of putts for birdie 10 feet and under. Although I was happy with all but one of my putts, each putt missed low. For another putt (about 25 ...
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When did the TOUR Championship stop finishing on a par-3?

The 18th hole of the TOUR championship used to be a par-3, but I found out that is no longer the case since it is now the 9th hole. When did this change take place and why?
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Has a golf hole ever gone an entire round in a full-field event without any score worse than par?

I noticed when watching the 2018 PGA Championship that the short par 3 3rd hole had 20 birdies and 25 pars so far during the day's play. And that got me to wondering... has a field ever gone perfect ...
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How to choose a golf club for beginners with at least cost?

I'm just begin interested in golf, so i'm intend buy one golf club but I don't have the experience to choose. What are my options?
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Golf GPS coordinates of the holes and tee box

Is there any database containing the PGA tournaments holes and tee box coordinates (or latitude/longitude)? Thanks in advance
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Can a golfer play across multiple fairways from a tee to the hole? [duplicate]

My local golf club allows you to tee off from the first tee and not to follow the fairway but to hit the ball across other greens and fairways. Is this legal?
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In which tournament did Sergio Garcia spit into the hole?

I remember one time Sergio Garcia spat into the hole after retrieving the ball out of the hole. Can anybody identify which tournament this took place at? I don't remember if this was before or after ...
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Forward tees for men/women

When men and women are both playing forward tee box and using handicap strokes do you use the one below it which says (women’s) difficulty on the card for both men and women, since that is the actual ...
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Has a pro golfer ever worn a sports logo during a televised tournament?

Golfers on the pro tour will wear logos on their hats and clothes which undoubtedly yield them revenue in endorsement money. Has a golfer ever worn a college or pro sports logo on tour? Specifically ...
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How do players take turn hitting the ball in golf

Players set off to play in groups everyday. At each hole the partners in a groups tee off and then continue to hit their ball until they make it to the hole. At each hole, which player tees of first? ...
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Is there any industry using NRTK technology for measuring distance to the hole?

We're investigating a new idea: 'Distance measuring instrument for golf using network real-time kinematic (NRTK) for high-accuracy'. Does anyone knows if there is any industry using this technology ...
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Does hitting green on stroke 1 also count as fairway hit?

When or if I hit the green on par 4 on my first stroke, does that count as fairway hit aswell or do I simply just remove that hole from my stat card (regarding fairwayhits)?
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How to choose your first set of golf clubs as a beginner?

I have been looking everywhere for used sets and beginner kits, particularly for splashing on a sport I don't know really how to play yet! I will probably be chastised for being so cheap but I am ...
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How is par score used in any variants of Stableford competition?

I have seen some golf scoring systems that show the players' score in relation to par during Stableford competitions. How is this calculated? The point of Stableford is to not worry about the number ...
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Is there another way of keeping score for our Golf group?

I play with the same people five days a week in a private Golf club. We play two better balls of a foursome, one in a threesome, paying Front, Back & Overall. The same few people get most of the ...
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Why are golfers allowed to participate in both the Senior's and regular PGA tournaments?

I would assume that once a golfer reaches a certain age he automatically qualifies for the Senior's Tour. Yet I've seen Tom Watson participate in both. By doing that he's taking the place of someone ...
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How often do people in the golf tournament crowds get seriously hurt or killed by errant golf shots?

You couple the guys who can hit the ball the hardest... and the greatest gatherings of people to within just feet of the fairways and greens, it would seem that crowd members would regularly be hit. ...
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Why do pro golfers fall back slightly after their putt?

Just about every time I watch a pro golfer make a putt within about 10 feet, I see them fall back a step after the ball is just about in the hole. Why is this? My theory is they are trying to keep ...
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Ball trapped without entering the hole

What rule should I apply in a situation like this. I know i very uncommon, but I should not touch the ball. Could be the plastic be considered a mobile obstruction? The ball is clearly inside the hole....
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Would a “driving hybrid” be an adequate replacement to a fairway wood?

I've finally taken the time to upgrade my golf clubs. I ordered a matching 9.5° RBZ driver with a 19° 3-hybrid with stiff shafts. I already have a 3-iron (and 4-PW) and three wedges (50°, 54°, and 58°)...
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Knocking golf ball into hole

Say you have hit your ball into a good position a couple of yards away from the hole. Your playing partner takes their shot and their ball knocks yours into the hole. What would happen in this ...
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Why keep the left arm straight in golf but not in baseball batting?

A common advice in golf is to keep your left arm straight. (The terminology used here is for right hand players.) For some players it is possible to compromise slightly with this advice and still hit ...
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Par 7 in golf hole?

I know that there are many par 6 holes in golf courses and is Par 6 the highest for a hole? Does any golf course have par 7 hole in the world?
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Golf Glove Rules

Is it legal to wear a golf glove that has some of the "fingers" missing (cut off)? The idea for doing this comes from reading Hogan's book "Five Lessons". Hogan talks about the muscles that are ...
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Does “Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green” objectify tee-to-green performance?

In short, "Strokes Gained" is a value of a golfer's performance compared to the average performance of other golfers. In 2011, the PGA Tour announced Strokes Gained: Putting. For example, the ...
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What is the point of keeping track of pars?

