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Game in which one attempts to sink a ball into each of 9 or 18 holes on a course

Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible. Golf, unlike most ball games, cannot and does not utilize a standardized playing area, and coping with the varied terrains encountered on different courses is a key part of the game. The game at the usual level is played on a course with an arranged progression of 18 holes, though recreational courses can be smaller, often having 9 holes. Each hole on the course must contain a tee box to start from, and a putting green containing the actual hole or cup. There are other standard forms of terrain in between, such as the fairway, rough (long grass), bunkers (or "sand traps") and various hazards (water, rocks), but each hole on a course is unique in its specific layout and arrangement.


Leonard Read, the Founder and Builder, by Mary Sennholz, The Freeman, May 1996
Biographical essay written by Read's secretary in the early days of FEE, as well as author of Leonard E. Read: Philosopher of Freedom
Among his achievements, Leonard was proud of his performance and accomplishments in his favorite sports: golfing and curling. He learned to play golf as a young Chamber of Commerce executive in Seattle and later played when time and weather permitted the rest of his life. He sometimes declared that the most important lesson which golf may teach its devotees is the "magic of believing." In belief lies the secret of all valuable exertion and success.
What Is Golf?, by Sheldon Richman, Jul 2001
Analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in PGA Tour, Inc. v. Martin that, due to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the PGA Tour must allow disabled golfers to ride a golf cart
The real issue at hand is not whether the PGA should voluntarily change its rules so people like Martin, whose degenerative circulatory disease precludes his walking the golf course, may use a golf cart ... Reasonable people may disagree. Reasonable golfers do disagree. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, who know a thing or two about the game, testified for the PGA at the trial. But the issue is ... whether any branch of the government should sit in judgment of the PGA ... Scalia’s dissent ... properly finds it ludicrous that the court takes it upon itself to determine "What Is Golf."
Related Topic: Law

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Golf" as of 3 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.