In golf, players try to hit a small ball into a hole using different types of clubs. The game is typically played outdoors on specially designed courses with 9 or 18 holes. Golf is a very popular sport, and it can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels.
There are two main types of golf: match play and stroke play. In match play, players compete against each other in individual matches. The winner of each match is the player who wins the most holes. In stroke play, players try to complete a course in the lowest number of strokes possible.
Players must tee off (hit the ball from a raised platform) on each hole, and must play their ball from where it lies unless it is in a hazard (a water hazard or a bunker). If a ball is hit into a water hazard, the player must take a one-stroke penalty and play their next shot from the point where the ball last crossed the edge of the hazard. If a ball is hit into a bunker, the player must take a one-stroke penalty and play their next shot from within the bunker.
Once all players have hit their ball into the hole, they add up their scores and the player with the lowest score wins the game.
There are many different variations of golf, but these are the basic rules that all players should know before starting a game. Golf is a fun and challenging sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. So get out there and give it a try!