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Park Golf
PARK GOLF (パークゴルフ, pāku gorufu) is a form of golf played in a park that was invented in Makubetsu, Hokkaido , Japan
Japan
in 1983. Aesthetically, it resembles a sport somewhere between golf and croquet . The competitive object of the game is to hit the ball into a hole with a club in the fewest number of strokes. At the same time, there is also a strong emphasis on harmony with other players (players of park golf are referred to as parkers) and the natural setting of the course. The founders of the sport wanted to keep it simple so that people of all ages could become parkers easily. A single ball and club are sufficient for a game of park golf. Courses are relatively short and the physical strain of the game is low. The cost of playing is also low and the rules are simple. For this reason, it is a good sport for children and families. Despite this, the majority of the 700,000 parkers continue to be of retirement age
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Croquet
CROQUET is a sport that involves hitting plastic or wooden balls with a mallet through hoops (often called "wickets" in the United States) embedded in a grass playing court. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Captain Moreton\'s Eglinton Castle
Eglinton Castle
* 2 Competitive variations * 3 Pronunciation * 4 Variations * 4.1 Association * 4.2 Golf
Golf
* 4.3 Garden * 4.4 American six-wicket * 4.5 Nine-wicket * 4.6 Ricochet * 5 Glossary of terms * 6 In art and literature * 7 In politics * 8 Clubs * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 External links HISTORY Paille-maille (pall-mall) illustrated in Old English Sports, Pastimes and Customs, published 1891
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Fanny Pack
A FANNY PACK (American English) or BUM BAG (British English) is a small fabric pouch usually secured with a zipper and worn by use of a strap around the hips or waist. The American and British names derive from the fact that they are often worn with the pouch above the buttocks, for which "fanny" and "bum" are the slang terms in each country respectively, although they may also be worn with the pouch at the front. Bags attached to belts have been in use since antiquity in many cultures. One origin was the Native American buffalo pouch which was used instead of sewing pockets into clothing. Buffalo pouches may also be worn on the wrist or carried on the front of the chest via a neck strap or lanyard . The European medieval belt-pouch is another antecedent which was superseded as clothing came to have pockets. The Scottish sporran is a similar belted pouch that survived because of the impracticality of pockets in a kilt
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Hokkaidō
HOKKAIDO (北海道, Hokkaidō, literally "Northern Sea Circuit ") (Japanese: ( listen )), formerly known as EZO, YEZO, YESO, or YESSO, is the second largest island of Japan
Japan
, and the largest and northernmost prefecture . The Tsugaru Strait separates Hokkaido
Hokkaido
from Honshu
Honshu
. The two islands are connected by the undersea railway Seikan Tunnel . The largest city on Hokkaido
Hokkaido
is its capital, Sapporo
Sapporo
, which is also its only ordinance-designated city . About 43 km north of Hokkaido
Hokkaido
lies Sakhalin
Sakhalin
island, Russia
Russia
, whereas to its east and north-east are the disputed Kuril Islands
Kuril Islands

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Olympic Games
The modern OLYMPIC GAMES or OLYMPICS (French : Jeux olympiques ) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions . The Olympic Games
Olympic Games
are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games
Olympic Games
are held every four years , with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart. Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games
Olympic Games
, which were held in Olympia, Greece
Olympia, Greece
, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, leading to the first modern Games in Athens in 1896
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Japan
Coordinates : 35°N 136°E / 35°N 136°E / 35; 136 Japan 日本国 Nippon-koku or Nihon-koku Flag Imperial Seal ANTHEM: * " Kimigayo " * 君が代 "His Imperial Majesty's Reign" GOVERNMENT SEAL OF JAPAN * * Go-Shichi no Kiri (五七桐) Area controlled by Japan
Japan
shown in green—claimed, but uncontrolled shown in light green Capital and largest city
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Handicap (golf)
A golf HANDICAP is a numerical measure of a golfer's potential ability. In stroke play , it is used to calculate a net score from the number of strokes actually played during a competition, thus allowing players of different proficiency to play against each other on somewhat equal terms. In match play, the handicap difference between players is used to determine the number of strokes the high handicap player should receive from the low handicapper during the playing of their round. The higher the handicap of a player, the poorer the player is relative to those with lower handicaps. Official handicaps are administered by golf clubs with regional and national golf associations providing additional peer reviewing for low and very low handicaps respectively. Exact rules relating to handicaps can vary from country to country. Handicap systems are not used in professional golf
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Paralympic Games
The PARALYMPIC GAMES is a major international multi-sport event involving athletes with a range of disabilities , including impaired muscle power (e.g. paraplegia and quadriplegia , muscular dystrophy , post-polio syndrome , spina bifida ), impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency (e.g. amputation or dysmelia ), leg length difference, short stature , hypertonia , ataxia , athetosis , vision impairment and intellectual impairment . There are Winter and Summer Paralympic Games
Paralympic Games
, which since the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea, are held almost immediately following the respective Olympic Games . All Paralympic Games
Paralympic Games
are governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). The Paralympics has grown from a small gathering of British World War II veterans in 1948 to become one of the largest international sporting events by the early 21st century
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Park
A PARK is an area of natural, semi-natural or planted space set aside for human enjoyment and recreation or for the protection of wildlife or natural habitats. It may consist of grassy areas, rocks , soil and trees , but may also contain buildings and other artifacts such as monuments , fountains or playground structures. In North America, many parks have fields for playing sports such as association football , baseball and football , and paved areas for games such as basketball . Many parks have trails for walking, biking and other activities. Some parks are built adjacent to bodies of water or watercourses and may comprise a beach or boat dock area. Often, the smallest parks are in urban areas, where a park may take up only a city block or less. Urban parks often have benches for sitting and may contain picnic tables and barbecue grills
