The 2018 Masters: Everything You Need To Know
Golf is one of the most intense competitions that everyone look forward to. This year, we bring one of the grandest golf competitions of all time – The 2018 Masters.
This competition is divided in parts and the first one is for the competing players. In this part, the golfers are given guidelines to make sure they are in the right competition. The next part focuses on game preparations such as the game rules, training and putting up of gears. 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. In golf, there is no standard area of playing which makes it different from all the other sports. The design of each golf course differs from the other and the space is not the same as well. The only requirement is for the courses to have 9 to 18 holes. 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.
Golf was first discovered by Scottish shepherds who kick stones to rabbit holes sometime in the 12th century. This goal is still used in golfing these days and the only difference is that golfers use clubs instead of just kicking the ball.
As times change, more and more types of golfing is made. These include the following:
Stroke play or the medal play
This type of competition is widely used in professional tournaments. This type of competition requires the golfers to complete all 18 holes and the one with the least number of strokes wins.
In a match play, there are two teams that completes the holes and the team that scores the most wins. The match play is very popular in golf clubs and because it requires a number of golfers n each team, there are certain rules and regulations for the teams to strictly abide.
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.
In this competition, each hole contains a prize called a ‘skin’ and each of the players need to score each skin first. The word ‘skin’ comes from the actual bag of skin where the cash prize is placed.
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 types of competition are what urges golf enthusiasts such as Iain Sharpe to come over and compete for the 2018 Masters Review so join the hype and watch this annual grand golfing event.