The Most Popular Types of Golf Competitions and Scoring Systems

The Most Popular Types of Golf Competitions and Scoring Systems

Sep 8, 2019

Many people who know little about golf believe that it is a boring game played by old people. However, that’s far from the truth. Golf is a dynamic and versatile game, as there are many different types of games and scoring systems you can play and use. You can even earn bonuses, much like in casino games found in the Casino Room. So, if you are one of those people who shy away from golf whenever they have a chance to play, it’s time to change that. Below, you will see the most popular types of competitions and scoring systems that should change your opinion. Stroke Play Stroke play is the most popular and most common type of golf competition that is usually played at professional tournaments. In this game, all players or teams take a shot at all 18 holes. The total number of strokes required by a player is counted, and the person or team with the lowest total number wins.  Match Play In match play, two teams or two players take shots at each hole as a separate event or round. The player/team with the lower number of strokes on a particular hole wins that contest. If the two players have an equal number of shots, the hole is halved. The total number of hole wins is counted and the winner is determined. Foursome Foursome is a type of golf game played by two teams of two players, four players in total. Players of one team take turns hitting the ball until they pot it. One player has the first shot on odd holes and the other on even holes, regardless of who made the last shot. This game can be played under both stroke and match rules. Four Ball Four Ball is similar to Foursome, but each player plays with their own ball. They compete separately for the holes, and their results are added together at the end of each round. The team with the better stroke count wins the hole. Moreover, the team with more holes wins the competition. Scramble Scramble is one of the most dynamic and most interesting types of golf competitions. It is played by teams...

The Benefits of Using Technology In Golf

The Benefits of Using Technology In Golf

May 26, 2019

The world around us is changing constantly with every new wave of technological advances and innovations. The future we all thought was possible only in science fiction movies is here, and soon we will be served by robots in cafes and driven by self-driving cars. A lot of people are scared by that notion, but others choose to see the benefits which are infinite. Sport is no exception to this and golf seems to be the one most affected, or better said, enhanced by the technology. The golf industry is most obviously benefiting from the use of VR and AI, which make the experience easier and bring it closer to everyone. Better experience for viewers Golf wouldn’t be one of the most attractive and richest sports in the world if not for the dedicated golf enthusiasts. Golf is particularly successful on betting services and certain sites like king-of-codes.co.uk that offer great bonus codes, are already making it so easy for fans to bet on their favorite golfers. To make matters even more available for the viewers, technology is bringing golf to them. VR technology is making it possible for fans to watch and root for their players without ever leaving their houses. GPS and other gadgets When it comes to useful devices, golfers already use many technologies that were not possible couple of years ago. A GPS watch that tells you the precise distance on the field or rangefinders that use a laser to tell you the exact yardage are very common tools that golfers use nowadays. Launch monitors are another one of those devices that can tell you statistics about your swing including ball spin rate, angle, and speed and they are especially great for learners who want to know what exactly they need to improve. Another one of the extremely useful gadgets that will soon be available are glasses with heads-up-display. They will allow the players to see their statistics and recommendations for the next move at any given time with just one small click. AI An electronic push cart called Robot Caddie is the first AI golf helper that will soon be available for golf tournaments. This robot will have many...

Top Casinos with Golf Courses in the World

Top Casinos with Golf Courses in the World

May 15, 2019

There are different types of casinos, and each of them is visited for a specific reason. People visit online casinos because it’s convenient and they can do it while chilling at home. They visit a no deposit casino in the UK because it offers all sorts of bonuses for specific games. And they visit smaller casinos that are in the neighbourhood because it is a fun place to hang with friends.    However, luxurious and flashy Casinos are heavily focused on providing spectacular fun for the guests. These institutions are on a constant lookout on how to re-invent themselves and bring new entertaining features for the guests to enjoy. One of the more alluring amenities that casinos tend to invest in is are golf courses. Some of the top-notch designers have been employed to create an exceptional golf course, which easily rivals those courses that were not created by casinos. So, if you are wondering where you can have fun in casinos and then proceed to play the golf game, or vice-versa, here are the top places one should visit.    Shadow Creek and MGM Grand (Las Vegas, Nevada) Shadow Creek is one of the most awe-inspiring courses out there. With lush green terrain and vegetation, you will completely forget you are actually in the desert. It is part of MGM Grand casino in Las Vegas, and given the town’s reputation for boasting the best casinos, it should come as no surprise that one of the best golf courses is there. MGM also has an arena where boxing matches are held regularly and you might get the chance to attend a live music performance as well. Fallen Oak Golf Club and Beau Rivage Casino (Biloxi, Mississippi) A fully equipped casino with private poker rooms, and lots of tables with blackjack, roulette, craps and baccarat. Guests can also stay in a luxury hotel, book their time at the spa and explore the vast 18-hole golf fields. It is located near Biloxi, highly praised for its beauty and cleaver hole design, Fallen Oak Golf Club is definitely a place where good time and amazing scenery are guaranteed. Real Club de Golf and Casino Marbella (Marbella, Spain)...

