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15th Hole (Firethorn) Is Augusta National's Easiest

Par: Par 5 Length: 550 yards Name: Firethorn The answer to the question, "What is the easiest hole at Augusta National Golf Club?" is this one, Hole No. 15 — at least, as measured by Masters Tournament scoring averages.

Champions Tour Record for Most Consecutive Birdies

Do you know what the Champions Tour record is for making the most birdies in a row? Now you do: The longest birdie streak in senior tour history is eight birdies in a row. And eight consecutive birdies is a streak that has happened five times, by five different golfers. Here's the list.

The Hogan Bridge at Augusta National: Photos, Facts and History

The Hogan Bridge at Augusta National Golf Club. It's one of the most-famous landmarks on arguably the world's most-famous golf course, and it is located on one of the most picturesque holes in golf: the 12th hole, named "Golden Bell." The Hogan Bridge crosses Rae's Creek, which flows in front of the 12th green.

How to Play the Perfecto Golf Game

Perfecto is the name of a golf game that a group of golfers can use to put a little money — or just pride — on the line. Perfecto rewards golfers who hit greens and fairways and make their putts. Easy, right? To earn a point in Perfecto (or to win the wager amount), a golfer must do all three of these things on a hole:

8th Hole at Augusta National: Yellow Jasmine

Par: Par 5 Length: 570 yards Name: Yellow Jasmine The No. 8 hole at Augusta National golf club is the second par-5 hole on the front nine. It is the second-longest hole on the course, made longer by the fact that it plays uphill. (Yet it plays as one of the easier holes at Augusta.)

Butler Cabin at Augusta National: Facts, History and Secrets

Butler Cabin is the name of one of the many landmarks at Augusta National Golf Club, home of The Masters Tournament. Golf fans know it as the place from which the post-tournament interview with the winner takes place. But not much is known about it to outsiders. So let's go over some of the Butler Cabin details.

LPGA Cosmopolitan Open Golf Tournament

The Cosmopolitan Open was a golf tournament on the LPGA Tour played in Illinois from the late 1950s to the mid-1960s.

Madeira Islands Open Golf Tournament

The Madeira Islands Open was a golf tournament on the European Tour that was played from the early 1990s into the 2010s. It was played on the island of Madeira, an Atlantic Ocean island southwest of Portugal (of which the island is part) and due west of Morocco.

1st Hole at Augusta National: Tea Olive

Par: Par 4 Length: 445 yards Name: Tea Olive The first hole at Augusta National Golf Club begins right next to the clubhouse. The drive is uphill and there's a slight doghill to the right. Trees on the left will catch drives that stray too far. The approach is to an undulating green.

George Washington Classic (LPGA Tour Golf Tournament)

The Georgia Washington Classic was a golf tournament on the LPGA Tour that was played in Pennsylvania in the 1970s. It was a 54-hole tournament.

Carroll's International, Former Golf Tournament in Ireland

The Carroll's International was a golf tournament in Ireland played from the early 1960s to the mid-1970s. It pre-dated the formation of the European Tour, but was part of the Euro Tour's first few seasons.

11th Hole at Augusta National: White Dogwood

Par: Par 4 Length: 520 yards Name: White Dogwood The 11th hole at Augusta National Golf Club has the distinction of being the hole that starts "Amen Corner." That stretch of Augusta National, down in one corner of the course property, includes the 11th, 12th and 13th holes.

Wendy's Championship for Children Golf Tournament (LPGA Tour)

The Wendy's Championship for Children was an LPGA Tour golf tournament that was played in Ohio from the late 1990s until the early 2000s.

BMW Asian Open Golf Tournament (European Tour)

The BMW Asian Open was a men's professional golf tournament co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour that was played in the early 2000s. Although it was played only a handful of times, there are two significant facts about it.

10th Hole at Augusta National: Camellia

Par: Par 4 Length: 495 yards Name: Camellia The hole that begins Augusta National Golf Club's back nine, the 10th hole, is the most-difficult one on the golf course by Masters Tournament scoring average.

How to Play a N.O.S.E. Tournament in Golf

If you don't want to blow your NOSE tournament, first start by understanding what a "N.O.S.E." tournament is in golf. It's a tournament format in which the golfers count their scores only on holes that begin with one of the letters that make up "N.O.S.E."

Magnolia Lane At Augusta National Golf Club

Magnolia Lane at Augusta National Golf Club is, really, just a driveway. But it is perhaps the most famous driveway in America. And every year at Masters Tournament time, it leads golfers and golf fans on a weeklong journey.

