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    How to Adjust a Golf Handicap for Different Tees

    How to Adjust a Golf Handicap for Different Tees

    Normally, applying your handicap to a specific golf match is a straightforward, two-step process: look up your course handicap, then do the math. When opponents are playing from different tees, however, the calculations require some extra steps. But don’t let that scare ...

    Advantages & Disadvantages of Living on a Golf Course

    Advantages & Disadvantages of Living on a Golf Course

    For some homeowners, the serenity of living on a golf course may be interrupted by the sound of a golf ball crashing through a window. Possible damage from errant tee shots is one of the biggest disadvantages of living on a golf course, but there are also some advantages.

    What Are the Advantages of a Driving Range?

    What Are the Advantages of a Driving Range?

    Driving ranges offer golfers a place to practice golf without the investment in time required by a full round. Playing 18 holes on a golf course usually takes a minimum of about four hours – and often longer. However, it is possible to effectively practice on a driving ...

    Advice on What Iron or Wood Golf Club to Use

    Advice on What Iron or Wood Golf Club to Use

    A golfer may carry up to 14 clubs in his golf bag under the official Rules of Golf. There's no rule he has to carry that many, though, and within the 14-club limit there are many variations in the types of clubs he can carry. Some golfers prefer to carry three or more wedges, ...

    Does an Amateur Get Paid If They Win a Golf Tournament?

    Does an Amateur Get Paid If They Win a Golf Tournament?

    Competing in a professional golf tournament -- possibly against stars such as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson -- could be an incredible thrill for some amateur golfers. Actually winning the tournament would be even more spectacular, and would result in a nice trophy -- but no ...

    How to Apply Your Golf Handicap to Your Score

    How to Apply Your Golf Handicap to Your Score

    The United States Golf Association (USGA) Handicap System is designed to permit golfers of varying skill levels to compete against each other. In order for a golfer to obtain a handicap index, he or she must join an approved club or local golf association that is a member of the ...

    Architecture & Design of Golf Courses

    Architecture & Design of Golf Courses

    Golf-course design and architecture is a fascinating topic that has been the subject of many worthy books. Notable golf course designers have ranged from skilled professional players such as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer to bankers and businessmen who turned their passion for ...

    The Argument of Why Women Should Be Able to Play in the PGA

    The Argument of Why Women Should Be Able to Play in the PGA

    In 2003, two women golfers played in PGA Tour events. Annika Sorenstam played in the Colonial while Suzy Whaley teed it up with the men at the Greater Hartford Open. Michelle Wie played in her first PGA tournament, the Sony Open in Hawaii, in 2004. A few golfers, most notably ...

    What If I Attest to an Incorrect Scorecard in Golf?

    What If I Attest to an Incorrect Scorecard in Golf?

    Under the United States Golf Association’s Rules of Golf, a person other than the player, known as a “marker,” is typically responsible for keeping a player’s score during a competition. At the end of the day, however, the player is responsible for ...

    The Average Cost for a Round of Golf

    The Average Cost for a Round of Golf

    According to a Golf Channel survey, about 30,000 rounds of golf are played at a typical American golf course each year. The price each golfer pays for a round depends on tee time, day of the week, the course’s age and whether it is a public or private course.

    Average Fairway Width of the PGA Tour

    Average Fairway Width of the PGA Tour

    Golf courses must typically undergo some changes when they play host to PGA Tour events. One of the key changes the tour suggests is the narrowing of a course’s fairways. By offering a course with more rough and less fairway space, the typical tour venue provides a ...

    What Is the Average Golf Handicap in America?

    What Is the Average Golf Handicap in America?

    Handicaps are numbers that indicate roughly how close to par a player is expected to shoot in a given round. The generally accepted method of calculating handicaps is through a method devised and implemented by the United States Golf Association, which takes into account the ...

    The Average Salary of Men Pro Golfers

    The Average Salary of Men Pro Golfers

    A golf professional's earnings cover a very wide spectrum, based on the golfer’s ability, whether he plays on a pro tour and whether he endorses any products. Even at the top level, a golf pro’s earnings aren’t necessarily stable or long-lived. If a PGA Tour ...

    What Are the Average Yards Per Club for a Pro Golfer?

    What Are the Average Yards Per Club for a Pro Golfer?

    PGA Tour golfers are, not surprisingly, capable of hitting the ball farther than average players -- not only off the tee but also with each club in the bag. A pro player is also careful to note how far he can hit each club, so he knows which iron, wood or hybrid to pull from the ...

    Backyard Golf Courses

    Backyard Golf Courses

    Even the tiniest backyard has room for a putting green, even if it's no more than 36-inches wide. You don't have to own acres of land, although that helps if you'd like to install a full-size par 3. Use your backyard to practice hitting out of trouble and sharpening your ...

    What Are Bad Scores for a Par-3 Golf Course?

    What Are Bad Scores for a Par-3 Golf Course?

    A standard 18-hole golf course typically features a par of 70 to 72, or about four strokes per hole. A par-3 course contains nine or 18 holes, most or all of which play to a par of 3. These novelty courses will never play host to an actual PGA Tour event -- although there is a ...

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