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According to the United States Golf Association, the official weight of a golf ball should not exceed 1.620 ounces, or 45.93 grams. The ball's diameter should not be less than 1.680 inches, or 42.67 millimeters.

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    Q: What golf balls travel the farthest?

    A: While every golf ball manufacturer claims to have the best ball for distance, none are guaranteed to travel farther than others. With different compressions, it is possible that some may travel greater distances at certain temperatures and humidity levels, though swing technique is most important for maximum distance.
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  • What is the size of a golf ball?

    Q: What is the size of a golf ball?

    A: Official golf balls measure 1.68 inches in diameter and weigh 1.62 ounces. Golf balls must also be spherically symmetrical and meet construction and performance specifications.
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  • What is a proper golf stance?

    Q: What is a proper golf stance?

    A: A proper golf stance is the setup a golfer takes over the golf ball before the swing to ensure proper alignment and positioning. The alignment of the golfer's body should be parallel to the target line with his weight balanced on the balls of his feet.
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  • How do you clean a golf club grip?

    Q: How do you clean a golf club grip?

    A: A clean golf club grip ensures the proper feel in a golfer's hands and keeps a club looking good. Multiple cleaning techniques exist, but some are simpler and less time-consuming, according to About.com.
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  • How much does a golf ball weigh?

    Q: How much does a golf ball weigh?

    A: According to the United States Golf Association, the official weight of a golf ball should not exceed 1.620 ounces, or 45.93 grams. The ball's diameter should not be less than 1.680 inches, or 42.67 millimeters.
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  • What are the four majors in golf?

    Q: What are the four majors in golf?

    A: The four majors in men's golf in the order in which they are played each year are the Master's, the U.S. Open, the British Open (or the Open Championship) and the PGA Championship. Winning all four of these tournaments in a single year constitutes winning the Grand Slam of Golf.
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  • What is Tiger Woods' longest drive?

    Q: What is Tiger Woods' longest drive?

    A: The longest drive ever recorded by Tiger Woods during official competition was 425 yards. The shot occurred during the 2008 Mercedes Championship at Kapalua Resort in Hawaii.
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  • How much money does Tiger Woods have?

    Q: How much money does Tiger Woods have?

    A: As of 2014, golf great Tiger Woods has an estimated net worth of $500 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He is the second wealthiest African American, behind Oprah Winfrey, and is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world.
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  • Q: What does a full set of golf clubs include?

    A: A full set of golf clubs can include a combination of drivers, woods, irons, specialty irons (also called wedges) and a putter. While it is up to golfers to determine what type of combination of clubs they want, they cannot have more than 14 clubs in a bag.
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  • Q: What is an average golf handicap?

    A: According the Golf Digest, the average golf handicap for men in 2013 was 14.3, and the average for women was 26.5. These averages are based on almost 2 million golfers who have official handicaps.
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  • How do you correct your golf grip?

    Q: How do you correct your golf grip?

    A: To correct your golf grip, place the left hand first on the club, aligning the middle joints of the middle fingers with the rod. Repeat the same with the right hand, with both thumbs in line on the upper side.
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  • Q: How do you play Nassau golf?

    A: A Nassau golf match consists of three separate games or bets within one 18-hole round. The front nine make up the first match, the back nine make up the second, and the cumulative 18-hole score is the third.
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  • Q: What are some popular golf courses in Florida?

    A: The Tournament Players Club (TPC) at Sawgrass Stadium Course, The Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami and the Champion Course at PGA National Golf Club are all popular golf courses in Florida. All three are public courses and have hosted PGA Tour events.
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  • Q: Why does a golf ball bounce so high?

    A: A golf ball can bounce high because of the materials located inside the ball are generally made from rubber. The height a golf ball will bounce usually varies depending on how it was made.
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  • What are some important golf rules?

    Q: What are some important golf rules?

    A: Some important golf rules are the ball being played must always be identifiable, only 14 clubs in a bag are permitted and balls hit in out-of-bounds areas come with a one-stroke penalty. Also, the ball must be played as it lies and a path cannot be cleared for it.
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  • Q: What are some official USGA golf rules?

    A: Among the official USGA rules are governance of a player's behavior while a ball is in play and the condition of the clubs and balls. Player responsibilities regarding etiquette and knowledge of the rules are also stipulated.
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  • Q: What are some golf schools with positive reviews?

    A: Some golf schools with positive reviews include the Mel Sole Golf School in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, United States Golf Schools, and Golf Academy of America. These golf schools have been reviewed by past students and those reviews are posted online.
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  • Q: Who are some well-known players on the PGA senior tour?

    A: Some well-known golfers on the Professional Golfers' Association Champions Tour in 2015, formerly known as the PGA Senior Tour, are Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, Tom Lehman, Mark O'Meara and Fred Couples. Other notable golfers on the Champions Tour are Miguel Angel Jimenez, Tom Watson, Mark Calcavecchia, Fred Funk and Vijay Singh.
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  • Who are some of the top earners in the LPGA?

    Q: Who are some of the top earners in the LPGA?

    A: Some of the top earners of the 2014 LPGA Tour included Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park and Lydia Ko. At the completion of the first 11 tour events, each of the trio also remained among the top five money leaders for the 2015 season.
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  • Q: Where is Merion Golf Club?

    A: Merion Golf Course is located just outside of Ardmore, Pa. The exact address is 450 Ardmore Avenue in Ardmore just off of Route 30 in Haverford Township in Delaware County, and it is easily accessible from locations like New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and other locations in Pennsylvania.
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  • Q: How do you use a Ping dot color chart?

    A: Golf stores and other retailers of Ping clubs use the Ping color dot chart to determine the correct lie angle a golfer needs. Ping retailers utilize the lie angle as part of the process to determine the correct fit between club and golfer.
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