Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.
Golfis a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible. Golf, unlike most ball games, cannot and does not use a standardized playing area, and coping with the varied terrains encountered on different courses is a key part of the game. Proficiency in teaching golf instruction requires not only technical and physical ability but also knowledge of the rules and etiquette of the game.
Once the ball comes to rest, the golfer strikes it again as many times as necessary using shots that are variously known as a lay-up , an approach , a pitch , or a chip , until the ball reaches the green, where the golfer then putts the ball into the hole (commonly called sinking the putt or holing out ).
Whats golf stand for?
The variations of the word golf were probably due to the lack of standardized ways to spell things when golf was invented. Unfortunately, the myth that GOLF stands for Gentleman’s Only, Ladies Forbidden persists, and with the rise of social media, men who think it is funny still keep it alive. Andrews Links (Scotland), Royal Birkdale Golf Club (England), and Pebble Beach Golf Links (United States). My wife, a Scot and a Scottish historian, pooh-poohed this explanation, since Mary Queen of Scots was known to play golf.
Many, probably most, people who think or have heard that the word is an acronym have heard that it stands for gentlemen only, ladies forbidden.