Golf Games Glossary at gamerisms
This golf games glossary at gamerisms is
divided into 4 parts that includes an introduction and a learning games
section for new golf players and fans.
Golf games glossary is dedicated to passionate golf players and fans.
Golf learning games
The origin of golf is hotly debated as many different cultures had
games that involved hitting balls with sticks toward goals.
It is likely a combination of two or three of these games.
Generally accepted is that the modern day game began development in the
12th century in Scotland. According to historical accounts,
shepherds would knock rocks into holes with sticks where St. Andrews
Golf Club resides today.
Golf has turned into a multimillion dollar business as it is played
today by millions of people around the world.
Golf is a game played on an outdoor course with a series of 9 or 18
The objective is to hit a small, hard ball with the use of various
clubs into each hole with as few strokes as possible.
Golf Games Glossary: A
Golf Games Glossary: B
putting the ball in the hole in one shot.
refers to the player's stance prior to taking a
golf ball shot.
term for partner's score.
jargon for golf swing that misses the ball—a
the positioning of the club and the alignment of
a player who plays competitively, but not for
- Approach Shot:
hitting the ball in the direction of the
green, attempting to get as close as possible to the hole.
- Apron or
Fringe: refers to the grassy section around the
to play the game with a gung-ho attitude.
lingo for easy score/putt.
refers to a player's ball that is the longest
distance from the hole and therefore, will be shooting first.
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- Back Door:
jargon for a putt that takes a trip around the
hole and plops in the back way.
- Back Lip:
term for a bunker edge that is the longest
distance from the hole.
- Bail Out:
lingo for side stepping or escaping a trouble
- Ball: weighing
about 1.60 ounces and measuring 1.68 in. in
diameter, a golf ball is made of rubber with outside pockmarks known as
- Ball in Play:
occurs as soon as the ball is hit from the
- Ball Marker:
used to mark the spot of your ball
while fellow player(s) play on.
- Ball Retriever:
used to recover golf balls that have lost
their way, this equipment is a pole with a net attached to
- Baseball Grip:
gripping a golf club with the same
technique used to grip a baseball bat with all ten fingers aligned
evenly on the club handle.
golf games glossary term for a sand hazard.
refers to 'whacking' the ball with aggressive power.
- Bend: term
for the action of hitting a slice or hook.
- Best Ball:
a method of play in which any member
of the team hits from the best shot.
putting the ball in the hole at one shot
less than par.
- Bird's Nest:
lingo for a deep grass lie of the ball.
refers to a contest that awards point(s) for either
an eagle or birdie.
term for a handicap stroke taken after the player
announces his/her intent.
lingo for the area of an iron used to hit the golf
- Blast or
Explosion Shot: taken from a sand trap, this shot
brings along a bunch of sand with it.
- Blind Bogey:
contest where a random score is drawn and the
golfer who matches or comes closest is declared the winner.
- Blind Hole:
golf games glossary reference to a
hole on the putting green that
cannot be viewed.
putting the ball in the hole one shot more
refers to an 'overshot' putt resulting from a hard
lingo for a calculated putt to the side of the hole
while considering the curve of the green.
refers to a 'pretend' line marking the play area
of the course wherein a ball is considered out of bounds.
a shot that begins badly, but after deflecting off
an object, places the player back in the game. A bad shot turns good.
the way the green is contoured that
determines how the ball will roll.
- Bump and Run:
the act of the ball bumping or
landing on the ground at the end of a shot and rolling the rest of the
way toward the intended target.
an area of play that is considered abnormal,
typically a sand trap.
a short shot as planned by the player.
golf games glossary term for 2 strokes over par
for the hole.
an easy move to the next round in a tournament and
this player didn't have to take a swing.
- Bye Holes:
refers to holes that need not be played as an
early winner is declared.
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