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 Golf - Encyclopedia Jr, free information reference for Kids
For example, a skilled golfer expects to reach the green on a par four hole in two strokes, one from the tee (his "drive"), another to the green (his "approach"), and then roll the ball into the hole with two putts.
Many major championships are contested on courses playing to a par of 70 or 71, and it's not rare to find a worthy test (especially in the British Isles) playing to a par of 69 or lower.
The most widely known tour is the PGA TOUR (officially rendered in all caps), which attracts the best golfers from all the other men's tours.
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  Golf - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Therefore, a skilled golfer must assess the quality of his or her shots in a particular situation in order to judge whether the possible benefits of aggressive play are worth the risks.
For a right-handed golfer, it consists of a backswing to the right, a downswing to the left (in which the ball is hit), and a follow through.
The major changes in equipment since the 19th century have been better mowers, especially for the greens, better golf ball designs, using rubber and man-made materials since about 1900, and the introduction of the metal shaft beginning in the 1930s.
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 Golf - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Special rules determine how a golfer may proceed when his or her ball is very close to certain man-made objects on the course (obstructions) or resting upon ground in abnormal condition.
Relatively few golfers play left-handed (i.e., swing back to the left and forward to the right), with even players who are strongly left-handed in their daily life preferring the right-handed golf swing.
Woods also came closest to winning all four current majors in one season (known as a Grand Slam) when he won them consecutively across two seasons: the 2000 U.S. Open, Open Championship, and PGA Championship; and the 2001 Masters.
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 wikien.info: golf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
For example, a skilled golfer expects to reach the green on a par four hole in two strokes, one from the tee (his "drive"), another to the green (his "approach"), and then roll the ball into the hole with two putts.
The most widely known tour is the PGA TOUR (officially rendered in all caps), which attracts the best golfers from all the other men's tours.
Prior to the advent of the PGA Championship and The Masters, the four Majors were the U.S. Open, the U.S. Amateur, the Open Championship, and the British Amateur.
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 | Golf-Golfers.com
For example, a skilled golfer expects to reach the green on a par-four hole in two strokes, one from the tee (the "drive") and another, second, stroke to the green (the "approach") and then roll the ball into the hole with two putts.
Most often a penalty stroke is assessed because a player has hit into a situation from which they cannot or choose not to play the ball as it lies, or because they have lost their ball and must play a substitute.
The percentage of golfers in the U.S. who play left-handed is estimated to be anywhere from 4 percent to 7 percent in the U.S. Even some players who are strongly left-handed in their daily lives prefer the right-handed golf swing.
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 Major drought - Golf - Sport - smh.com.au
Time to stand and deliver: World No.4 Adam Scott has a tough task trying to win his first major title in 25 attempts when he tackles the US Open from Thursday at the brutal Oakmont Country Club.
Phil looks at the progression of his boy through the majors - he's made the past 11 cuts - and likes to think he knows where all this is leading.
It will be the winning of a major, which even Phil Scott admits is the be-all and end-all.
www.smh.com.au /news/golf/major-drought/2007/06/09/1181089386985.html   (1558 words)

  
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Many major championships are contested on courses playing to a par of 70 or 71, and it's not rare to find a worthy test (especially in the British Isles) playing to a par of 69 or lower.
For example, Swiss handicap rules include the difficulty of the course the golfer is player on by taking into consideration factors such as the number of bunkers, the length of the course, the difficulty and slopes of the greens, the width of the fairways, and so on.
Most regions of the U.S. feature public courses which strive to be affordable for the average golfer.
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 Golfers with most wins in men's major championships - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The four majors are the most prestigious events in professional golf, and the number of wins that a player accumulates in them greatly influences his stature in the sport.
Before the establishment of the Masters and PGA Championship as majors, the British Amateur and the U.S. Amateur were regarded as majors [1] [2].
Additionally, he won 1 British Amateur title when that title was considered a major [4], and 3 British Open professional titles (indicated by the parenthetical "3") making his total number of majors 13 [5] [6] [7] [8] [9].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_golfers_with_most_major_title_wins   (737 words)

