Golf is a popular sport in the United States, with a rich history dating back to the late 19th century. In the USA, Golf has a rich history and culture, with many notable tournaments and players. The economic impact of the sport is also significant, and a large population enjoys it. The governing body of golf in the USA is the USGA, and it has played a crucial role in maintaining the integrity and rules of the game.

Golf game


The game of golf in the United States can be traced back to the late 1800s when a group of Scottish immigrants brought the game to the country. The first golf club in the US, the St. Andrews Golf Club, was established in 1888 in New York City. The first US Open Championship was held in 1895, and the first Masters’ Tournament was held in 1934. Over the years, golf has grown in popularity in the US, with the sport being played by millions of Americans.

Field and Equipment

A  golf course typically consists of 18 holes, with each hole having a tee box, fairway, rough, and green. The goal of the game is to complete each hole in as few strokes as possible. Golfers use a variety of clubs, including drivers, woods, irons, and putters, to hit the ball toward the hole. The ball used in golf is small and made of rubber, with a dimple pattern on the surface that helps it fly through the air.

Duration and Time Stoppages

Essentially, a round of golf typically takes around 4-5 hours to complete, depending on the number of players and the speed of play. In tournament play, a timekeeper known as a “starter” is responsible for starting and stopping play and for enforcing the rules regarding the pace of play. Additionally, in tournament play, a player is given a certain amount of time in which to play a shot, usually 40 seconds or less.

Overall, Golf in the USA has a long-standing history and culture. The game is played on carefully designed and maintained golf courses using specific equipment. The duration and time stoppages are closely monitored to ensure a smooth flow of the game and to maintain the integrity of the tournament.

Interesting facts about Golf:

  1. Golf is believed to have been brought to the United States by Scottish immigrants in the late 1800s.
  2. The first golf club in the US, the St. Andrews Golf Club, was established in 1888 in New York City.
  3. The sport of golf has a significant economic impact in the United States, with an estimated $84.1 billion in annual economic impact, supporting 2 million jobs.
  4. The United States has produced some of the greatest golfers of all time, including Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and Phil Mickelson.
  5. The United States has hosted the Ryder Cup, a biennial golf competition between teams from the US and Europe, a total of eight times


Liga Tarasova has a history of quality assurance and leading teams in an outsourcing company. Currently, she is working remotely as an Editor in Chief for She stands for fair and safe gambling for people in the USA. Not long ago, she lived in Malta, the global iGaming hub, and worked at an iGaming company offering cloud-based product and platform services to B2B partners. Liga’s passion is visual arts and interior design.