Sand traps, also known as bunkers, are designed to add challenge and strategic elements to the game of golf. They act as hazards that golfers must navigate around, adding difficulty to shots and requiring finesse and skill to get out of successfully. Sand traps also add visual interest and aesthetic appeal to the golf course.
One professional golfer who was killed in a plane crash is Payne Stewart. In 1999, Stewart's private jet lost cabin pressure and crashed, resulting in his death along with five others on board. Another golfer who died in a plane crash is Mark Hayes. In 1978, Hayes and his father were flying in a small airplane that crashed while en route to a golf course, leading to both of their deaths.
Rory McIlroy is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland. He has won multiple major championships, including the U.S. Open, the Open Championship, and the PGA Championship. He is known for his powerful swing and is considered one of the best golfers in the world.
No, golfer Tom Watson is still playing on the over 50 Champions Tour. He is playing this weekend in Hawaii.
Greg won two majors: the 1986 and 1993 British Opens.
While membership at a private golf club or "country club" can cost in excess of $10,000 per year, there are many "public" courses available where memberships are not required. Additionally, memberships at smaller, public clubs can be $2,000 down to only a few hundred dollars-but membership at public clubs is not a requirement to play the course.
Some popular courses that host PGA TOUR events are public-such as the TPC at Sawgrass, which hosts The Players Championship (although these courses are fairly expensive to play).
Public courses can range in price from $15 per round to over $200 per round.
Equipment is typically the largest single expense, as a top line set of clubs can cost thousands of dollars. However, starter sets or used sets can cost $100 or less.
Additionally, there are some courses that offer "rental" sets, although these clubs are typically of older design and low quality.
Still, golf can be enjoyable even for people of limited means. You don't have to buy $2,500 Ping clubs and Titleist golf balls at $45 per dozen.
You can find clubs for $100 and a dozen balls for $10.
Among fairly active players I would say that's mostly Colin Montgomerie, who played in 72 majors, finishing second in 5 of them. Lee Westwood, the first player to earn a top-3 in each major before winning one of them, has played in 60. Sergio Garcia and Steve Stricker have played 58, and Luke Donald has participated in 39.
The first black man to play in the Masters Tournament was Lee Elder, in 1975.
The best quality clubs on the market today would be ones such as Taylormade, Titleist, Ping and Callaway. These are very popular with low amateurs as well as regularly used on the PGA Tour. There are also some less expensive brands however the ones listed above are so popular for a reason, it is because they are so good. The pros would not use a club which did not improve their game.
Sandy Lyle of Scotland shot a 2 over 282 to win the 1985 British Open at Royal St. George's Gold Club. He won 65,000 pounds.
Vincent van Gogh was buried in a small cemetery in Méry, near Auvers-sur-Oise. His brother Theodore was later buried beside Vincent.
Vincent and Theo van Gogh's graves are at the cemetery of Auvers-sur-Oise about 30 km from Paris.
Tiger Woods, he won The US Open, The Open and PGA Championship in 2000. He followed these with the 2001 Masters, the only player to hold all four major championship titles at the same time, this became known as the Tiger Slam.
"On Sept. 25, 1974, [Mike] Austin was playing in the US National Seniors Open Championship at the Winterwood Golf Course in Las Vegas, a course since renamed Desert Rose. Austin drew back and unleashed a blast that flew more than 400 yards, bounced in front of the green and came to rest 65 yards beyond the flag-stick. That shot set the Guinness world record as the longest drive ever recorded in a PGA tournament: 515 yards."
The PGA Tour started on January 17, 1916
Jack Nicklaus has 19 runner-up finishes - 10 more than Arnold Palmer
Full list here: http://www.intotherough.co.uk/golf-features/golfers-with-most-runner-up-finishes-at-major-championships
the country club at brookline
No. The Country Club at Brookline was strictly a club. It was the 1st 'country Club." They didnt start playing golf at Brookline until 1892. So its definitely not the first golf "course."
It is an annual event but was canceled in 1917 and 1918 due to WWI, and in 1942-1945 due to WWII. 2011 is the 111th US Open.
Tiger Woods' current caddy is Steve Williams. At the start of his professional career, he was caddied by Mike 'Fluff' Cowan. Those two gentlemen have been his only caddies during his professional career. However, at the President's Cup tournament played at the end of September, 2007 he will be caddied by Billy Foster, who is currently Darren Clarke's caddy. Steve Willliams is going to be in New Zealand at that time awaiting the birth of his child.
Kathy Whitworth was born on September 27, 1939.
From a November 2005 KPMG Golf Course Development Cost Survey:
"Recent research confirms that there are approximately 32,000 golf courses worldwide."
Depends what golf course it is. Cimmie.
Jack Nicklaus has won 18 major tournaments:
6 Masters: 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, and 1986
4 US Open: 1962, 1967, 1972, and 1980
3 British Open: 1966, 1970, and 1978
5 PGA Championship: 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, and 1980