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The Rules of Golf – EXPLAINED!

The Rules of Golf – EXPLAINED!


Ninh explains The Rules of Golf
The object of the game is to get your ball into the hole in as few strokes as possible. Golf is one of the oldest sports in the world
and in this game, a golfer uses a selection of clubs, (which are these things here) to
hit a ball into a hole which is denoted by a flag. A typical hole looks like this, with different
terrain and obstacles to make it challenging to play. To start, a golfer must have the correct equipment. Each player must use golf balls that they
can identify as their own and usually they mark the ball with a pen or a marker. A golfer is allowed no more than 14 clubs
in his bag. If they are found with more than 14, a two
shot penalty is added to the first hole. The game starts at the first hole. A player will start by hitting their golf
ball within two club lengths behind the markers. The aim of this first shot is to hit the ball
as close to the hole as possible. Once they have completed their shot, it’s
their opponents turn to do the same. In Golf, it is customary for the person who
is furthest from the hole to make the next shot. Players alternate shots until both players
have put their balls into the hole. The amount of strokes it took to sink the
ball is recorded, and then they move onto the next hole. The golden rule of golf is that you must play
the ball as it lies. You cannot move the ball or the environment
around it to create a better shot for yourself. Doing so will result in a two stroke penalty. A game is typically played over 9 or 18 holes. The player who completes the course in the
fewest amount of strokes … wins. The beauty about Golf is that no two holes
are exactly alike anywhere in the world. Every golf course is different and each one
is designed to make it challenging to get the ball into the hole. There are obstacles such as water hazards,
bunkers, roughs and surroundings that make it an interesting challenge. Golfers use different clubs to achieve different
types of precision shots to combat these obstacles. That’s basically all you need to know initially,
but there’s a few rules that you’ll also need to know before playing or watching Golf. For example. Par
Each hole has an average number of shots that a typical golfer should complete it in, based
on difficulty and length. This is known as the ‘par’ of the hole. Depending on how you performed on the hole
determines how your shot is designated. This table makes it easy for you to identify
the relevant golfing terminology given your performance. For example, if you manage to sink the ball
in one stroke fewer than par, this is known as a birdie. One stroke more than par is known as a bogey
etc. Hole in One
If you manage to hit your ball into the hole on the very first shot, this is known as a
hole in one. Hole in ones are typically shot on holes with
a Par of 3, as they are generally shorter than other holes. Penalty
A penalty is an extra stroke that is added to your score. This is usually awarded in the following situations. Ball unplayable
Sometimes it’s not possible to play a shot because of where the ball has landed. If this happens, you must declare the ball
unplayable and you have the following three options. In any case, this carries a one stroke penalty. Water Hazard
There are two types of water hazard surrounding a golf course. If you hit your ball into the water, this
will incur a one stroke penalty. Without going into two much detail, here’s
what you can do with each type of hazard. Bunker
These are the pits of sand that are usually near the green where the hole is situated. Balls that land in the bunker are difficult
to play. You cannot disrupt the sand prior to hitting
the ball, and you cannot remove natural objects such as twigs, or grass from the bunker. Lost Ball
Sometimes you cannot find your ball. If you cannot find your ball within 5 minutes,
this is known as a lost ball you must go back to where you hit previous shot and play the
shot again. This also carries a one stroke penalty. If you have found this video at all helpful,
be sure to like share and subscribe. It takes me ages to make one of these things
and good karma is much appreciated. Follow me on Twitter also, but in the meantime,
enjoy Golf. Ninh Ly – www.ninh.co.uk – @NinhLyUK

Comments (100)

  1. Ninh explains the Rules of Golf – it’s a simple enough sport to understand, but some of it can be tricky. I hope you find this video helpful in understanding how Golf is played!

  2. As a long time golfer, I found that this video did a very nice job at explaining the basic understanding of golf to someone who doesn't know how to play. I also appreciate how you didn't go into detail about all of the different situations regarding water hazards and unplayable balls, as that would likely have been too much to remember for some. Well done!

  3. Ninh I love you! Every time you upload I'm so happy. Thank you and keep going, especially with sports rules

  4. You should do rules of games like poker and blackjack

  5. Do a video on the rules of mma

  6. Can you do the rules of beach football

  7. I dont know if you would make these videos but like videos on how the premire leauge works or soccer in general but not like the rules of soccer but the rules of that leauge like how a team makes the playoffs and stuff

  8. So how do you figure out all these rules for all these sports?

  9. what is difference between mini golf and golf ?

  10. Commented in HK…

  11. Any chance you'll do a video on auto racing?

  12. In friendly games outside the scope of professional competition, there are two terms whose meaning should be explained, so I'll do it here.

    Mulligan: if a player deems his stroke unsatisfactory, he and his opponents may agree to have him replay the ball without penalty. Typically, a mulligan is granted before the players leave the spot from which the stroke was made.

    Gimmie: if the ball stops within a distance of the hole so short that missing the next shot would be unthinkable, the player and his opponents may agree to count one stroke without actually hitting the ball into the hole.

    Obviously, these are not allowed at any level of competition other than a game between friends, and even there they may be frowned on as unsportsmanlike. But the average person should at least be aware of what these terms refer to.

  13. You really are doing God's work uploading these outstanding explanatory sports videos. Abundant good karma to you.

  14. What sport will you explain next? I love these videos

  15. I noticed that it takes a lot of patience to play the game of golf. Can I smoke a joint in game or would that be a one stroke penalty?

