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How Ballesteros paved the way for European golf at the Masters (Part 1)

40 years ago, Seve Ballesteros became the first European golfer to win Masters, inspiring the famous major to conquer many juniors.

Ballestero’s achievements in the Masters

On April 13, 1980, Ballesteros put on the Blue Shirt in pride. This was not only for himself but also for his homeland of Spain and even Europe. He won at the age of 23. This was a record for championship age. Very few Europeans had the opportunity to enter the Augusta National Stadium to compete for the Masters.

Then in the following decade, other Europeans took turns wearing the Green Jacket. They were the Spanish compatriots of Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal in 1994, 1999, Bernhard Langer (1985, 1993), Sandy Lyle (1988), Ian Woosnam (1991), Sir Nick Faldo (1989, 1990, 1996). The closest is Sergio Garcia – another Spanish golfer, in 2017. Ballesteros himself won the Masters for the second time in 1983.

And according to that, European guests at the 1980 Masters include Ballesteros – defending champion of The Open Championship, Sandy Lyle – winning Order of Merit 1979, Mark James finishing fourth at The Open 1979 and Peter McEvoy – British Amateur champion Championship.

That year was the fourth time Ballesteros attended the Masters. But before that, he was a formidable opponent in the eyes of Americans. He had important contributions to the European team in the Ryder Cup.

Even American player Hale Irwin has given up. This was after Ballesteros defeated him at The Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes. Irwin called Ballesteros the “parking lot champion” just because the opponent kicked in.

Ballesteros has been longing to conquer Augusta National for many years. He attended the Masters for the first time in 1977. Before that, that passion was also rekindled through fascinating stories about “holy land in the forest” through the narration of Ramon Sota – the uncle who finished sixth in the Masters in 1965.

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Golf in the UK

Why golf is considered the national sport of Scotland? (Part 2)

It is true that Scotland spends all four seasons in one day. To chance optimistic, chaotic Scottish elements make the game more interesting. High prevailing winds (especially on coastal courses) and an ever-present breeze pose a welcome challenge, while likely the rain is destined for the course!

This being said, the moments are nothing but brilliant rays dancing on rolling terrain, enchanting landscapes and impressive sceneries of Scotland (it happens more than you think), making playing golf is less than a sport and many moments of divine intervention.

Plenty of ancient and classic, new and exciting others, Scotland boasts over 550 courses, arguably the best in the world. Draped with prestige and riddled with tradition, perhaps the most famous is the Old Course at St Andrews, with its big green twin; Famous 700-year-old Swilcan Bridge; and of course, The Road Hole (one of the most famous holes in golf history).

The first golf match

Considered internationally as a ‘golf course’ and regarded as a mandatory pilgrimage site, Links at St Andrews organized the first match. It has hosted the Open Championship 29 times and also affects the rules of golf by setting an 18-hole precedent. Scattered across the country, Muirfield, Royal Dornoch, Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and North Berwick are just a few of Scotland’s fascinating courses.

The layout of a course is just as important as the rules and location. Although mostly subjective, a multitude of aspects must be considered when choosing a ‘good course’; such as the direction of the green, the bunker and the slopes, the variety (ie there is a combination of doglegs, straight, long or short holes); and whether the course is mountainous, flat, coastal or inland.

Scotland is blessed with many courses designed by great Scottish golf architects James Braid, Old Tom Morris and Tom Bendelow, whose work today, still reigns supreme. However, another reason why golfers flock to Scotland as there is no tomorrow.

At the end of the day, when it comes to this Scottish national sport, it’s important to note at least one thing – you can take a golfer out of Scotland but you can’t take Scotland off the golf course!

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Why golf is considered the national sport of Scotland? (Part 1)

Every year, Scotland welcomes eager golfing enthusiasts from afar, each exploding in anticipation to play some of the most iconic courses in the world. So more than a native sport, golf in Scotland and golf in the world share a sacred and unbreakable bond. After all, this bonnie land is the birthplace of sport.

It’s quite spectacular to think that if you rewind time and see Scotland centuries ago (particularly the 15th century), golf will still be ingrained into Scottish social psychology. Although the sport was banned in 1457 – but it was considered an undesirable distraction – enthusiasts were excited when it was raised to around 1503. That same year, King James IV was arrested when buying the first club: ‘and the ball for the king he played with’.

