It is a set of practices designed to make the sport safer for the golfers and to minimize damage to the golf courses and equipment. If any player gets involve in serious breaching of these etiquettes, then he/she may be disqualified by the course authorities.
Some of the serious breaches are:-
In golf, players mark each other’s scorecards and not their own. The score of the golfer is expressed as the difference between the no. of strokes and the par score. Certain scores are given names as below:-
In golf, a penalty is awarded in the form of an additional stroke or strokes are added to the golfer’ score for an infringement of the rules.
Some of the situations in which penalties are assessed are:-
Declaring the ball unplayable in its current lie. In this situation, a substitute ball is placed at a penalty of one stroke.
The feather golf ball or 'Featherie' was introduced
The gutta-percha golf ball was invented
Golf bags first came into use
Coburn Haskell introduced the one-piece rubber cored ball
The first time a dimple pattern was applied to a golf ball
Club head made with grooves for more backspin
Steel golf club shafts were introduced in the US golf at St Andrews golf at St Andrews
The maximum of 14 clubs in a bag rule was introduced
The center shafted putter, was legalized
The first powered golf car appeared, invented by Merlin L. Halvorson.
The casting method of manufacturing clubs heads was introduced
Spalding introduced the first two piece ball, the Executive.
The graphite shaft was introduced
Big Bertha oversized wood which was introduced
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