  16. Ninh you think you can just put Dropkick Murphys as the background music and expect me not to notice?

  17. There's a golf course near Montreal, Canada, where on one hole there's a high-voltage pylon standing in the middle of the fairway. The house rules, as written on your scorecard, state that if your ball lies behind the pylon or too close to it, you can move it sideways without penalty and without it counting as a stroke. Is that kind of house rule common around the world?

  18. YES! Finally! I have a video to show people when they don't get golf!

  19. Could you explain how golf clubs work? Like drivers and sand wedges because I don’t understand those

  20. I am a beginner learnt the things very easily – good and quick way

  21. Learnt a lot from ur videos..Thank you!

  22. Love how you used Dropkick Murphy's in this! Pure awesome!

  23. Well done, Ninh! That was very informative for such a short video!

  24. Golf is a very social sport, when I was at a high school golf meet I me and another person spent the entire time talking about South Park while golfing

  25. I came for the rules..
    stayed for the dropkick Murphy's
    and the rules good vid

  26. some people call golf as boring sport,
    but I don't think it is,it is an interesting sport

  27. Narrator is Irish.

  28. Good video! I came to YouTube to learn and after two bullshit video, god blessed me with yours. I just wanted to know what par was. Thank you

  29. Oh thank goodness someone has shown me what par means. It’s one thing to read about the terms of golf but I really needed to see them in action. Now I can watch and know what’s going on.

  30. I really like your explanation. After several trips with the kids to their lessons your explanation actually cleared me up best

  31. I'm learning golf so I can start playing with my husband, but I don't know a dang thing about the sport! This helped a ton. Thank you!

  32. thath was cool!:) thanks brotha.

  33. Good video very helpful

  34. Very helpful video

  35. Great video and explanation. Thank you!

  36. Good simple explanation.

  37. Golf is booooooooooooooring

  38. Listen, you don’t know how much I appreciate this video !! Thank you for all the information…very simple and clear !! 👌🏼

  39. Thank you for telling the rules a learned alot XD

  40. What's a "handicap" or something? And do you also play at a certain level or something?

  41. Hello ninh ly pls explain kabbadi in your next video

  42. All your videos are really good and really helpful

  43. A very well made and easy to understand video

  44. Ninh, one rule you forgot is that you must yell, "FORE!" to prevent your opponent from being injured.

  45. Ah. A sport for the rich.

  46. Brilliant explanation of the Rules thank you.

  47. I like the explanation, very clear and precise. However, to tell you the truth, I cannot stand golf. I would rather watch paint dry. I was just curious about the rules of this game.

  48. How is disc golf different?

  49. Thank you! Just started to play golf a month ago and fell madly in love with it)

  50. New to golf thanks for this video

  51. Rules of Gilli Danda

  52. Thank you for the rules of golf i have golf match on 8/29/18

  53. Very good. Much appreciated

  54. Being a caddy this summer and i knew nothing about golf. Now i kinda feel like an expert lol

  55. ∆Inserts inappropriate hole in one joke…

  56. Great explanation!!!

  57. Awesome. Loved the education

  58. How the fuck is audience is so calm and not scared 😂😂

    I would end up hitting ball in crowd

  59. Thank you for putting it into layman's terminology. I learned alot and I knew very little before your video.You made it easy to understand the basics.Thanks

  60. There is no sports playing field more beautiful or varied than that of golf…

  61. y cant I download it

  62. Good explain, but I didn't find the very only thing I came to this video. Why the score is negative and why the more negative points the better.

  63. Dropkick Murphys! 😃🍀🇮🇪

  64. I’m only here to understand Niall Horan tweets

  65. I would like to note that some courses have local rules that can be found on the score card. This is still a great video though

  66. Your videos are cool.

  67. There should also be a penalty for golfers throwing their clubs away when they are upset.

  68. Very good explanation

  69. Instructive and interesting!

  70. Imagine if sir said in flow of other videos that” the object of the game is to score more points than your opponent”

  71. Is the player declared winner on 'Hole in One', eloborate on that shot and scoring from there.

  72. Thanks this really helped with my school project!!! 😀

  73. growing up, I hated golf and thought it was dump, I thought how can people like this game, but just recently. I used to work at a golf course, I seen a lot of people playing the game, and I ending up really liking it. I still learning the game, and I know it takes so much of hard work to play like Tiger Woods, but I wish I started to play golf sooner when I was young…if you guys watch the greatest game ever played. its a movie and its about a low class man name frances, its really good story and very inspiring it.

  74. 3:48 wow he literally throw the club into the water

  75. If you could explain the score board
    That would be perfect
    BTW nice helpful video

  76. Great work sir! This will help my students out a lot. This will help a lot of people understand how basic Golf rules can be fore the weekend golfer. Happy Golfing to all!

  77. THE BEST VIDEO PRESENT ON YOUTUBE IF YOU ARE NEW TO GOLF!! Oh my God Thank you soo much Ninh for this amazing video! God Bless you!!!

  78. Going on a golf trip after a 10 year break with newbies and was soooo nervous lol. This video just brought my confidence back and made me realize i am still good.

    Thank you mills from Tanzania

  79. How long does a golf match last, I know it is not timed like Football or basketball, but like is it 3 hrs or 4 hrs on an average??

    And
    Have you watched any sports by going to a stadium??

  80. I'm no golf fan I couldn't think of anything more boring… And don't have the patience. Having said that I do appreciate the skill involved.

  81. Thank you, very helpful for a beginner.

  82. my crush plays golf so here i am watching this at 3am instead of studying

  83. Gardening my mayonnaise lives in all your professional dices.

  84. Really helpful and informational, I loved it!

  85. Explain them to cheater trump

  86. Thanks dad always watches golf so I wanted to watch it with him but did not understand it

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