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Golf is a sport that requires the use of clubs and a ball. The game invites players to use different types of clubs to hit the ball in a series of holes on a golf course in as few strokes as possible. The game doesn’t include a standard field, as encountering different terrain at multiple courses is part of the challenge. Today, a complete round of golf includes 18 holes, but there are recreational courses that contain just nine.
At every hole, you’ll come across the teeing ground, which is where every player must start their round. During the journey to the end of the hole, players may encounter different types of terrain, such as the fairway, the rough, bunkers, and hazards. At the end, there is a putting green with a hole that is 11 centimetres in diameter.
Today, players can enjoy golf via stroke play, which incorporates number of strokes per hole; or through match play, which awards points to players. In both instances, the winner is the player with the least strokes or points.
Several stories explain the origins of golf. The first one suggests that the Romans invented the game through Paganica, during which players struck a leather ball with a bent stick. Another story points to a Chinese game called Chuiwan, played by striking a small ball.
The modern game of golf started in 15th century Scotland. James the Second went on to ban the game, claiming that it distracted players from learning archery. James the Fourth lifted the ban because he was an avid golfer himself. This lift gave way to more citizens embracing the sport, with golfers playing on the original golf course at St Andrews—historically, the first proper golf course, dating to 1574. It wasn’t until 1764 when members of the St Andrews course modified it from 22 holes to 18.
The Company of Gentlemen Golfers established the oldest surviving rules of the game in 1744. Today, golf rules are an amalgamation of various rulebooks, including one from the United States Golf Association. The latest update took place in 2019 to simplify the rules of the game. Fairness is the underlying principle of golf, which you can find at the back of the rule book: “Play the ball as it lies, play the course as you find it, and if you cannot do either, do what is fair.”
Currently, four major tournaments exist: the Masters, the US Open, the Open Championship (previously the British Open), and the PGA Championship. The Masters is the only tournament played at the same golf course every year at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, U.S.
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