Read More About the Sport Golf

Golf is a popular outdoor game that is played on a large and wide course. The golf course feature hole, from nine to eighteen and it is played with a club and ball. The golf player, also known as golfer tries to hit the ball into the holes. This game, which has to be played with a lot of precision, requires the golfer to reach the balls into the holes with the minimum number of strokes possible. With each strokes carrying scores, the golfer with the lowest score is declared the winner.

Golf as a sport developed centuries ago. It is believed that the Roman game of paganica is an ancient form of golf. The game of ‘chuiwan’ that was popular in China during from eighth to fourteenth century is also considered as a prototype of modern day golf. Some scholars also point out Persia and Netherlands as the place where golf took its origin. Despite the various contentions regarding its origin, historians agree on the fact that it was in the Middle Ages that golf became popularized throughout Europe. Golf as we see it today was first played in Scotland in the fifteenth century.

The golf course does not require being in a standard dimension. It can be built in any manner and is therefore unique in the world of sports. Golf is played with certain Rules. The Rules are laid out by international golf associations. The most cardinal principle to be followed in golf is fairness, as per the Rules. In addition to these well-defined Rules, there is also golf etiquette which the golfers follow even though it comes without any penalty.

The popularity of golf lies most with the English speaking parts of the globe. Going by the number of golf courses, Scotland stands high. Golf for many is not a pass-time; it is their life itself. There are professional golfers who dedicate entirely to the various golf championships in the world. Some might take part only in provincial golf competitions. During other times, they work as golf instructors. There is another group in the field of golf who work as caddies.

Caddies engage themselves by giving advice to the players in the golf course. A caddie must be working with only one player and not with competing players at a time. What might begin as a normal curiosity in the game might later lead to full time engagement with the game and the golf clubs.

There are around twenty various golf tournaments conducted all over the world. There are separate tournaments for men and women. The most popular one is the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Tour whi

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Not Only Sport – Golf and Much More

Those who have a passion for golf, for example, can pass without problems from a golf course to the relaxation area of an exclusive hotel, combining different but complementary types of activity.

Golf is a sport that can be easily inserted in different travel packages, and it is easy to find hotels and travel offers which have just be conceived for those who love this sport, or who would like to golf during their holiday, when they have more free time, or who do not want to give up sport even when they are on holiday.

The commonest offers are the ones that combine golf and wellness: the best choice if you wish to spend a lot of time on a golf course and then take a rest in a place that could not be more relaxing than that, with massages, body care and saunas. Completing the 18 holes course can be also very tiring, above all if you do that in summer, with sun beating down on your head, but you do that with more pleasure if you know that at the end you can enjoy special relaxing treatments. And the advantages deriving from this kind of holidays are not only for golf lovers, but also for their travel partners, who might not be interested in playing golf, but who can wait for the golfer to come back while enjoying a massage or relaxing in a Turkish bath. These are variegated holidays, which meet everybody’s needs making you spend a pleasant holiday with other people, although the tastes and expectations of your travel partners are different from yours. If you want to experience a holiday combining sport and wellness, golf and beauty farm, you can choose Italy (form the north to the south you are spoilt for choice), or also other countries: there are excellent offers in Croatia, for example.

However, beauty farm and golf is not the only combination to be appreciated: another option that many travelers love is golf and cruise. A cruise on the Mediterranean sea, for example, is always a wonderful experience, which gives you the chance to sail and swim in beautiful seas, to stop in historical cities, and to enjoy breathtaking landscapes, but some travel packages that have especially been conceived for sportspeople offer even more than that: you can sail on the Mediterranean sea and train in beautiful ships, equipped with simulators that replicate the game, and when you are on land

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