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Everything About The 2018 Masters

Golf enthusiasts around the world have been waiting for the 2018 Masters. Competitive golf has been widely known for the excitement it gives to everyone.

This competition is divided in parts and the first one is for the competing players. This part gives them guidelines and helps them assess their taking part in the competition. Part two involves the giving of rules to the golfers, letting them set up their gears and practice them for the competition proper. The third part is the nerve-racking part where the contenders ease their pressure for the competition.

The biggest challenge in every golfer in any game is choosing the right club that could hit the ball enough to shoot it in the hole. It doesn’t require a standard area as court. The design of each golf course differs from the other and the space is not the same as well. So long as the course contains 9 to 18 holes, it is all set for golfing. 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.

Originated in 12th century Scotland, this game was just a pastime to shepherds who compete with each other in kicking stones into rabbit holes. This game mechanic is still applicable in golfing up to this day but the golfers use a club instead of simply giving the ball a kick with their foot.

As times change, more and more types of golfing is made. Here are some types of golfing that are becoming widely known:

Medal play or stroke play

The stroke play which is known to many as the medal play is one of the most popular ones as it is used in most competitions. In medal play, each of the golfers are to complete scoring 18 holes with the least number of strokes.

Match plays

In a match play, there are two teams that completes the holes and the team that scores the most wins. 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. After such, each of the player repeats the act until the competition is over. Most golfers play this game for its simple mechanics.

The skin

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.

Flag Competition

The mechanics is this type of competition is quite simple, first, the players must allot a number of strokes which they are only allowed to use all throughout the game and when they are actually playing, all they need to do is score as much holes as they can using the number of strokes fixed.

These are just some of the many types of golf competitions set for the 2018 Masters Review so don’t miss out your chance to see famous golfers including Iain Sharpe take over the golf course.