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The main aim in the game of golf is to take as few strokes as possible to hit a ball certain distance into a cup set in the ground. Golf as we know it today originated from a game played on the eastern coast of Scotland in the Kingdom of Fife during the 15th century. Golf clubs are used to hit a golf ball. Each club is composed of a shaft with a grip on the top end and a club head on the bottom. Woods are mainly used for long-distance fairway or tee shots; irons, the most versatile class, are used for a variety of shots; putters are used mainly on the green to roll the ball into the cup. The golf players are allowed up to 14 clubs, which they carry in a bag or trolley. Most players have three or four woods, nine or ten irons, and one putter. The ball is supported for the first stroke of each hole on a small stand or tee. The player must wear studded shoes. The ruling authorities of golf, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (R&A) and the United States Golf Association (USGA), reserve the right to define what shapes and physical characteristics of clubs are permissible in tournament play.

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CGA Golf

Offers golf lessons, golf tuition breaks, golf vacation across UK major cities and in Spain.

Golf Today

Gives information about player interviews, links tournament results, previews, news and articles.

Offers golf instruction, courses, resorts, site membership & promotional services.

Offers products, services, news, reviews and features covering professional golfers.

Wilmington NC Golf Course-Compass Pointe Golf Club

Offers a professional driving range and short game practice area, and the areas most unique lighted putting green and putting course. More Details

Yahoo! Sports-Golf

Provides articles, playing tips, schedules, videos and photographs.

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