The Rules of Golf have two guiding principles: play the ball as it lays and play the course as you find it. In its most basic form, golf entails hitting the ball with a golf club from the teeing area to the hole and not touching it in any other way. Dealing with whatever position your ball comes to rest in – whether good or terrible – is a fundamental challenge of the sport. While there are some important exceptions (obstacles and other anomalous course circumstances, for example), the essential character of golf requires that these remain exceptions rather than the norm.
Golf courses, unlike sports with the conventional court, field, or pool dimensions, exist in various sizes and styles. The oldest course, the Old Course in St. Andrews, was originally 22 holes but was eventually reduced to 18. The majority of golf courses nowadays are 18 holes, although there are numerous 9-hole courses and ones with odd numbers like 6 or 12. In deserts, near oceans, and forests, golf courses can be found. It may be played on a variety of grasses and in a variety of temperatures. The size of the hole, which is 4 14 inches in diameter, is the one thing about a golf course that is consistently consistent.
Each hole begins with the golfer teeing off and finishes when the ball is hit into the hole (or in another way as allowed by the Rules). The length of the holes varies, although they are usually a par 3, 4, or 5.
The Ball of Golf
Under the regulations of golf, a variety of brands, colors, and constructions of golf balls are permitted to be used. However, the golf ball must weigh no more than 1.620 oz. Avoirdupois and have a diameter of no less than 1.680" according to the USGA.
In North America and many other parts of the world, golf courses are measured in yards. Many courses are measured in meters in other countries.
Each hole starts on the "tee," marked by two markers, with the golfer teeing off between them and no more than two club-lengths behind them.
Clubs come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Many players use their driver to start the hole, and they frequently use their putter on or around the putting green. In addition, there are several kinds of wood, irons, and wedges in between, all of which are designed to move the ball a different distance.