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Par 7 in golf hole?

The Satsuki golf course in Sano, Japan. It's 964 yards long and is par 7. More info here Gunsan Country Club has a 1098 yards hole also par 7. More info here and picture below
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How often do people in the golf tournament crowds get seriously hurt or killed by errant golf shots?

Some internet sleuthing led me to this article from 2010 wherein the author has listed cases where being struck by a golf ball led to a fatality. The author's research has provided 8 instances of ...
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What is the point of keeping track of pars?

According to the USGA: "Par" is the score that a scratch golfer would be expected to make for a typical hole. Par means expert play under ordinary conditions, allowing two strokes on the putting ...
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Has a pro golfer ever worn a sports logo during a televised tournament?

In 2004, Ben Curtis was endorsed by Reebok to wear NFL apparel. His wearing of NFL apparel did not correlate with a "notable season" or "deep playoff run," but rather, the city he was playing in that ...
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Does hitting green on stroke 1 also count as fairway hit?

Statistics are not always based on the rules of the game, so any answer you get really depends on the interpretation of the individual keeping the statistic or the system used to measure the statistic....
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Golf Glove Rules

This is not permitted, under Rule 14-3. The rule states that a glove must "consist of a fitted covering of the hand with a separate sheath or opening for each digit (fingers and thumb)", and also ...
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What does this number mean in PGA Tournament scores?

The 1 means they have completed 1 hole. The 17 meant they had completed 17 holes. Once you finish, they show the total score for that round. This image illustrates it. The first number is the players ...
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Is there any official animal name to describe "five under par"?

The informal name for a 5-under that is not a hole-in-one is an "Ostrich". There is no official name for this score on a hole, because it has never been accomplished and it is unlikely we'll see it ...
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Knocking golf ball into hole

If I understand well this is the case of Rule 18-5. According to this rule the player must replace his ball back to its original position so on the green. (See related FAQ under Rule 19) The other ...
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Would a “switch hitting” golfer have an advantage in pga?

TL;DR - Yes, it would be an advantage, but likely a very small advantage. The biggest advantage of being able drive from both sides of the ball comes from shot shaping. I'm going to assume our ...
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Why do golfers always advise people to keep their arms straight, when this is impossible to do?

It's not "arms", but "arm". If you're a righty, then you keep your left elbow straight, from the start of the backswing through well past contact. Your left arm is keeping the ...
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Hole-in-one without touching the ground

You might find TV/press calling it a 'slam-dunk' or similar but there is no official description for it. In a parallel universe where that shot goes in but it lands on the green and rolls in I’d wager ...
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How many players have finished 8th or better in major championships during the same season?

Jordan Spieth 2015 Major Finish Masters 1 US Open 1 Open Championship T4 PGA Championship 2 Brooks Koepka 2019 Major Finish Masters T2 PGA Championship 1 US Open 2 Open Championship T4
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Knocking golf ball into hole

According to the PGA Rulebook Rule 18-5 Ball at rest struck by another ball If a ball in play and at rest is moved by another ball in motion after a stroke, the moved ball must be replaced.
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Why keep the left arm straight in golf but not in baseball batting?

One more good reason to keep your left arm straight on a golf shot: precision. In baseball, a long-term batting average of .300 is pretty darn good. That's slightly less than one in three at-bats ...
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Why do pro golfers fall back slightly after their putt?

Stepping back away from the line of a good putt is only one of several body habits common among golfers. In the case of backing away, I suspect it's derived from the professionals acknowledgement of ...
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How do players take turn hitting the ball in golf

According to the rules: 10-1 – Defines the order of play during match play: The player who tees off first at the first tee is the first player listed on the scorecard if the scorecard was ...
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What are some tips for green-reading?

Reading greens may or may not be your problem. It can be argued that putting is the single greatest way you can improve your golf scoring, but there are a great many variables in putting that make it ...
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Golf hole with multiple pars

In the case of your question, the par used will depend on the tee used. The par value of a hole is determined by it's length relative to the player. This means that men and women have different par ...
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What did Phil Mickelson say about the PGA?

The issue isn't so much what Mickelson said about the PGA (everybody knows it's a business), but how he is/was prepared to abandon any sense of ethics in order to make money. The damning comments came ...
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In golf, can you theoreticaly keep increasing the length of the driver club to get longer drives?

Albeit, you'll be less accurate, but that can be overcome with more practice, yeah? Apparently not. At least not to the extent that the extra distance makes up for it. From HIREKO Golf: However, ...
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When did the TOUR Championship stop finishing on a par-3?

The 18th hole became the 9th hole since the 2016 TOUR Championship to accommodate a stretch of holes that will be more dramatic, unpredictable, and exciting than its previous setup. “East Lake Golf ...
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In which tournament did Sergio Garcia spit into the hole?

Sergio Garcia Garcia literally spit into the pin cup after retrieving his ball at the 13th hole during the third round of the CA Championship. Source: ESPN
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Forward tees for men/women

It depends what format you're playing. If you're playing Stableford, strokes will be applied using the hole handicap for that player's gender. If you're playing Match Play, and the man and woman are ...
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How to choose your first set of golf clubs as a beginner?

In terms of minimum clubs for the. driving range, it's whatever you want to work at. I've taken One before, even after having golfed a couple decades. A single iron or wood is plenty to learn and ...
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How is par score used in any variants of Stableford competition?

In a stableford match, a par (after handicap adjustment) would give you 2 points. Therefore the par can be calculated as: (number-of-holes-played x 2) - current-points
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