Golf is...


Golf is…

choose from the list below depending on your most recent performance and complete the sentence…

great fun/frustrating as hell/calming/relaxing/highly competitive/exhilarating/inconsistent/

erratic/lousy/steady/strong/consistent/within expectation/entertaining/unpredictable or choose your own...

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A brief definition of golf and its basic principles taken from Golf Australia’s website state: "Golf is a game in which a ball is struck with a club from a prepared area, known as the 'teeing ground', across fairway and rough to a second prepared area, which has a hole in it, known as the "putting green". The object of the game is to complete what is known as a hole by playing a ball from the teeing ground into the hole on the putting green in the fewest possible number of strokes. A 'round of golf' consists of playing 18 such holes."


There are three important principles to remember when playing golf:

  • Play the course as you find it.

  • Play the ball as it lies.

  • If you can't do either, do what's fair

It sounds so simple and when you think that the ball is just lying there, immobile, waiting to be hit by any one of the 14 clubs specifically designed for that purpose. What could possibly go wrong? Oh! That’s right, there is a human being at the other end of the club.


I was at the Rubbish Tip Shop the other day looking for a three iron to add to my bag as a stop gap and until I’m comfortable with the hybrid. There were hundreds of clubs and a fair few sets and bags for sale. A passer-by (clearly not a golfer) commented, suggesting a lot of players had recently given up the game. It was an amusing thought but I knew it wasn’t that...they had dumped their old clubs for the latest technology.


An important note to those who’ve upgraded… the clubs will look and feel great but they may not immediately improve your game. You will have to work on the essential elements of the successful golf stroke to get the most out of your new equipment.


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