"Links" are a specific type of golf course with a specific geographic location?

By: OBGOLF | Did you know | 28 September, 2016

Today, the term “links” is sometimes used to refer to a golf course without trees and is even occasionally used as a general term for a golf

Where the term "tee box" originates?

By: OBGOLF | Did you know | 28 September, 2016

Nowadays, tee box is another term for the teeing ground and refers to the area in-between two tee markers and two club-lengths back from the

Where does the word "bogey" came from?

By: OBGOLF | Did you know | 28 September, 2016

“Bogey” is the oldest term in the stroke system vocabulary. According to History of Golf, it was introduced in about 1891. When the initial

Where does the word “fore” come from?

By: OBGOLF | Did you know | 19 September, 2016

You may sometimes hear "fore" when you’re on the course. This word means "watch out ahead!" Any golfer, who hits an errant shot that could p

How did the rules come about?

By: OBGOLF | Did you know | 19 September, 2016

The Rules of Golf were originally drawn up for the world's first Open golf competition at Leith by the Gentlemen Golfers of Edinburgh in 174

Why does golf have 18 holes?

By: OBGOLF | Did you know | 14 September, 2016

The earliest golf courses had different numbers of holes, anything from 12, to 19, or 23, or any other number. They were also not always pla

Did You Know?

By: OBGOLF | Did you know | 19 April, 2016

Golf was played at the Olympic Games for the first time in 1900, but was removed after 1904. In 2016 golf returns to the Olympics after be

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