The Fundamentals of Golf


Balls and clubs


A maximum of 14 clubs can be carried. To prevent difficulties, if you have a 15th, keep it in the car. The 14 clubs can be made up of whatever combination you want. You don’t have to have 14 clubs – that’s just the maximum, and there’s no necessity other than one.


A hole must be completed with the same ball that was used to begin it. A ball can be changed between holes but not during them. If you lose a ball during a hole, though, you can replace it with any other ball.

Teeing ground/tee box

The ball must be teed up behind the line drawn by the tee markings. It can be teed up anywhere between the two markers, and as far back as the length of two drivers. You can tee up to 90 inches behind the imaginary line if your driver is 45 inches. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever This is a typical blunder, so I learned early on to simply tee it one foot behind the line to ensure I was always behind the line.

It does not qualify as a shot if the ball falls off the tee before you swing at it. Simply replace it on the tee and roll your eyes at the dumb joke that will be told when someone says ‘one.’ Hilarious.

It counts as one shot if you swing at the ball and absolutely miss it. If it falls off the tee because to the wind you create, you must play it from that position without re-teeing it – that was your first shot. You’ve made it to number two.

The score from the previous hole determines the order of play on the tee. The lowest-scoring player hits first, followed by the next-lowest-scoring player, and so on until everyone has hit. If your pals play’ready golf,’ this is an exception. This is where whoever is ready, regardless of their distance from the pin, hits the ball.

Important: When others are striking off the tee, stand outside the teeing ground. Don’t stand immediately behind the ball, watching your friend play down the fairway. For him, this is a source of distraction. You should not be seen in your friend’s peripheral view when he is hitting. DO NOT MOVE UNTIL HE HITS YOU.

During a hole’s play

You have to play the ball exactly as it is. You and your long-toed caddie are not allowed to kick it or relocate it to a better location! The ball cannot be teed up in the fairway with a tee. This is exclusively for the tee box.

You can’t improve the lay, so don’t try to flatten the ground by slamming your club down hard behind the ball. Also, don’t put your foot behind the ball to make it simpler to hit the ball! A lot of people disobey this guideline! For your initial stroke, you can only stomp your foot behind the ball on the tee. There will be no breaking or bending of branches to make it simpler to swing at the ball.