For all golf enthusiasts, the 2018 Masters is one grand event to watch out. The element of excitement is what makes the competition fun to watch.
The first part of this competition is for the golfers to prepare for the game. The first part focuses on briefing the golfers and lets them decide whether they are ready for competing. The next part focuses on game preparations such as the game rules, training and putting up of gears. 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. It doesn’t require a standard area as court. 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. Yet there are rules and regulations set for each game.
Every golfer’s number of stroke is counted in the game. 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 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. Below are some of the types of golf competitions:
Medal play or stroke play
This type of competition is widely used in professional tournaments. In the stroke or medal play, each golfer must complete all 18 holes in the course and the player the lowest total net scores when it comes to number of strokes wins.
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
In this type of golfing, each player scores the balls in a hole and it will be decided which among the shots is the best one. Then the other players copy the same strokes until the game ends. Most golfers play this game for its simple mechanics.
In a skin competition, the players compete for a certain prize known as the ‘skin’ in each hole.
The prize is called the ‘skin’ because it is a bag made of skin which contains cash prize.
This competition also known as the ‘last man standing’ is also very popular because of its exciting mechanics; the players in this game are first required to provide a number of strokes which they are only allowed to use within the game and during the actual game, they are only allowed to use the number of strokes they provided.
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.