Even though golf is a very simple sport, it requires incredible concentration and accuracy. During the Lima 2019 Games, 18 holes will be played. The lower score wins. This is the second edition of the Pan American Games in which golf will be part of the sports program.
Golf made its debut at Toronto 2015, where Colombia took the lead with three gold medals. The best amateur and professional golfers were allowed to compete in the Lima 2019 Games. This sport was held at the Lima Golf Club during the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.
Birdie: One stroke under par for a hole.
Bogey: One stroke over par for a hole.
Eagle: Two strokes under par for a hole.
Fairway: The desired landing area of closely cropped grass between the tee and the putting green.
Tee box: Also known as teeing ground. It is the starting point on each hole of a golf course.
Putting green: The surface where the cup is located.
Tee: The small stick used to hold the ball off the ground in the tee box.
Bunker: Sand trap
The origins of golf are still much debated. It is said to have been invented in Scotland in the 15th century but also in the Netherlands in the late 13th century.