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Akron, New York
AKRON is a village in Erie County , New York , United States . The population was 2,868 at the 2010 census . The name derives from the Greek word ἄκρον signifying a summit or high point. It is part of the Buffalo –Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area . Akron is located in the town of Newstead on the west and north slopes of a hill. NY 93 passes through the village. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Notable residents * 2 Geography * 3 Demographics * 4 Attractions * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORY This section DOES NOT CITE ANY SOURCES . Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed . (February 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message ) The post office in Akron is listed on the National Register of Historic Places . The village was developed after land was purchased from local Native Americans
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Makubetsu, Hokkaido
MAKUBETSU (幕別町, Makubetsu-chō) is a town located in Tokachi Subprefecture , Hokkaido , Japan . As of September 2016, the town has an estimated population of 27,310 and a density of 80 persons per km². The total area is 340.46 km². On February 6, 2006, the village of Chūrui (from Hiroo District ) was merged into Makubetsu. Makubetsu is the birthplace of park golf , and as of 2006, has no less than ten individual courses. NOTABLE PEOPLE FROM MAKUBETSU * Hiromu Arakawa , the author of Fullmetal Alchemist and Silver Spoon * Chisato Fukushima , track and field sprint athlete * Miho Takagi , speed skaterand is on Japan's Olympic Team for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics
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Golf Stroke Mechanics
GOLF STROKE MECHANICS is the means by which golfers make decisions (selecting clubs, selecting shots) and execute them (making shots) in the sport of golf . For all golfers, it consists of a pre-stroke, in which golfers choose which club they want and their stance, and the actual stroke. The stroke is a complex motion and there is still disagreement on what constitutes a "good" golf swing. In Work and Power Analysis of the Golf
Golf
Swing, Nesbit and Serrano suggest the golf swing has been studied by scientists and mathematicians who have developed various equations to help explain the complexity of the swing. It is generally agreed that a successful and consistent golf swing requires precise timing and mechanics, from the grip and position of one's fingers, to the position and movement of the feet. At any moment of the swing, whether back-swing, downswing, or upswing, something can go wrong that will throw off the whole body and result in a mishit
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Golf Instruction
GOLF INSTRUCTION is the art of equipping and training golfers to play better golf through improved awareness of swing cause and effects as a result of the actions by their body, the club, and their effect on the golf ball. Most great golfers have a few common elements that make them great including: proper intentionality, swing repeatability to produce an action that fits the golfers intentionality, and a strong level of automaticity for long lasting enjoyment of the game golf . Golf
Golf
instruction is unique as golf consists of five primary skills: shots from a tee (most notable: driving that uses a driver), full shots from the ground (mostly known as "iron shots", pitching (or 3/4 shots designed for distance control, chipping (short shots around the green the require less than a full swing), putting (1 club preferably "the putter") and course strategy or gamesmanship
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Drive (golf)
In golf stroke mechanics , a DRIVE, also known as a TEE SHOT, is a long-distance shot played from the tee box, intended to move the ball a great distance down the fairway towards the green . LONGEST DRIVES Main article: Long drive An average professional male golfer is capable of hitting a drive using a 1 wood over 300 yards, maximizing power by driving the legs and hips and the body weight into the swing. Some of the biggest hitters on the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
such as Bubba Watson
Bubba Watson
, Robert Garrigus , John Daly and Dustin Johnson at very best are capable of driving a ball over 350 yards, although very rare in professional play, but regularly hit drives of over 300 yards. The top 90 longest hitters on the tour in 2016 averaged a drive of 290 yards or over
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Tee
A TEE is a stand used to support a stationary ball so that the player can strike it, particularly in golf , tee ball , American football
American football
, and rugby . CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 Golf
Golf
tee * 2.1 History * 3 Tee
Tee
Ball
Ball
tee * 4 Kicking tee * 5 Guinness World Record * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links ETYMOLOGYThe word tee is derived from the Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic
word taigh meaning house and is related to the 'house' (the coloured circles) in curling . This would make sense, as the first golf tees were within a circle of one golf club length round the hole. Nowadays, modern courses have separate, designated tee boxes for each hole. For example, the ninth hole of a course is played from the ninth tee to the ninth green , and similarly for the other holes
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Hazard (golf)
A HAZARD is an area of a golf course in the sport of golf which provides a difficult obstacle, which may be of two types: (1) water hazards such as lakes and rivers; and (2) man-made hazards such as bunkers. Special
Special
rules apply to playing balls that fall in a hazard. For example, a player may not touch the ground with his club before playing a ball, not even for a practice swing. A ball in any hazard may be played as it lies without penalty. If it cannot be played from the hazard, the ball may be hit from another location, generally with a penalty of one stroke. The Rules of Golf
Golf
govern exactly from where the ball may be played outside a hazard. Bunkers (or sand traps) are shallow pits filled with sand and generally incorporating a raised lip or barrier, from which the ball is more difficult to play than from grass
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