How to Guide Beginners Guide on Golf


Early forms of Golf traced back to Scotland, in which participants used a bent stick to hit a stuffed leather ball. Golf equipment has become more advanced from wood, hickory shafts and leather grips to materials such as graphite, titanium, carbon fibre and tungsten are used to manufacture golf clubs. The modern version of a golf ball is made up of a rubber core and mesh but once was made up of wood, wool and hair.

Most important rules of golf

Play the ball as it lies

Don’t move, bend, or break anything growing or fixed, except in fairly taking your stance or swing. Don’t press anything down

You may lift natural objects not fixed or growing, except in a water hazard or bunker. No penalty

Movable man-made objects may be moved.

When you hit your ball out of bounds or can’t find it after five minutes of searching, add a penalty stroke, go back and drop a ball at the place where you played the shot

Different types of shots

Different types of golf shots are used depending on the spot from where the ball is being played.

The opening shot is called the tee shot, while approach shots or feel shots, such as chip, pitch and flop shots, are played from outside the green into the green.

A fairway shot is similar to a drive when done with a fairway wood. A bunker shot is played when the ball is in a bunker (sand trap). It resembles a pitch and is done with a wedge

On the green, putts are played along the ground

Pitch: a high approach shot that makes the ball fly high and roll very little, stopping more or less where it hits the ground. Pitches are usually done with a wedge.

Flop: an even higher approach shot that stops shortly after it hits the ground. It is used when a player must play over an obstacle to the green. This high lob is usually played with a sand wedge or a lob wedge.Chip: a low approach shot where the ball makes a shallow flight and then rolls out on the green. Chips are done with a wedge or “short” (higher-numbered) iron.

Safety practices for golf

Golf is a very safe sport - as long as a few basic, common-sense rules of safety are followed. When those rules are ignored, injuries can occur.

Keep Track of Those Around You

When a golf club is in your hands and you are preparing to swing, it is your responsbility to make sure your playing partners are a safe distance away from you.

Never swing a golf club when another golfer is close to you

While it's the responsibility of every golfer to be sure it is safe for them to take their stroke, you can't always rely on every golfer to do just that.

Yell Fore, or Cover Up When You Hear It

Never Hit Into the Group Ahead of Yours


This guide presentation depicts various forms of golf and how each content is important when playing the sport. Beginners can learn from this slideshow how to play, how to use safe practices when playing golf also what types of shots are included and when to play them.

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