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Looks like fun doesn't it! Well you're right, golf is a fantastic way to have
fun while being outside, getting some exercise, hanging out with your friends
and filling in your spare time. If you've never played golf before or perhaps
you've tried golf and want to learn how to play from an experienced coach then
joining a club is the best way to learn how.
Find out where you can learn to play golf:
NZ Golf Association
Womens Golf New Zealand
As a beginner you might also want to try Kiwi Golf, it's a fun way to
learn how to play and all the equipment is made especially for young people.
Ask your teacher to run a KiwiGolf session at school. You can find out more
about KiwiGolf through the KiwiSport News
or contacting the AMP Golf Foundation.
Golf balls are round - right? Well, not always! In Golf Cross the ball is shaped
like a rugby ball and instead of hitting it into a hole the aim of the game
is to hit the ball through a goal. Inventor of GolfCross, Burton Silver, says
that the shape of the ball makes it easier to hit it straight. Find
out more about Golf Cross.
Test your knowledge of Golf on the Quick Golf Quiz!
Click here for the answers
- How many rules does golf have?
- What are hazards on a golf course?
Flying golf balls
Bunkers & water hazards
Trees and bushes
- If my ball is behind a tree and I can't see the hole can I move it?
Yes, you can
move the ball away from the tree until you can see the hole.
Yes, you can move
the ball a golf club length away from the tree.
No, the ball must be played
where it is or for a one-shot penalty you can move it two golf club lengths
No, you must try to hit the ball
- What is a divot?
A small pin the ball sits on
A small hole in the ground
caused by the golf swing
A large bag to put golf clubs in
A large hat to wear while playing golf
- Which club do you use to hit the ball a very long way?
- What is Tiger Woods' real first name?
A big part of the game of golf is 'putting'. This is when the ball is very
near the hole on the green. Putting is when you hit the ball gently across the
green into the hole. Whether you are an experienced player or have never picked
up a club before you'll love MiniGolf - find out where your nearest MiniGolf
Centre is and have a go!
Tiger's Coming to NZ!
Tiger Woods, said to be the best golfer in the world, is coming to New Zealand
in January 2002. While in New Zealand he will play in the New Zealand Golf Open
10 - 13 January at the Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club, near Wellington. Tiger became
a professional golfer in 1996 when he was only 20 years old - that's really
young for someone to be so good! Since then he has won 35 tournaments and is
the first person ever to hold four major professional titles at the same time.
Read about Rotorua Boys High School
World Champion Golf team
More about Tiger Woods
Golf Quiz Answers
- Bunkers & water hazards
- No, the ball must be played where it is
or for a one-shot penalty you can move it two golf club lengths
- A small hole
in the ground caused by the golf swing