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May 4, 2018

Getting Down To Basics with Games

The 2018 Masters: Everything You Need To Know

Golf is one of the most intense competitions that everyone look forward to. The element of excitement is what makes the competition fun to watch.

First among all parts of the competition is a kick start for the golfers. The first part focuses on briefing the golfers and lets them decide whether they are ready for competing. The second part is where the golfers are let to prepare for their gears and undergo practices as they are also given the rules of the competition. The third part is the nerve-racking part where the contenders ease their pressure for the competition.

Golf is a game where the golfers face a tough challenge of finding the right gear that could let them score. It doesn’t require a standard area as court. Every golf course is different from each other when it comes to the design. So long as the course contains 9 to 18 holes, it is all set for golfing. Yet there are rules and regulations set for each game.

Every golfer’s number of stroke is counted in the game. The strokes vary from each golfer. Golfers edge over the other by scoring in each whole ahead of each other and the match play scoring system is used in each game.

This game was originated in Scotland sometime in the 12th century as shepherds kick the stones to small rabbit holes and those who scores first wins the game. This game mechanic is still applicable in golfing up to this day but the golfers use a club instead of simply giving the ball a kick with their foot.

Over the years, golfing has evolved from being just a simple pastime to a more serious competition. Here are some types of golfing that are becoming widely known:

Medal play or stroke play

The stroke play which is known to many as the medal play is one of the most popular ones as it is used in most competitions. In medal play, each of the golfers are to complete scoring 18 holes with the least number of strokes.

The match play

In this type of golf competition, golfers play in teams with the same objective and the team that gets the most number of holes wins. This type is usually played in golf clubs and players in a match play follows a strict set of rules and regulations.

The scramble competition

Scramble is where the player hits the balls in the hole and it will be decided which shot he made was the best. Then the other players copy the same strokes until the game ends. This type is considered to be the easiest one and this is why it is mostly used by golf enthusiasts.

The skin

In this type of golf competition, a ‘skin’ which is a bag of money is placed in each hole and the players that hit the hole gets the skin and each of them compete to score first than the rest. The word ‘skin’ comes from the actual bag of skin where the cash prize is placed.

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The mechanics is this type of competition is quite simple, first, the players must allot a number of strokes which they are only allowed to use all throughout the game and when they are actually playing, all they need to do is score as much holes as they can using the number of strokes fixed.

These are just some of the many types of golf competitions set for the 2018 Masters Review so don’t miss out your chance to see famous golfers including Iain Sharpe take over the golf course.