In the Know

In the know

Nuggets of useful golf information. Etiquette, rules advice, news and views.

You want to be ‘in the know’ when it comes to golf.

If you are still new to the game then you might want to check out my golf glossary. Make sure you know your birdies from your eagles!

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In the Know:

Useful Links:

Governing Bodies

R&A: Custodians of the game along with the USGA.

USGA: In conjunction with the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews they set the rules we all have to play by.

Professional Tours

PGA Tour: Primarily based in the USA. The one that most pros are aiming to get on!

European Tour: Based mainly in Europe but with events in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australia!

Japan Golf Tour: Yes you guessed it. The main golf tour for men in Japan.

Asian Tour: Events in Asia and Australia excluding Japan. Holds a number of co-sanctioned events with the European Tour.

Korn Ferry Tour: Feeder for PGA Tour.

Challenge Tour: Feeder for European Tour.

LPGA Tour: Largest Tour for Ladies with events primarily in the USA.

Ladies European Tour: The European equivalent of the LPGA.

Japan LPGA: The Japanese Ladies Tour.