The history of golf in Scotland

History alone explains why golf is Scotland’s official legal sport. Look at Musselburgh Links, The Old Golf Course. This legendary course, located on the outskirts of Edinburgh, is organized as both the oldest golf course in the world and the oldest golf course to be played continuously.

In 1567, Mary, Queen of Scots is said to have played a round there, while records also show that golfers have been serving since 1672. Not only are these nine 34-hole holes organized six Opens, but it has left an invaluable contribution to the game’s rules.

Musselburgh Links created the 108mm or ‘four and a quarter’ diameter rule for the equipment used to create the width of the hole. R & A followed in 1893 and made it a mandatory measure for all courses.

Speaking of the rules, the oldest golf rules were founded in 1744 for the Honorable Company Of Edinburgh Golfers, the oldest organized golf club that can be verified there, in the first tournament. Their fairies in Leith. The oldest of the four major golf championships, the first open championship was held in Scotland at Prestwick Golf Club in 1860.

However, Scotland’s relationship with golf is not limited to ancient courses, historical plays or regulations. Course architecture, professional players and the weather are also of great significance.

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Interesting facts about golf history you may not know

Golf is a subject with a long history in the world and interesting stories revolving golf. Let us review the interesting things about golf history you may not know.

Golf is one of two sports played on the moon. In February 1971, astronaut Alan Shepard aboard the Apollo 14 landed on the moon. He hit a golf ball with 6 iron sticks and only hit one hand due to his bulky outfit. In 2006, Russian astronaut Mijail Tiurin became the first person on earth to perform a drive in space.

Astronaut Alan Shepard was the first in history to play golf on the Moon

Previously, “Tee” in golf did not have this concept, golfers often put small sand dunes high to serve as a tee. It was not until the 20s when the first tee was invented that it is widely used today.

A Film contract with the condition of golfing twice a week comes from Samuel Jackson. This was one of the most famous golf clubs in the world.

The 6-year-old boy scored Hole In One’s goal which was golfer Tiger Woods. However, Tiger Woods is not the youngest to record HIO, but that record belongs to 5-year-old Littleton who scored Colorado’s Coby in 1975.

Female golf babe Zaharias was the first to cross the cut at the PGA TOUR event in 1945, the golfer hitting 76 and 82 strokes in the first two rounds at the Los Angeles Open.

It is thought that St Andrew’s Course in Scotland is the oldest golf course in the world. But according to the Guinness Book of Records, the oldest golf course is the Musselburgh Link yard, founded in 1672. But a guest evidence indicates that Scottish female Mary has been golfing here since very early in 1567.

Augusta National Golf Club

Augusta National Golf Club is one of the most famous golf courses in the world and must be closed for 3 years and must become a poultry farm to serve the resistance due to World War II.

The annual Toonik Tyme Festival in Northern Canada includes a 9-hole golf tournament. With temperatures below minus, golfers must play on an ice rink. They use fluorescent golf balls and always fear the ball is buried in the snow.

The film Caddyshark features a lawn mower, dreaming of becoming a golf champion. He imagined himself winning and making a swing in a flower garden with a garden tool. Notably, this scene was adapted by legendary comedian Bill Murray.

Hope from the above information partly helps passionate readers, golf lovers have a better view of interesting stories in the history of the development of the aristocratic sport.

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Top 10 greatest golfers in the world throughout history (Part 3)

He is the greatest golfer of the 20th century, with 11 Majors titles, behind only Jack and Woods. Hagen from New York, Hagen played golf and became a hero when he brought the United States the first Open title among 4 Open Championships titles.

Having participated in professional golf since the age of 20, Hagen quickly earned his first Grand Slam title, but he still lacked a Masters title in his collection. The story of his life is quite similar i character Frances Ouimet from The Greatest Game Ever Played in the movie starring Shia LeBeouf.

3. Ben Hogan

It was difficult to rank Ben Hogan in the third position on the list, but he completely received a nod in agreement due to his incredible talent and success. He has the most perfect Swing in the history of World Golf village.

The highlight of his career was in 1953, the year forever remembered in PGA history, which he was given the name “Hogan Slam” when that year he won 5 of the 6 major tournaments he participated in. Attendance, with 3 consecutive majors titles. He ended his career with 9 Majors titles. Unfortunately, he died in an accident with the Greyhouse bus but this could not kill his illustrious career, a great man.

