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Golf Rules

Golf Rules in Brief INTRODUCTIONGolf is a game in which a ball is struck with a club from a prepared area, known as the "teeing ground", across fairway and rough to a second prepared area, which has a hole in it, known as the "putting green". The object of the game is to complete what is known as a hole by playing a ball from the teeing ground into the hole on the putting green in the fewest possible number of strokes. A "round of golf' consists of playing 18 such holes.There are basically two forms of play, one which...

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Golf Ball Construction

What's inside golf balls? The answer is no longer simple.Most companies these days use all different types of materials in the core and even the cover of their balls. All golf balls are designed with dimple patterns on the cover to optimize the balls aerodynamics. The dimples can control many different aspects of shots like distance, velocity, spin control, straightness and trajectory.There are two types of drag behind a sphere when it is airborne, laminar and turbulent. Laminar flow occurs over a non-dimpled ball and the air separates very early in front of the ball, resulting in less carry. A...

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Golf Ball Glossary

Distance  - The more distance in the ball the farther it will go.Velocity  - The speed a ball can reach in a shot.Trajectory  - The initial angle or curve that the ball takes at the beginning of its airborne travel in a shot.Spin  - The speed and direction at which the ball can be controlled upon landing and even while airborne.Feel  - The feeling you will sense when the club face comes in contact with the ball. Or the way the ball can land on the green. In most cases, softer is better. It all depends on the golfer's preference.Durability ...

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What do the numbers on golf balls mean?

For most beginner golfers, learning and understanding all the concepts of the game can seem difficult and time consuming. Knowing every detail of the game will help you to become an expert golfer, right down to the numbering on a golf ball. What the numbers and the color of the numbers mean on a golf ball is a popular question asked by many new golfers. There are many meanings to the numbers on a golf ball and the answer highly depends on the number of digits on the golf ball.Single-Digit If the number on your golf ball is a single...

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Golf Ball Testing

In order for a golf ball manufacturing company to sell their golf balls to the public, each ball must pass the golf ball testing requirements provided by the United States Golf Association (USGA). Each ball is measured, weighed and examined in a number of different areas in order to make sure it is up to standard with the USGA golf ball standards. Here is a list of the specifications which must be met before any golf ball becomes available for actual use:Weight - Appendix III of the USGA golf ball testing requirements states that a ball must not weigh more...

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