Tiger Woods – the Ups, Downs and Where He Is Now

Tiger Woods – the Ups, Downs and Where He Is Now

May 11, 2019

The story of Tiger Woods has been told and retold many times and we still get caught by surprise. How can a man beat the odds and take the golf world by storm, only to fall from grace? And how can that same man pay his dues and climb to the top again? Early Life From the get-go, Woods was involved with golf. His father, Earl Woods, introduced Tiger to the clubs, the ball, and the green when he was but two years old. Even before he was ten, he was winning golf competitions for children. Reportedly, he started defeating his father from age 11 onwards. He broke records and impressed professionals and amateurs alike. Suffice it to say that even Jack Nicklaus was eager to meet this young prodigy. The first time Woods entered the PGA Tour was for the Masters in 1995. He was the only amateur that made it into the competition that year. Career In 1996, Tiger Woods could be seen singing deals with Nike and Titleist and winning the title of the Rookie of the Year. One year later he won his first major competition – the Masters. Tiger Woods was slowly, but surely, climbing the ladder of success. In 2000, he managed to win six times in a row during the PGA Tour, which is something that was previously achieved only by Ben Hogan 52 years prior. Woods held a record streak of the number of weeks he was number one. It was 264 weeks and it was broken in 2004 when Vijay Singh overtook Woods. Still, Woods bounced back in 2005, reclaiming his throne. The Fall Woods’s knee troubles were not the first physical problem he experienced, as he had had severe problems with his eyes before, but they were definitely career-threatening. Woods had a surgery of his knee to treat his ruptured ligament and had to take a break from the world of golf until 2009. The knee was also not his most scandalous problem. Though he got married in 2004 to Elin Nordegren, Woods had an affair with Rachel Uchitel, a nightclub worker. With so much pressure and errors made, it was one more that...

The Greatest Golf Tournaments of 2019

The Greatest Golf Tournaments of 2019

May 7, 2019

2019 is upon us, which means that now is the perfect time to discuss the best there is in terms of golf competitions. We will be focusing more on the events themselves and less on the motels, anecdotes about the courses and the promotions from Ladbrokes. Here are the greatest golf competitions in the world. The PGA Championship Our list could hardly start without this little number. It is sometimes referred to as US PGA and it is one of the four major championships. Starting with 2019, it will occur every May, making it the second championship of the year to watch out for. What separates the PGA Championship from the rest of the tourneys is the fact that it invites the top 100 players to join, provided they can meet the requirements. The criteria are difficult to follow and even more onerous to achieve. You can either be a former PGA champion, or among the 15 lowest scorers, win the last five Opens, Open Championships, or Masters, win a tournament sponsored by the PGA Tour, or by special invitation by the PGA of America. This year’s Championship is held at the Bethpage State Park in the state of New York. You are more than welcome to check out the results of Brooks Koepka (trust us, it’s worth it). The Masters This tournament was originally brought into existence by Clifford Roberts and Bobby Jones and has since sported numerous traditions, like the green jacket that is given to the winner for a year. To get the said jacket, golfers from all over the world battle over 4 days on the green. The tournament usually occurs in April and this year was no different. On April 14th in Augusta, Georgia, we’ve found out that the winner was the one and only Tiger Woods who, unfortunately, didn’t make the cut for this year’s PGA Championship. This is Woods’ fifth green jacket, which puts him behind Jack Nicklaus by one win. The US Open In Jun, golfers will try their best in the US Open on Pebble Beach. We are yet to see who the winner will be, though people are already speculating that Koepka has a...