Golf is a far more intimate game, and it is conceivable that a woman would be able to break into the men's professional tour. Despite the personal, non-contact nature of the sport, golf can be physical. Men's fairways are longer creating a daunting task to compete with professional male golfers. Therefore, women who make it on the men's tour will have to contend with golfers who can generate much more power with their ability to drive the ball much further. Although the physical differences are cause for concern, the male golf establishment is afraid that women could dominate men due to their highly touted skill-level with approach shots, chips, and putts. The most prominent drawback for professional women golfers is the teeing off location. The professional male golfer has a tee location further back from the hole than the women professional golfers. This discrepancy and the difficulty of ascertaining a qualifying score make it problematic for women to gain entry into the professional men's tour.  


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     Lala, determined to qualify for the men's championship, entered the Men's Golfing Association Open held at the Woodlock Country Club in Greenville, South Carolina.  To be able to gain entry into the men's championship, she would need to ascertain a qualifying score.  Golf scoring is relatively easy to calculate.  The Woodlock Country Club Golf Course is comprised of the traditional 18 holes.  Each hole has a par.  In golf, par is the predetermined number of strokes that a golfer should require to complete a hole, a round (the sum of the pars of the played holes), or a tournament.  A tournament is the sum of all the pars of each round.


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