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Welcome to Golf 101, the first of a hopefully ongoing series to get you into the game! This idea has been kicked about a bit, but this thread really sealed the deal as to it being something we should do around here.
Also, we've got two woot plus deals going on with golf items, so no time like the present.
Disclaimer: I'm not a golfer, in fact it's been years since I've been played miniature golf (which I'm pretty sure does not count).
What is golf? (Hey, wait until we get into "football"/soccer, etc., this is an important part of making sure we're all on the same sport page.) Golf is a precision sport, in which competing players use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes.
So here's a chance to show off your expertise - pick an area, educate us all, grab some spotlighted posts for yourself, and feel confident you're helping others make great choices and get into the game! Yeah, someone could just google it, but it's more fun when we learn this stuff from each other (less marketing/wikipedia, more real talk, if you know what I mean).
Let's start with two topics:
Rules and scoring
The gear - defined
Needless to say, I'm sure this will bring up community recommended brands, and that's also cool.
What is 3 wood? An Iron? Why does it matter which stick I'm using to hit the ball?
I'm sure this will lead us into all sorts of topics, and of course welcome your input here or via private message! If you're new to the game, don't hesitate to ask anything!
I'm just hanging out, really.