Golf enthusiasts around the world have been waiting for the 2018 Masters. The element of excitement is what makes the competition fun to watch.
This competition is divided in parts and the first one is for the competing players. In this part, the golfers are given guidelines to make sure they are in the right competition. 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 last part is nerve wracking as it is where the golfers prepare their mindset for the game itself.
The game of golf involves a ball and different clubs where the players choose among the clubs could and which among them could give them the best shot and could score the ball in a hole. It doesn’t require a standard area as court. Golf courses vary in design and space and this is what makes the game unique. However, each golf course must consist of 9 or 18 holes. There are specific rules and regulations in each game and each golfers must abide these rules.
Every golfer’s number of stroke is counted in the game. Although, each golfer has his own strokes in playing. Golf uses the match play scoring system where the player gets a point in every hole where they beat their opponents.
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. Until this day, the same mechanics is used in the game but with the use of high end gears.
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:
Stroke play or the medal play
This type of golfing is the most common one as it is used in most tournaments. In the stroke or medal play, each golfer must complete all 18 holes in the course and the player the lowest total net scores when it comes to number of strokes wins.
Match plays is where two teams of golfers compete in scoring the most holes from each other. Match plays are mostly used in golf clubs with many club members and since this type of competition is played by teams, the rules and regulations must be strictly followed by each golfers.
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. This type of golf is also known as the play-off because after a player finishes his drill, the other ones follow the same procedure until the end of the game. This type is considered to be the easiest one and this is why it is mostly used by golf enthusiasts.
In a skin competition, the players compete for a certain prize known as the ‘skin’ in each hole.
The word ‘skin’ comes from the actual bag of skin where the cash prize is placed.
The flag competition is also called the Last Man Standing or the Tombstone because in this type of competition, the golfers start the round with an allotment of strokes and they later on play along the golf course until the strokes they alloted run out.
There are many more types of golf competition and in the 2018 Masters Review, these competitions will be played by golfing enthusiasts such as Iain Sharpe and other famous ones from around the world.