  
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In fact, most regions of the United States feature public courses which strive to be affordable for the average golfer.
Tiger Woods, who may be the only golfer likely to challenge Nicklaus's record, has won ten professional majors (13 total if his three U.S. Amateurs are included), all before the age of thirty.
Woods also came closest to winning all four current majors in one season (known as a Grand Slam completed first by Bobby Jones) when he won them consecutively across two seasons: the 2000 U.S. Open, Open Championship, and PGA Championship; and the 2001 Masters.
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 globeandmail.com: Print Edition
Even by the raucous standards of professional sports championship celebrations, the merrymaking of the Colorado Rockies after winning the National League Championship Series was something to behold.Expensive champagne and cheap beer were sprayed everywhere in the dressing room, seemingly gallons of it, as alcohol-drenched millionaire athletes jumped up and down like schoolchildren at recess.
His inquisitive mind and ability to engage people made him an appealing conversationalist, but it was his integrity and deep sense of right and wrong that made him lasting friends on both ends of the corporate ladder.
One of the Montreal Canadiens' most gruelling battles will be waged off-ice and in front of a provincial arbitrator.George Gillett, the owner of the NHL club and the Bell Centre, is challenging the city's tax assessment for the downtown hockey building.
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 Tom Watson (golfer) Summary
In the 1970s and 1980s he was one of the leading players in the world, winning eight major championships and heading the PGA Tour money list five times.
A lifelong golfer (first gaining local renown while on his high school team at The Pembroke-Country Day School in Kansas City), Watson began his golf career in 1971, the same year he graduated from Stanford University, where he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity, with a degree in psychology.
Watson's stellar play on the PGA Tour faded in the late 1980s when he began to have major problems with putting, but he had a revival in the late 1990s and the last of his 39 wins on the PGA Tour came at the 1998 MasterCard Colonial when he was forty eight years old.
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 South African Golfers - South Africa Golf
With South African golfers such as Gary Player, Retief Goosen, Ernie Els and international Tiger Woods (who'll be playing on the Fancourt Links, host to the Presidents Cup 2003), playing South Africa's golf courses, South Africa has fast become the most successful golfing nation per capita on the professional circuit.
Probably the most famous golf course in South Africa is the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City, home to the Million Dollar Nedbank Golf Challenge.
Most South African-based golf experts, to their credit, knew that Retief Goosen was a big thing waiting to happen before he proved them right in 2001.
www.golf-safari.com /sa_golfers/default.asp   (556 words)

  
 Article: “Mamma Mia”, These Swedes Can Play - Golfer's Guide ®
After winning the Match Play behind those dark shades, and with Nick Faldo’s old caddy, Fanny Sunneson, carrying his bag, he was supposed to be the very best of the bunch, but has only had one other Top 10 in the US.
An economics major at the Swedish Golf School with 4 European Tour wins, he has an American wife, a home in New Jersey, represents the very-high-end Sebonak Golf Club and actually looks more like an up-and-coming deal-maker than a struggling to break-through tour pro.
They don’t have the mass appeal of the Ausies or the major championships of the South Africans, but they’re an interesting breed, and they’ve won nearly $8-million dollars of “Money, Money, Money” this year and five of the eight have pretty much locked up their cards for next year.
www.golfersguide.com /editorial.php?editorial_id=2083   (889 words)

  
 Majors Index - Golf Rank Index
The GRI Majors Index is determined by compiling the total GRI ranking points earned by a player in the four majors in a calendar year.
Woods two wins (Masters and British) are worth 400 GRI ranking points each, and when added to the 240 points earned for his 2nd place finish at the U.S. Open and the 150 points for his PGA Championship T4 finish, he amassed 1190 points for the season.
Woods stellar major season was highlighted by the fact that he was the only player to finish in the top-5 in all four majors.
www.golfrankindex.com /ar2005majorsindex.htm   (1008 words)

  
 Minor focus a major problem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Golf’s four majors the Masters, the U.S. Open, the upcoming British Open and the PGA Championship, are called majors for a reason.
The trend of golfers increasing their focus on majors is radical.
Woods could win the next two majors this year, and no mention would be paid to the laxness of his schedule.
www.collegiatetimes.com /news/4/ARTICLE/7191/2006-07-19.html   (764 words)

  
 ESPN - Harig: Do majors mean less to top women golfers? - Golf
There is no doubt Sorenstam craves majors, but the fact that the game's No. 1 player at the time didn't even know which player she was chasing speaks volumes about where majors rank in the women's game.
Annika Sorenstam, who owns 10 career major wins, is looking to win her second British Open.
The du Maurier Classic was a major from 1979 to 2000 and was replaced by the Women's British Open in 2001.
sports.espn.go.com /golf/columns/story?columnist=harig_bob&id=2918786   (1013 words)

  
 Golf Training Aids, Equipment & Articles: Clubhousecoach.com - Golf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Par is the maximum number of strokes that a skilled golfer should require to complete the hole.
A skilled golfer expects to reach the green in two strokes under par (in regulation) and then use two putts to get the ball into the hole.
For example, a skilled golfer expects to reach the green on a par four hole in two strokes, one from the tee (her "drive"), another to the green (her "approach"), and then roll the ball into the hole with two putts.
clubhousecoach.com /golf.html   (7725 words)

