Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible. Golf, unlike most ball games, cannot and does not utilize a standardized playing area, and coping with the varied terrains encountered on different courses is a key part of the game. The game at the usual level is played on a course with an arranged progression of 18 holes, though recreational courses can be smaller, often having nine holes.
The word 'golf' is not an acronym for anything. Rather, it derives linguistically from the Dutch word 'kolf' or 'kolve,' meaning quite simply 'club.
Golf is not a dying sport. The increase in rounds played in 2021 from 2020 during the pandemic, and increased numbers of people going to golf facilities like Topgolf is a clear sign that interest and participation in the game is far from waning, especially with ladies and juniors.
Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.
The golden age of golf appears to have come and gone and the demographics population in general is getting older. The decline in golf is surely in part due to those who love the game getting too old to play it and dying off, leaving the numbers of golfers continuing to dwindle.
Golf, although not requiring brutal strength, is a sport. Golf is a legitimate sport because it is highly competitive, requires mental capacity, and demands physical extortion and muscle use. A big part of any sport, especially golf, is being competitive. Golf is seen as just a game, but golfers are highly competitive.
Because of the high costs of golf compared to other sports, golf has become associated with money and status. So, even people who wouldn't necessarily play golf otherwise sign up for a golf club membership and start playing it. It's not so much peer pressure as it is a status symbol.
Golf is a hard sport to play consistently well. The golf swing is a series of movements that need to be repeatedly combined together, and timed well, with a small margin for error. Golf also presents a number of mental challenges and requires a large amount of time, and often money, to master.
Professional golf - playing golf for money. round of golf, round - the activity of playing 18 holes of golf; "a round of golf takes about 4 hours" medal play, stroke play - golf scoring by total strokes taken. match play - golf scoring by holes won.
"Bird" was the "cool" of its time. So on the golf course, a great shot — one that led to an under-par score — came to be known as a "bird," which was then transformed into "birdie." The term birdie was in worldwide use by the 1910s