2. Tiger Woods

He is considered a living legend, when he just won the Farmers Insurance Championships 2013 in addition to the 75th title in the PGA Tour system, currently Tiger Tiger has 14 Majors, and he continues to look for earned the Majors title at the age of 39.

1. Jack Nicklaus

He is nicknamed the Golden Bear and is considered the legend of all legends when he finishes his career with 73 PGA Tour titles and 18 Majors titles, a terrible and overwhelming number. He won 6 times The Masters, the gap between his start and end time is 23 years. Unbelievable.

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Top 10 greatest golfers in the world throughout history (Part 2)

Called by the friendly name Arnie, he is considered the third name that people think of the greatest golfer in history after Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. He is a working-class man with his Ugly Swing but has become famous in Golf and is the most popular name.

He has a total of 7 Majors titles, including 4 Masters championships. He is missing only in his collection of PGA Championships titles. His name is also given to a good wine. That is also interesting, isn’t it!

7. Bobby Jones

Unlike any other legendary golfer Bobby Jones is different because it has never been considered a golfer. He ended his career in Amateur tournaments, and was the most frankly successful when he won 4 US Open titles, 3 Open Championship titles. He won five American amateur championships.

Bobby Jones expanded to even one UK amateur championship in 1930. He gave up professional golf in 28 but his name didn’t have any influence. , when he was involved in designing the Augusta National golf course. He joined Golf until 1948, retired from his career due to health problems.

6. Sam Snead

His nickname is Slammin ‘Sammy, he owns only 7 Majors titles including 3 Masters, 3 PGA Championships, 1 US Open. But what made his name was not the Majors but the owner of the most PGA Tour championships to date with 82 titles, an unprecedented fad. He also served the army during World War II.

5. Gary Player

He was a South African golfer nicknamed the Black Knight because he wore black in competition. He is considered one of the greatest golfers that is not American, his name is ranked alongside Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.

During his career, Gary Player has got 9 Majors titles including 3 Masters, 3 Open Championships. He is also an excellent golfer when he has enough choices of the precious Grand Slam in his collection. He has fought 165 tournaments on 6 continents. Players have designed 300 golf courses worldwide and own a farm named after him, Gary Player Stud Farm.

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Top 10 greatest golfers in the world throughout history (Part 1)

Over the centuries, Golf has emerged as a major and widely known sport. It brings fame and wealth to many people both in the US and around the world.

But to reach the level of great golfers that not everyone can do, they are the people who inspire and admire the next generation. About the names that only when mentioning them is exclusively for a noble sport is Golf. Here are the 10 greatest golfers of all time, listed by TopTen.

10. Byron Nelson

He was considered one of the three legends in the world last century, along with Sam Snead, Ben Hogan who were all born within 7 months of 1912. As indigenous people of Waxahachie, Texas, Nelson has been played professionally from 1935-1946, with 52 titles, including 5 Major championships. He is the winner of both PGA Championships and The Masters, missing an Open Championships title to complete his Grand Slam.

Today there is a tournament called his Byron Nelson Championship, which is played every year in Dallas. He was present at this tournament every year before his death in 2006. And this tournament is no longer part of the PGA schedule, but one thing is for sure: his contributions to Golf Village. Today’s professionalism is very respectable.

9. Tom Watson

When someone asks you which golfer is the greatest of all time and you think of some big names like Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus. But there is one person you probably won’t remember, but he certainly deserves to be there, Tom Watson.

Being a nnative of Kansas City, he is known as one of the most successful golfers in the 70-80s with 8 Majors (5 Open Championships) but has not yet completed the precious Grand Slam and has never fought. He won the second time in the PGA Championship. To achieve that achievement could not fail to mention his mentor Mr. Nelson, who instructed Watson to help him get his first title after working together for a year.

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The brief history of golf as an aristocratic sport from the UK

The true origins of Golf remain a mystery. However, most people agree that Scotland is the first place where golf matches take place.

The sport has been around since the 15th century. It was initially banned from play because the government worried men who were too engrossed in golf to ignore archery training to take part in the protection of the country. As Golf developed, Golf clubs gradually formed and became the official sport as today.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Scottish army tried to spread golf playing to British colonies. The Royal Calcutta is the oldest club outside the British island and exists as a reminder of the aristocratic history of this aristocratic sport.

