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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A:Used golf buggy or carts are available for sale from several online retail stores, including Bama Buggies, ATV Trader and Golf Cart Sales and Services. Customers can select the "Pre-Owned" box on Bama Buggies' main page or select "Pre-Owned Inventory" by clicking on "Showroom" from the top navigation bar of the main page.
A:Unusual numbers of golf courses are closing, averaging about 137 closings each year since 2011. For eight years in a row, more courses have closed than opened. If golf does not grow in popularity, analysts predict the closing of about 500 to 1,000 more courses by 2025.
A:For either avid or casual golfers, the best 2014 super game improvement irons are Adams' Idea, Cobra Baffler XL, Mizuno JPX-EZ and Ping Karsten, according to the golf magazine Golf Digest. Adams' Idea, which came first in the publication's reviews, is a set of eight graphite clubs that includes a 28-degree six-iron and 44-degree pitching wedge.
A:A golf club loft table is a chart that correlates a specific golf club with its measurement of "loft," the angle of the face of the club relative to the vertical plane supporting the golf ball. Loft dictates the arc, height and trajectory the ball travels once hit.
A:Golf ball fitting charts are used to determine the optimal ball type for a player's particular swing, based on input received from a questionnaire or the analysis of data from launch monitor technology. These charting tools factor variables such as swing, speed and compression against dimples, cover and core.
A:Basic golf terminology includes words such as "green," "tee," "rough," "fairway," "flag," "par," "drive," "chip" and "putt." Terms like "birdie," "eagle" and "bogey" are also helpful for understanding golf games.
A:The main requirement of the PGA Champions Tour (formerly known the Senior Tour) is that all golfers be at least 50 years old. Beyond that, golfers qualify for the Champions Tour by their money list ranking, winning previous events, receiving a sponsor's exemption, winning a Monday qualifier or by finishing within the top five of the previous year's Champions Tour Qualifying Tournament.
A:As of March 2015, golfers get the Golf Channel Academy app from the iTunes app store on Apple.com. The free app gives customers access to more than 600 tips from more than 50 certified PGA and LPGA instructors. One feature of the app includes a swing analysis.
A:A searchable database of members' handicaps is available on the U.S. Golf Association's website. Users can search by the player's username or name and state or province. USGA bases its handicaps on scores reported through the MyScorecard feature.
A:Adams Tight Lies/Tight Lies Ti, Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815, Callaway XR/XR Pro, Mizuno JPX 850 and Ping G30 are all top fairway woods, according to GolfDigest Magazine's 2015 Hot List. The TaylorMade R15/R15 TP and Titleist 915F/915Fd also received a gold rating.
A:The standings from current PGA Tour events are accessible by visiting the homepage of pgatour.com and selecting the Leaderboard header, as of 2015. The next page displays the standings of the tournament presently being played, while also enabling fans to view past results of completed tour events.