For starters, you’ll need to know the jargon and get the right clubs and footwear. By Dawn Chen
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Golf may offer a great setting for business networking, but the sport also gives a decent full-body workout too. A 55-kg woman will burn slightly over 250 calories playing the game for an hour (assuming she carries her bag instead of using the cart). Enthusiasts say no two games are alike, and being out on the greens offer superb stress-relieving benefits.
In golf, players use different clubs to hit the ball into a series of (nine or 18) holes on the course. Each hole has a par rating, which refers to the expected number of strokes it takes for an expert player to complete the hole. Most holes range between par-3 and par-5. Along the way, there are various hazards players must overcome, including long grass (roughs), sand traps (bunkers) and water bodies. These usually surround the ideal playable area of short grass (fairway) and putting green. Different clubs may be used throughout the game.
Like many sports, golf has its jargon. Besides the “hole-in-one” (where your first stroke sinks a ball into the hole), here are others you should know.
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