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Golf, one of the oldest and the most popular sports in the planet, has always been a thing of the rich and famous...
Even though, at first gaze it seems like a casual sport, since it doesn’t have action like soccer or basketball, golf is a top notch game for those who are competitive and who relish challenges.
Sport, game, entertainment and mental recreation – golf has been incredibly popular in the whole world for years, while gaining popularity in this part of the world as well for quite some time now. Golf courses are an inevitable part of exclusive hotels and tourist offerings, so the number of golf-tourists is growing each year, as well as the number of golf courses within luxury resorts around the world.
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The fact that golf is one of the most popular individual sports on the planet is confirmed by over 4 million registered players in Europe, in some manner tearing down the taboo within which golf is a sport reserved only for elite.
Rules of the game are basically simple (even though this game is not naive in any way) – it is played on nine or eighteen holes, and you need to get your ball to the hole with as little shots as you can.
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There is something indescribably classy and dignified in this sport – from the appearance of players, to their stature, behavior and manners.
It is thought that the first golfers were Scotish shepherds, who used rabbit holes instead of real ones, while the clubs were made of wood and the first balls were in fact devised from feathers wrapped in hard leather.
Scotsman have come up with the foundations of golf, which were based on hitting the ball and moving it from the first hole to the last one with the least number of hits, and very fast after that, Scotland could see the emerging of the first official golf clubs.
At the end of the 19th century, in order to create a more dynamic and intense game, with growing the competitive spirit, experts decided to increase the number of holes from nine to eighteen.
It had been believed for a long time that the name of the game, GOLF, was in fact an acronym – Gentlemen only, ladies forbidden, but it seems that it is actually a word with origins in the old Scottish dialects, which was later found in the old Scottish scrolls. However, the word golf has been accepted in the 16th century and it has been in use since then.
Golf became an Olympic sport in Paris in 1900, and it was also played during summer Olympic Games in 1904 in St. Louis. After that, because of lack of interest, it had not appeared in the Olympic Games until 2016.
Did you know that golf is the only sport played on the Moon, when astronaut Alan Shepherd hit two balls with one hand during the Apollo 14 mission?
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In order to step out on a golf course, you need to finish training after which you will get a green card, while you also need recognizable equipment which can be rented as well. Aside from the golf bag, you need to have clubs, balls, gloves, tee nails, shoes and much more things. Since recently, the inevitable gadget of many golfers is TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition watch.
If traditional functions of a smartphone and top notch pedigree of horology are not enough to persuade you to get a Connected watch, set of functions designed to help you improve your game is what you get by wearing Connected Golf edition on the course.
Aside from the green card and equipment, one of the conditions which you must fill before stepping out for a game of golf is a strictly defined dress code. Adequate wardrobe contains golf shoes, classical pants and polo shirts, while women can play in short skirts.
These rules may seem too strict at first, but we believe that, because of them, golf managed to keep its reputation as “the most elegant sport” in the world.
You should enroll in golf classes, because there are numerous advantages of playing this sports. A game with eighteen holes can last up to four or five hours, spent in nature, without stress.
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If you want to see if you can work with someone in business sense, feel free to take them golfing. This is a sport which reveals character, urges you to #DontCrackUnderPressure, concentrate, and show your mental capabilities. Of course, make sure not to forget your new companion for the field – TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition.
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