18th Hole at Augusta National: Holly

Par: Par 4 Length: 465 yards Name: Holly The 18th hole at Augusta National Golf Club is one of the most-famous closing holes in golf by virtue of its being the home hole for both ANGC and The Masters Tournament.

Augusta National Scorecard: Hole Names, Yards, Pars and More

Augusta National Golf Club is one of the most exclusive golf clubs on the planet, a place that cares mightily about its reputation and about appearances. But the Augusta National scorecard, on the other hand, is about as plain-Jane as it gets: simple dark text on a white background. Nothing fancy, no wasted words or excess information, no special graphics. Just the facts:

The Long and Short Golf Format

How do you play the golf format named Long and Short? It's right there in the name: Long and Short is a 2-person team game in which one of the partners plays all the long shots and the other plays all the short shots.

12th Hole at Augusta National: Golden Bell

Par: Par 3 Length: 155 yards Name: Golden Bell One of the most famous par-3 holes in all of golf, the 12th hole at Augusta National Golf Club is named "Golden Bell." It sits down in one corner of the course with Rae's Creek crossing in front of the green.

How 'Bo Derek' Became a Golf Expression and What It Means

In golf, a "Bo Derek" is usually something you don't want ... but sometimes you do. That's because "Bo Derek" is a slang term with two different meanings, but one of those meanings is far more common than the other.

The Masters Theme Song and the Lyrics You Never Knew Existed

You know the Masters theme song, right? That's the instrumental music that plays at the start of every Masters Tournament TV broadcast on CBS. That song has a name — Augusta (surprise, surprise) — and it was composed by Dave Loggins . But the TV version every golf fan knows doesn't have any words:

What Are the Tiger Tees On a Golf Course?

The term "Tiger tees" is a slang term in golf for the tee boxes used in professional tournaments. In other words, the Tiger tees are the rearmost teeing grounds a golf course has available.

Explaining the Selected Score Golf Format

Do you like to play 36 holes in one day? Do you have buddies who enjoy the same? Then get a group together and go play the golf format called Selected Score (or Select Score). Selected Score can also be used as a two-day tournament format or as a bonus game or wager in a two-day tournament.

Does Putter Shaft Flex Have Any Effect on Putting Success?

Another way of asking the question in the title of this article: Do golfers need to worry about — to think at all about — the flex (stiff, regular, etc.) of the shaft in their putter? The short answer: Almost certainly not.

Amateur Winners in Golf Majors Plus Best Finishes Since

How many amateur golfers have won a men's professional major? Have any amateur golfers come close to winning lately? We can aswer those questions, so let's get to it.

How to Play the Blind Nine Golf Format

In the Blind Nine golf tournament format, sometimes called Blind Hole (or Blind 9), only nine of the 18 holes count for each team's final score. The catch? The teams don't know which nine holes count until the round is over.

How to Play the Arnies Bet in Golf

"Arnies" is the name of a side bet in golf that golfers can play within a group. The bet pays off to a golfer who makes par on a hole without ever being in the fairway. Miss the fairway on your drive, miss the fairway on your approach, yet still make par on the hole? You just won an Arnie.

Explaining the Golf Side Bet Named Fish

"Fish" is the name of a side bet in golf that involves making the first birdie of the round, the longest birdie putt, and the most overall birdies. If your group doesn't make a lot of birdies, then you'll need to use handicaps and net scores to make Fish a fun game. (This game is not to be confused with two similarly named games, Big Fish and Fishies .) Here's how Fish works in a group of two, three or four golfers:

Oldest Winners Ever on the Champions Tour

In the history of the Champions Tour, the PGA Tour's circuit for golfers 50 and older, only seven golfers have won past the age of 62. Three of those were 63. So far, only one golfer aged 64 or older has won on the Champions Tour, and that golfer appears multiple times on the list of oldest winners.

How to Play the Golf Game Named English

"English" is the name of a golf game for a group of three golfers. On each hole, those three golfers split six points between them based on which of them made the low score, the middle score and the high score.

The Golf Course 'Burn': Do You Know What It Is?

Golfers (and everyone else) in Scotland, England and some other Commonwealth countries know exactly what a "burn" is on a golf course. But Americans and other golfers mostly hear the term once a year, during the British Open.

Ralph Stonehouse, Golfer Who Hit First Shot in Masters History

Ralph Stonehouse was a highly respected PGA golf professional. He won on the PGA Tour. Today, he is largely forgotten by PGA Tour golf fans, however, except for one thing: Stonehouse played the very first stroke in the history of The Masters Tournament.