In many countries there were the games like golf. For example, in Holland was very popular kolven (game on ice), the Romans had similar to the golf game Paganica, that could move to Britain in 400 AD. The Chinese believe that the ancestor of modern golf was an ancient game of “Gui Wang, which was widespread in China in the III-II century BC. Other versions have the French and Belgians.
[sc name="article-ad"]Nevertheless, home of classic golf is considered a small Scottish town of St. Andrews, named for the town’s patron, Saint Andrew, whose tomb is in a dilapidated cathedral, built some six centuries ago. Incidentally, on one of the stained glass windows of this old cathedral you can see the image of a man with a stick in his hand.
Golf is an amazing game, it fascinates and captures from the first steps on a green field, with the first strike of the ball. What makes golf so popular? Why has it won millions of fans around the world?
First, the fact that one player can play it alone, though it is more interesting to play at least with one partner. To find a partner for you is not difficult, because golfers can play with a different level of playing.
Also, you do not need a judge. Each player before going out on a golf course, receive a special card. Here he writes all the results.
Golf is a wonderful kind of leisure. But it does not require a huge physical exertion, although you have to spend some power. Each season Golf Club attracts thousands of golfers.
The game allows you to create an incredible atmosphere. It relaxes you making it a favorite pastime for business meetings and family vacations.
The essence of the game is following. Using a variety of clubs, at least two and not more than 14, you must get the ball in 18 holes. Recess is called, either directly itself a hole in the ground where the ball is rolled, or specially prepared pitch length of a few hundred meters, consisting of the starting area (tee), the main area (fairway) and the special area (green) where the hole is cut. All these zones have different heights of grass and the presence of obstacles. Among the obstacles can be sand traps – bunkers, water obstacles, shrubbery, flowers, tall grass, etc.
If a golfer makes correct, accurate strokes, then from tee he gets the ball on the fairway, with few strokes (depending on the level of the game) the ball spends on the fairway and knocks it on the green. Green is a platform with an ideal grass – like carpet, or even more carpet. On carpet the ball can roll smoothly, and after hitting putters it should fall into the hole. An important component of the golf is golf etiquette. Golf is a game of true gentlemen, and its etiquette. First of all, it’s good manners, respect for partners and competitors, maintaining order on the fields.