The development of golf

Within 100 years, the number of golf courses in England has increased from 12 to nearly 1,000. When Golf began to grow, it spread quickly and was widely accepted everywhere. In the US, the first golf courses began to appear in the late 18th century. After that, the American Golf Association established in 1894.

The brilliant development of the golf industry in the US was the premise for the Japanese people to establish. First golf course in 1913 and Golf Association in 1924 in the land of the rising sun. The growth in the number of golf courses has increased so rapidly that even golfers have set up their own agencies to evaluate the impact of golf courses on the environment.

The first balls were stitched with leather and stuffed with feathers but they did not fly far and were easily damaged. Therefore, it is designed to make golf balls made of rubber – a material easily found in tropical areas.

Balls made from metal also began to be manufactured. The American Golf Association was the first entity to adjust the golf ball in the 1930s and as a result created the golf balls we use today.

Golf clubs have grown tremendously since the first wooden golf clubs were formed. As the sport became more and more popular, craftsmen designed elaborate wooden golf clubs for the royal family and wealthy merchants.

So, in the early 1900s, artisans began making metal golf clubs, eventually developing into flexible curves like today. Golfers can now choose between metal or wooden golf clubs. They can also choose the style of the club. This varies flexibly depending on the needs of the player.

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To play golf safely during the Covid-19 pandemic (Part 2)

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In many courts in the US or Europe, golfers have the right to pull bags of sticks and caddy is an optional service. But if using an electric car (buggy/cart), the golden rule is that you should clean the car when you are a driver.

The yard is cleaning the car using in the golf course after each round, but “careful rules are not optimal”. Clean the steering wheel and seats to minimize the risk of infection from people who may have previously used car viruses.

About mobile phone

It is hard to separate your mobile phone in the thirst for information in today’s society, so phones must also “play” in case the golfer needs to check-in or share photos, status up social media, or run the business while you wait for your turn.

If so, put it carefully in a private place for the purpose of cleanliness is a priority, and the fear of losing is secondary during the COVID-19 pandemic. The plastic pedestal in front of the seat is the most convenient place to put things, but it is the place to avoid placing phones. And do not pass the phone to others, and vice versa.

Clubhouse

When you really need to, come in and out immediately and keep a safe distance. That contributes to slowing down the rate of infection. Avoid entering the meeting hall when crowded.

When entering, choose an outdoor seat with a radius of 1.8 meters compared to nearby tables. Wash hands or sanitize with disinfectant solution after touching many exposed areas such as doorknobs, table edges, chair backs.

Conducting with golfers

When starting at the putting green or putt practice area, keep your distance from those around you. Few will complain you are impolite this season. With the handshake in the entry hole and the traditional round peg, the golfer should show in another way, such as pushing, kicking each other, or touching a stick, if you want more golf.

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6 most prestigious golf tournaments in the world (Part 1)

Every year thousands of small and large golf tournaments around the world. However, only the big tournaments that bring together famous golfers are noticed by many fans and look forward to every day and every hour. Golfnet scores 6 most prestigious golf tournaments in the world today.

1. The Masters

The Masters is the first annual golf tournament in April. Calculated so that the last round of golf will end on the second Sunday of April each year. It is one of the four largest and most prestigious golf tournaments in the world. The Masters World Golf Tournament first took place in 1934 at the Augusta National Course in Georgia, where the tournament is still held.

With a total prize of up to 9 million USD this will certainly be the tournament with the highest prize and the most expected golfer of the year. Each year, the tournament gathers around 50 to 60 professional golf golfer leading the world. This is a tournament with a number of special traditions, not to mention the green vest called Green Jacket is considered the most prestigious award in the sports world.

2. The US Open

The US Open world golf tournament is organized by the American golf association in the middle of June every year and ends on the third Sunday of June. This is the second tournament in the four major events of the world golf village. It is also the official schedule of European Tour and PGA Tour.

The US Open golf tournament was first held at the Newport Country Club golf course on October 4, 1895. This grand tournament is quite special in terms of venue. Each year will be held at different golf courses around the United States.

The selection of golf courses to organize the tournament is very strict, most of the courses are long, high rough grass, narrow fairway and short grass on the green making the ball rolling very quickly, giving players new challenges difficult to conquer.