The Golf is a sport which has won many hearts across the world. There have been many golfers who have made a mark in history of golf, and their names have been remembered even today. These are the legends of golf or the skins game. They have won tournaments, won accolades and have scored well wherever they played.
Some names that can be recollected here are to start with – Jack Nicklaus. Jack Nicklaus needs a special mention here as he sets the Gold standard in the history of golf. He has won 18 professional majors, a couple of U.S Amateurs, three players’ titles, 10 Champion Tour trophies and 73 PGA Tours and 115 global victories altogether. Jack Nicklaus happens to be the most excellent golfer and he would remain so, till someone breaks his record.
One needs to mention Patty Berg too, as she has been one of the best women golfers the world has ever possessed. Patty Berg has won 60 of the women’s events of which 63 are worldwide.
Mickey Wright – another bright name, she did not play but dominated the game in the 1960’s. The swing of hers is still said to be the best in the world of golf today.
Louise Suggs is yet another fine women golfer. Walter Hagen also was one of the finest golfers, who was gifted a grandfather clock, which still stands today. Annika Sorenstam, one of the five finest women golfers, needs a mention too.
Babe Zaharias, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Tom Watson, Betty Rawls, Arnodl Palmer are some of the top golfers and the list is endless. They are still remembered today for their contribution to the game of golf and their records are unbroken even today.
Golf and Etiquette go hand in hand, as it is spoken so much about, in this fine game of golf. Etiquette just does not mean manners, but they are the guidelines and the lifestyle that all golfers need to adhere to, to be able to make this game a fine one. Etiquette means safety of the golfers, to maintain the quality of the golf course, the pace of the play, which keeps the game moving and enjoyable. Thus etiquette is a whole bunch of rules and guidelines that are laid out for the game. All golfers amateurs or experienced, they learn as they grow along with each other.
Some of the rules that keep the game enjoyable are:
One should not swing the club until you are sure that others are at a safe distance.
While practicing beware of pebbles and twigs or grass which may spring up in the direction of a player close by and injure him
One should be sure before hitting the ball that all other players are steered clear of you
In case after hitting you fear that it might hurt someone, you need to cry – FORE, which is an internationally recognized alert for the game
One should follow the safety suggestions posted on golf carts, and drive with utmost care.
One should not be childish enough to throw around clubs in anger.