In a golf tournament the winner is the player who completes the tournament while taking the fewest strokes. It doesn't matter whether he shoots a five under or a five over, as long as he has taken ...
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benefits of a blade vs. mallet putter

What are the main differences between a blade vs. mallet putters?
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How can I choose a type of golf ball to play with?

Personally, I order Titleist Pro V1s and V1xs from eBay. They are great golf balls, in my opinion, without the cost of buying them out-of-the-box (MSRP: $62 USD). I'm not an expert golfer, but I have ...
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In golf, does the club shaft increase clubhead speed through shaft flex?

In golf, does the club shaft increase clubhead speed through shaft flex (shaft kick)? On the downswing, the shaft has a tendency to flex from backwards to forwards. While the shaft is in the process ...
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In golf, what is the relationship of shaft flex with accuracy?

In golf, what is the relationship of shaft flex with accuracy, with NO regard to distance? Most sources seem to talk about shaft flex as being a balancing act with distance. I am trying to separate ...
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Is there any official animal name to describe “five under par”?

I know -4 is condor and -5 is very rare, is there any animal name to describe -5 if it really happened?
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is ball movement count if the golf is affected by wild animals?

For instance, if a squirrel picks away the golf, is it count for movement or just remain the original position?
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Can a FedEx Cup playoff be extended to a Monday? [closed]

Is it certain that the FedEx Cup is finished on the same day as the final round (Sunday) or could it be played the following day (eg, a playoff on Monday)? Note: The rule change noted in comments ...
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Can i take a preferred lie on the wrong fairway?

My ball went on the wrong fairway. I intended to take a preferred lie but my playing partner said that I would be penalised a shot as I was not allowed preferred lie on the wrong fairway.
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Wind delay at the British Open

Currently, the British Open is in the midst of a Wind Delay. Why is wind a reason enough to cause a delay at any golf course? Wind is not a dangerous condition like lightning. Heavy rain, I could ...
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How does handicapping work in “social” games of golf?

In a professional tournament, of course, there is no handicapping; the best (lowest) score wins. But among amateurs playing "socially," a comparison of handicaps sometimes comes into play. Suppose ...
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What is the name and origin of this golf format?

All players of a foursome tee-off. All four players hit their second shot from the location of the best drive. The group continues playing from the location of whoever has the best shot. However, at ...
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Does anyone else modify their golf grip on a per shot basis?

I've found myself modifying my thumb position of my left hand (I swing right) to achieve a fade or a draw. I think this technically creates a slightly stronger / weaker grip. If I put my thumb on the ...
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Why are those 3 holes at the Masters golf tournament called “Amen Corner”?

Is it true that the 3 holes that comprise "Amen Corner" at the Masters golf tournament are so named because it's the most difficult stretch of the golf course and players have to pray to survive it?
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What are golf cups made of?

I have two young nieces who like to play with the putting green equipment in their back yard. I want to make sure that they're not handling anything nasty, and in particular I want to ensure that the ...
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How many rounds of golf does the average golfer play?

I'm looking for statistics that give me a sense of how many rounds of golf the average golfer plays, but am unable to find this so I'm wondering if any golfers here can anecdotally give me a sense of ...
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Handicap is tee-based or just man/woman?

I am ultra-beginner to golf and trying to develop a mobile application around it. I am trying get along with golf game and scoring rules, I have few doubts so posting away my first of series of ...
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What are the benefits of a golf club fitting?

I am looking for a set of new golf clubs and get them fitted to me. I am looking at the TaylorMade Burner Plus iron set, with a steel, stiff-flexed shaft (my driver swing speed averages 115 mph and ...
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What are the rules around a tap-in in golf?

I notice golf players often miss a long putt by a small amount so that there's only a few inches remaining. In this situation they perform what I believe is called a "tap-in" and are allowed to take ...
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“Lower score than you actually shot will disqualify you” in Golf? What does this mean?

This answer here mentions this rule: "Lower score than you actually shot will disqualify you". I have friends who boost by their 20, 30 and 40 handicaps but their performance with me is far ...
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How does a golfer's follow through affect a golf ball's flight?

Tiger Woods has promoted swinging with a high follow-through and a "fuller finish" to hit a high shot. Here's a video example of Woods hitting a full shot from the fairway. Also, he abbreviates his ...
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Eyes in the contact point during follow-through?

This video (8min53s) mentions that eyes are always at the contact point even during the follow-through, I understand this so that the video generalises the observation to all ball games. I instructed ...
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Hand pain in the first lumbrical muscle due to golf, why? [closed]

Let's investigate the pain in the first lumbrical due to repetitive golf swings with backswing where the support hand experience the pain. It can be repetitive injury, too weak muscles or poor ...
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Golf: spin direction resulting from striking out of the toe

If a golf club strikes the ball out of the centre of the club face with the club path on the target line through impact, and the face square to target, the ball will move towards the target with no ...
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Does “made cut, did not finish” also count as a “missed cut?”

At the 2014 Farmers Insurance Open, Tiger Woods finished with a result of "MDF" or "made cut, did not finish." This is the first time in his career he has had a MDF. A missed cut (MC) is the result ...