The Idiot’s guide to Golf:
Hello, my name is John Smith. I have been playing golf for 30 years and have now decided to start a blog about my favorite sport. For those of you who don’t know me, I am a PGA certified golf instructor and head professional at the local country club here in town. My main goal with this blog will be to share my passion with others, and hopefully give some much needed advice at the same time.
I was born in Houston, Texas and moved to Georgia when I was 3 years old. Growing up in Georgia is where I fell in love with the game of golf. While most kids my age were playing football or basketball, I was practicing my swing in our backyard. My dad was a 6 handicap golfer and caddy master at the local country club, so he spent a lot of time teaching me the fundamentals of the game from an early age. Since then golf has become my life. From high school all the way through college I competed on several different levels including junior state tournaments, collegiate events, and even some mini-tours here locally.
At age 25 I decided to take my knowledge of the game to a new level by becoming
I’m so glad you’ve decided to visit this site. That means you’re probably interested in golf which is great! Even if you’re not I hope it will encourage you to give it a try. This blog talks about everything golf and the history in between. I hope that you enjoy it and thanks for reading.
I’ve always been a fan of golf. My dad was a huge fan of the game and always looked forward to watching it with his friends on the weekends. He used to take me out to play when I was younger and I think that is what sparked my interest in it as well. My dad passed away when I was only 8 years old but golf has always been something that has helped me feel connected to him. When the Masters came around every year around my birthday he would always tell me that we should go play Augusta together someday (we never did).
Tiger Woods has his sights set on Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 major championships and appears well on his way. Woods has collected 14 majors thus far and, at age 33, seems like a good bet to dominate golf through at least the next five years.
But is it possible that Woods, who already has won more professional major championships than Nicklaus did at the same age, could end his career with fewer than 18 majors? Could he still be universally acknowledged as the greatest golfer ever?
You bet he could. And here’s why: Nicklaus didn’t just win 18 majors in an era of two-club winds and pitching wedges into greens. He also finished second 19 times. In other words, he was nearly a systematic loser in the biggest events.
In 1973, for instance, Nicklaus lost the Masters when Tom Weiskopf eagled the 16th hole on Sunday. In 1975, he lost the U.S. Open when Lou Graham birdied the last hole. In 1977, he lost the British Open in a three-way playoff after hitting his tee shot into a gorse bush on the 72nd hole (he somehow got up and down for par). In 1979, he lost the
The game of golf, unlike most sports, is one that’s played mainly by the players themselves. The rules of golf emphasize integrity and honesty, considering it an honor system to a large degree. Thus, if you’re not completely honest with yourself about your performance on the course, you’re cheating yourself out of enjoying the game as much as you could.
This means that when evaluating how well you play, you need to be honest with yourself about what each shot should have been and where it actually ended up, regardless of whether or not you think anyone else is watching. This applies both to shots hit in practice and during rounds.
A golfer who doesn’t make honest evaluations of his or her shots will find that they learn very little from their experiences. The ideal swing will always be just out of reach because they’ll never get any closer to it than they are at any given moment. In other words, they won’t improve at all.
When it comes to the PGA tour and professional golf, there is no bigger rivalry than that of Phil Mickelson vs. Tiger Woods. The two won the last two Masters’ tournaments and are often paired together on Sundays.
This past weekend at the AT&T National, Woods and Mickelson were paired together for the final round. They both shot a one-under 69, but by the end of the day, Woods had picked up his first professional victory in nearly two years when Mickelson three putted the 18th green and missed a birdie opportunity on 17.
The rivalry between these two has been going strong since they first joined the PGA tour. In fact, they were inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame together in 2009 as part of their class.
The rivalry has been so competitive because both players have always been in contention to win a tournament or major throughout their careers. As of this writing, Woods has 76 career PGA tour wins while Mickelson has 42, which ranks him sixth all-time on the money list behind legends like Sam Snead and Jack Nicklaus.
Golf is a game that has been played for many years and many famous people have taken a liking to this game. Some of these people include Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan. These people are some of the best golfers in the world and they make it seem like it is easy to play golf.
The game of golf has been around for centuries. It originated in Scotland where kings and other royalty would spend the day hitting a ball into a hole with sticks. These sticks are what we now call golf clubs. Golf was first played on grass but now it can be played on almost any surface including concrete, clay, sand or most commonly grass. Golf has its own set of rules and etiquette which must be followed at all times while playing the game. For example you cannot hit the ball out of bounds or into water without penalty strokes added to your score. There are many different types of strokes in golf such as long shots off the tee box, chip shots to get close to the hole and putts on the green which can be used when players are within 100 yards away from where their ball lies on any given hole.
The main objective in golf is to get your ball into each hole with as few strokes as possible. Each hole is
Most golfers have probably heard of a player called Tiger Woods. Tiger Woods is probably the best golfer in the world today, and he has achieved that status by being dedicated to golf from a very early age. He was taught to play by his father, Earl Woods, and the two were very close.
Tiger Woods started playing competitive golf at the age of five and won his first amateur tournament when he was only eight years old. He went on to win more than 100 amateur tournaments before turning professional at the age of 20. Since then he has won over 40 major tournaments, including 14 major tournament victories. He holds many records in golf, including most major tournament wins, most PGA Tour wins in a year and highest earnings in a year.
His father died of cancer in 2006, but Tiger Woods still plays with some of the same passion that his father instilled in him as a child. In 2009 he won six tournaments on the PGA Tour and became the number one ranked player again for the first time since 2005.
He has also been a very successful businessman off the course, starting his own company called ETW Corporation (formerly known as Tigertown Productions). He has invested in several companies including Gatorade, Buick and Nike. His