Intro on Golf

Introducing Golf: 

Every game of golf is based on playing a number of holes in a given order. A round typically consists of 18 holes that are played in the order determined by the course layout. On a nine-hole course, a standard round consists of two successive nine-hole rounds (like what they do in Gezira club). A hole of golf consists of hitting a ball from a tee on the teeing box (a marked area designated for the first shot of a hole, a tee shot), and once the ball comes to rest, striking it again. This process is repeated until the ball is in the cup. Once the ball is on the green (an area of finely cut grass) the ball is usually putted (hit along the ground) into the hole. The idea of resting the ball in the hole in as few strokes as possible may be impeded by various hazards, such as bunkers and water hazards.


In every form of play, the goal is to play as few shots per round as possible. Scores for each hole can be described as follows:

Term on a
Specific term Definition
-3 albatross or double-eagle three strokes under par
-2 eagle two strokes under par
-1 birdie one stroke under par
+0 par strokes equal to par
+1 bogey one stroke more than par
+2 double bogey two strokes over par
+3 triple bogey three strokes over par
+4 quadruple bogey four strokes over par


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