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Golf[edit]

Since this is such a large article, it's hard to know where to start when trying to improve it. I'd just like some ways to improve the article, as I hope the article will be a good article and eventually a featured article in the future. Could you please indicate whether you think this article is ready for GA status as yet? Thanks very much for the time and effort the peer reviewers put into not only this article but all articles. Grover 11:22, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Firstly, I would say that the article is huge - over 70kb. It's a big topic, so the best way to approach it may be to split some topics off into separate articles, and cut down the summaries of topics that already have their own articles. For example, the "Hitting a golf ball" and "Environmental impact" sections could be split off, and summarized much more briefly in the Golf article. The "Cost to play" section is far too detailed and long - it's not a major concern in an encyclopaedia entry about the sport. There are many areas where the prose could be cut down and expressed more succinctly, so some copyediting could be in order.
The second thing you must look at is inline references - there aren't many for an article this long, and there are lots of unreferenced statements. Try to have at least one reference for each paragraph. Hopefully that should get you started! mais (talk) 13:24, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Please see automated peer review suggestions here. Thanks, APR t 23:58, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

An article this long probably merits a four or five paragraph lead to summarize it accurately. (see WP:LEAD) Wrad 21:12, 19 May 2007 (UTC)