Everything About The 2018 Masters
Golf enthusiasts around the world have been waiting for the 2018 Masters. This year, we bring one of the grandest golf competitions of all time – The 2018 Masters.
First among all parts of the competition is a kick start for the golfers. In this part, the golfers are given guidelines to make sure they are in the right competition. The second part is where the golfers are let to prepare for their gears and undergo practices as they are also given the rules of the competition. The last part is nerve wracking as it is where the golfers prepare their mindset for the game itself.
The game of golf involves a ball and different clubs where the players choose among the clubs could and which among them could give them the best shot and could score the ball in a hole. In golf, there is no standard area of playing which makes it different from all the other sports. Every golf course is different from each other when it comes to the design. So long as the course contains 9 to 18 holes, it is all set for golfing. However, like any other game, there are certain rules and golfing regulations that players are to follow.
In every game, the number of strokes each golfer makes is very important. The strokes vary from each golfer. 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 goal is still used in golfing these days and the only difference is that golfers use clubs instead of just kicking the ball.
Over the years, golfing has evolved from being just a simple pastime to a more serious competition. 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. This type of competition requires the golfers to complete all 18 holes and the one with the least number of strokes wins.
Match plays is where two teams of golfers compete in scoring the most holes from each other. 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. Then the other players copy the same strokes until the game ends. Most golfers play this game for its simple mechanics.
In this type of golf competition, a ‘skin’ which is a bag of money is placed in each hole and the players that hit the hole gets the skin and each of them compete to score first than the rest. The bag of money is called the ‘skin’ because the bag is literally made of skin.
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.
There are many more types of golf competition and in the 2018 Masters Review, these competitions will be played by golfing enthusiasts such as Iain Sharpe and other famous ones from around the world.