Golf is a recreational and competitive sport where players hit a golf ball into a hole with a club in as few strokes as possible. Originating in Scotland, the first major golf tournament began in 1860. Golf is played by individuals who compete on a course of either 9 or 18 holes and professionally over the span of multiple days. Players utilize various clubs to tee off from a tee box, and aim towards the fairway or putting green where a putter is then used to direct the ball into the hole cup. With a diverse variety of equipment and locations, golf is an incredibly versatile sport.
Golf dates to the period between 960 to 1279 in China during the Song Dynasty era, but in today's game, it's been traced to 1457 in Scotland when players used feather-stuffed balls and club-shaped tree branches to play golf at that time.
Birdie is a golf term that originated in the United States and means a score of a 1-under par score on any single golf hole by a golfer. Meaning getting a birdie is a very good score, and the only score better is an Ace (Hole-in-One).
The most clubs you can have in a bag are 14, but in standard cases, average golfers carry 12 clubs while professional golfers carry 13 or 14 clubs. According to the USGA (United States Golf Association), the combination of clubs can vary in woods, irons, and wedges.