Betting on golf may not be the most popular option for players, but most betting companies offer a whole range of odds for different golf tournaments. Most common alternative is betting on winner of tournament. But you can also often bet on placements and who of two players will score the highest in a tournament.
Golf is an individual sport where the goal is to get the ball from the tee to a hole in the ground. To succeed in this you have the help of a club, the swing and a hip movement. When these components come together in perfect harmony you can accomplish the coveted Hole-In-One.
Some terms are more important than others when you play golf. Basic golf language you should be familiar with is tee, green, fairway, drive, Mulligan, Hole-In-One, Albatross, Eagle, Birdie, rough, bunker, green, ranch and driving range. Betters of golf should also be familiar with the handicap system, which is the name of giving weaker golfers an advantage and challenge stronger ones.
In golf you talk about a green card which can be compared to a triaining for beginners. When you acquire a green card you get theoretical as well as practical knowledge that you will need in order to increase your skills on the course. Any aspiring golfer who wants a green card no longer need to take any theoretical or practical tests, curiosity and commitment is enough.
In many ways, golf is an equipment sport. The professional player is happy to bring his personal caddie to help him pick the right club for any given situation. The clubs come in wood, iron, wedge and putter and they all have different attributes which make them suit different situations.
Golf and money go hand in hand and there are big price checks for the successful golfer to collect. In golf there are several major competitions for for men and women alike. Some well renowned competitions are the PGA-tour, the LPGA-tour, PGA European Tour and the Ladies European Tour.
For men The Masters Tournament, US Open Golf, The Open Championship, and PGA Championship are the four biggest golf competitions. For women Kraft Nabisco Championship, U.S Women's Open, LPGA Championship and Women's British Open are considered the biggest competitions.
Golf is generally considered a Scottish invention, so obviously the UK has a rich history within the sport and a huge arsenal of players. Ian Poulter has 11 European Tour victories under his belt, the hugely successful Roy McIlroy, who held the number one spot in the Official World Golf Ranking for 95 weeks and Karen Stupples with her four professional victories are a few names that has gone to the history books.