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Snow Golf

Snow golf is a sport which is basically the same as regular golf, the only difference is that the golf course is covered with snow and ice, rather than grass. The sport is currently played in Canada, the United States, China, Korea, Japan, Europe and South America.

The courses used for snow golf is called "whites" equivalent to the term "greens" used for regular golf courses. Similar to the greens, the whites are also purpose designed and maintained courses, which enables for smooth playing of the game.

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The equipment used for snow golf, golf balls and clubs, are exactly the same as that used for regular golf. The only difference is, the balls used are colored rather than white, to aid in visibility.

The game play and the scoring works exactly the same as golf. Each player individually completes the 9 or 18 hole course, with each hole assigned a par value, with the fewest possible strokes.

Some of the major competitions conducted for the sport are, the annual World Ice Golf Championship held in Uummannaq in Greenland, Snow Golf Championship in Argentina, and the European Championship. There are also several other minor tournaments conducted for the sport each year.

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