Golf in the Lake Winnipesaukee area of New Hampshire can be an exciting way to spend your day.
been anxiously waiting for the snow to melt to pull out your clubs and
practice your swing. Or perhaps you've come here on a vacation and want
to try out the different courses.
Whether you're new to the sport or you're a veteran, the Lake Winnipesaukee area in New Hampshire has many country clubs and courses to choose from.
The natural beauty of Lake Winnipesaukee provides an awesome backdrop for this sport. There are plenty of
driving ranges and miniature putting places.
some stories, "golf" originated as an acronym. It stands for
"gentleman only, ladies forbidden." Actually, its an old wives tale.
word actually originated from Dutch and old Scots. The Dutch word is
"kolf" which meant "club." When the word was passed down to the Scots
it became "golve," "gowl" or "gouf." By the 1500s, the word "golf" came
This sport is no longer
considered a slow-paced, low activity game. It has become a game that
many people choose to maintain physical activity.
Players need strength, flexibility, stamina and coordination to improve their game. Since this is a sport that is played outdoors over a large area, people do a lot of walking.
This game is ideal for people of all ages. It requires a course, clubs, green fees, balls and other items. There are inexpensive courses
to get started on. Also, either borrowing or purchasing used clubs is a
less expensive way to find out if you like playing the game. It is
recommended to take a few lessons to ensure you're doing things right.
To be successful at this sport and reach your full potential, the following should be part of your fitness program:
Bogey - a score of one stroke over par
Birdie - a score of 1 stroke under par
Caddie - person who carries the clubs and gives pointers
Course - entire area that the game is played: fairways, putting greens, sand traps and other hazards. Consists of 9 or 18 holes
Double bogey - a score of 2 over par
Double eagle - a score of 3 less than par
Eagle - a score of 2 less than par
Fairway - the main part of a course between the tee and the green
Hole in one - when the player hits the ball into the hole in one stroke
- the number of strokes an expert would be expected to use at a
particular hole without mistakes. It's based on the number of strokes
to reach the green plus 2 putts
Putt - an easy tap to the ball to move it into the hole
Putting green - an area of small, mowed grass around the hole
Rough - an area of long grass, bushes, trees, sand or other natural obstacles
Stroke - forward motion of a club meant to hit a ball.
I'm sure you'll enjoy getting out your clubs and enjoy this sport in and around the Lake Winnipesaukee area of New Hampshire. If you're a beginner, I hope this information has helped you. For the veteran player, I'm sure the different courses in this region will keep you busy and you'll enjoy all your vacation getaways to the lakes region.