Golf is a game enjoyed all over the world by both players and fans. It's a sport that requires concentration and precision, and it's enjoyed by professional athletes and amateurs, both of whom compete throughout the year for titles and prizes. The basics of golf include hitting a ball with a club, trying hard to hit the ball directly into the hole on the green.

How to Play

Golf, unlike most ball games, cannot and does not utilize a standardized playing area, and coping with the varied terrains encountered on different courses is a key part of the game. The game at the usual level is played on a course with an arranged progression of 18 holes, though recreational courses can be smaller, often having nine holes. Each hole on the course must contain a tee box to start from, and a putting green containing the actual hole or cup 4 1⁄4 inches (11 cm) in diameter. There are other standard forms of terrain in between, such as the fairway, rough (long grass), bunkers (or "sand traps"), and various hazards (water, rocks) but each hole on a course is unique in its specific layout and arrangement.


Golf is played for the lowest number of strokes by an individual, known as stroke play, or the lowest score on the most individual holes in a complete round by an individual or team, known as match play. Stroke play is the most commonly seen format at all levels, but most especially at the elite level.

Sports Associations Details

President

Name

Air Chief Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama


Secretary

Name

Mr. Nishan Navaratne


Treasurer

Name

Mr. G.K. Sudath Kumara


Federation/Association Address

Address

No.223, Model Farm Road, Colombo 08


Federation/Association Tel No

Telephone no

011 - 2667771

0112667772


Email

info@golfsrilanka.org