  
 ESPN - Sirak: Women's Open highlighted by intriguing questions - Golf
Her dilemma is compounded by the fact that on Oct. 11 she turns 18, and other 18-year-olds are winning on tour, even winning majors.
This year is off to a start representative of the new era the LPGA is entering, with Pressel and Pettersen each getting her first major title.
The final major of the year -- the Ricoh Women's British Open -- is fully demonstrative of that new era by taking a women's major to the Old Course at St. Andrews for the first time.
sports.espn.go.com /golf/columns/story?columnist=sirak_ron&id=2916511   (1208 words)

  
 European players are set for a big revival in the majors, Langer is convinced
The Fijian has reached a remarkable level of consistency in recent months, taking over the world No. 1 spot from Tiger Woods and even winning when he shoots a closing 76, as he did for his third major title at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits last August.
Meanwhile, Ernie Els has just got back to winning ways after near-misses in all four majors this season and will not be content until he is wearing a green jacket.
Donald is the one who has made greatest strides recently, returning to Europe last summer to chase a Ryder Cup debut, winning twice to achieve it (thanks to Langer's wild card) and then combining with Garcia to form a formidable foursomes duo.
www.pga.com /news/tours/european/majors011705.cfm   (713 words)

  
 Vijay Singh. Golf Pro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Vijay Singh is a golfer on the PGA TOUR who has won three Major tournaments (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998 and 2004) and was the leading money winner in 2003 and 2004.
This was his first win on tour in 2004 and his 16th all-time on the PGA TOUR.
His final round of 76 was the highest winning score by a major champion since 1955.
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 Golf - CBSSports.com
Woods rallied to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf for a record seventh consecutive time, closing with a bogey-free 6-under 66 on Wednesday to beat Jim Furyk by two strokes.
The 12-time major winner chipped away at the lead until he holed a 25-foot chip on No. 9 to tie Furyk for the lead at 6 under.
Weir and Furyk were selected as alternates based on their performances in the four majors.
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The McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola was her seventh major championship victory.
Her win at the Mizuno Classic was her fourth-straight victory at the event, making her the second LPGA player to win the same LPGA event four consecutive years (joined Laura Davies, who won the Standard Register PING from 1994-97).
In addition to winning seven collegiate titles during her career at the University of Arizona, she was the 1991 NCAA Co-Player of the Year (with Kelly Robbins), 1991 NCAA champion and runner-up the following year, 1992 PAC-10 champion and a 1991-92 NCAA All-American.
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 directopedia : Directory : Sports : Golf
The course consists of a series of "holes." The "hole" means both the hole in the ground into which the ball is played, as well as the total distance from the tee (a pre-determinied area from where a ball is first hit) to the green (the area surrounding the actual hole in the ground).
The rules of golf [1] are internationally standardised and are jointly governed by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (RandA), which was founded 1754 and the United States Golf Association (USGA).
Chips are made with a less lofted club than the "pitch" shot or "lob" shot in order to produce the desired flatter trajectory.
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 Golfers as athletes: changing perspectives
Athletes who win medals or are involved in team sports success are usually at the top of the list...
I would hope that for a golfer to be considered he/she would have to finish at or near the top of the money list and/or win several prestigious tournaments.
In other years a golfer might not have to win a major to win the award.
www.scoregolf.com /blog/bob-weeks/2006/December/golfers-as-athletes-changing-perspectives.cfm   (1726 words)

  
 The Masters: European golfers looking to end major drought : Pro-Sports : Albuquerque Tribune
Since Olazabal won his second Masters title in 1999, though, the only jackets the Europeans brought home from Augusta National were the ones they bought in the pro shop.
"Knowing somebody who has won a major, somebody you played practice rounds with, that you have a game with every couple of weeks, if they go on and win a major, that makes it in your head so much easier to do it," the Irishman added.
Though dominating in the Ryder Cup is different than winning a major, the lessons from one might eventually carry over to the other.
www.abqtrib.com /news/2007/apr/04/masters-european-golfers-looking-end-major-drought   (1229 words)

  
 Los Altos Golf Company » 2007 » January
Hetherington, without a win in the US since taking out the Rochester LPGA event in 2003, has fallen to 62 in the world but believes she is ready to turn the corner after switching coaches midway through last year.
The wealthiest and most recognised sportsman in the world said that the former England skipper knows what he is doing in moving from Spanish powerhouses Real Madrid to the footballing backwaters of the LA Galaxy.
Her resume features more than 35 wins worldwide, including seven in majors, and, at the age of 32 she shows no signs of slowing down, having recently completed one of the best years of her career.
www.losaltosgolf.com /2007/01   (2578 words)

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