Golf Game Terms Part 3
These golf game terms,
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Golf terms, part 3 of the golf glossary is provided for passionate
Golf Game Terms:E
Golf Game Terms: F
two strokes under par and cause for celebration!
another name for par.
or Blast: lingo for a shot that resembles an
bunker, that sends sand and hopefully, the ball toward the green.
- Extra Hole:
additional play to determine a winner of a tie
Golf Game Terms:
- Face: refers
to the hitting section of a club head.
a shot hit that crosses from one direction
to the other.
the short cut area of the course, well
maintained, so that the ball has an ideal place to land.
- Fairway Wood:
term for a wood club as opposed to a driver.
a swing and a miss on this shot.
lengthy, air-bound hit that drops gently on the
group of tournament players.
abbreviation for flagstick.
stick with a flag on the end of it
used to mark the location of the hole.
golf game terms for the part of a club head that
juts out from the rear.
- Flash Trap:
jargon for a shallow sand trap.
- Flex: refers
to the bend in the club shaft.
a very long shot that has minimal spin.
- Flier Lie:
refers to a hit ball that lands in the grass or
term for a group of 16 tournament players who play
at the same level of ability.
- Flip Shot:
refers to a quick, hit golf shot.
lingo for a weak shot.
term for that part of the swing after the
golf ball is hit.
term yelled to let players know that a shot
has been hit.
the match lineup begins with 2 teams of 2
players who challenge the better ball of each team against the other.
a group of 4 golfers who play a round.
- Free Drop:
term for a drop without a penalty stroke.
area around the green where the grass is
- Frog Hair: refers
to the short grass at the edge of the
- Front Nine:
lingo for golf course holes #1-9.
Golf Game Terms:
this is the group of spectators or golf watchers.
an easy shot that cannot be missed. Typically a shot that is
a short distance from the hole there is no reason to hit it.
- Goldie Bounce:
a shot where the ball strikes a
tree or obstruction and ends up on the fairway instead of in the rough.
- Golf Club:
a stick with a flat face used to
strike the golf ball.
- Goose Neck: term
for a club with a slight curve.
- Grand Slam:
refers to the 4 major tournies: Masters,
British Open, US Open and PGA.
jargon for a powerful shot coming in low.
well-kept, close-cropped area close to the
flag where putting takes place.
- Green Fees:
price you pay for playing the course.
terms for section of the shaft where the club is held
or a player's clasp of the club.
calculation of strokes made on a round minus the
golfer's handicap=net score.
Golf Game Terms: I -
- Half Shot:
occurs using a half-swing that is a motion where
the club does not go all the way back.
occurs when both sides in match play take an equal
number of strokes on a hole.
reveals the skill of a player; a number used to even the playing field
between players not of the same skill level.
- Hanging Lie:
jargon for a ball landing on a downhill slope.
anything on the golf course that provides difficulty for the
golfer. Typically in reference to a water hazard or bunker.
golf game terms for area of the club that connects
with the golf ball.
refers to the area of the head nearest the shaft of a
the end destination for the golf ball,
located on the green, containing the cup.
- Hole in One:
the act of putting the ball in the
hole with one stroke. Congrats are in order.
- Hole Out:
ball's in and this play is over. Onward to the
- Holed: term
for a ball that's in the cup and below the lip.
- Home Green:
this is it, the final hole of the golf course.
rule that the player who won the hole before is given the honor to play
first, however a coin toss determines the honor for the first tee.
a ball that tails in the opposite
direction, typically based on inconsistency in swing or clubface.
the area that connects the clubs shaft to
the head of the club.
Golf Game Terms:
term for the ball that is nearest to the hole.
Grip: grip used in which the pinkie
fingers are interlocked.
numbered 2-9, a club with an angle on it,
typically made of metal, with the angle increasing depending on number.
- Kick: jargon
for the 'crazy bounce' of the ball after
striking an object.
Golf Game Terms: M -
a lengthy putt with the intention of getting close to
the hole, so one short putt will sink the ball.
positioning the ball on purpose in order
to gain an advantage or give an optimal shot on the next stroke.
- Leader Board:
this where the top golfers are listed during
where the ball comes to a halt.
Deemed good or bad, depending on the location.
path the ball must travel on its way to the
hole normally referred to while
- Line Up:
golf game terms meaning to 'eye' the putting area
when planning the best shot.
a course on the coast, a good example
being St. Andrews in Scotland.
lingo for upper area around the hole. Don't
give me that lip, I want 'all-in'
Shot: refers to a golf shot that is hit to come down near
the same area
that it was hit upwards because of the restricted area to make a shot.
jargon for the distance and arc as the ball 'sails'
through the air after a hit.
- Long Game:
term for the portion of a golf game where shots
and distance are the focus.
- Long Irons:
if distance is your focus, then irons are the
Impediment: a small item such as a twig,
leaf or rock that is in the player's way that can be moved in most
Ball: a common occurrence of the game. Ruled lost if not
found in 5
minutes or the player cannot state for certain that it belongs to
- Low Ball and
Total: team bet, determined by the best ball
of each team and lowest total score by partners.
term for calculation of shots taken. For example,
lying 2 is 2 shots taken working on the third.
Golf Game Terms:
can refer to a rating, ball, scorer in stroke play
or a forward limits marker.
- Match Play:
a team style golf game.
refers to the lowest qualifying score of a
- Mixed Foursome:
both genders, male and female participate
in this game.
whoa, that was a weak shot!
a term used to describe a free shot, or
term for the narrow part of the club shaft that meets
refers to calculation of a golfer's score minus the
handicap from gross total.
Hole: jargon for game that is over and time to
relax at the clubhouse.
Game Terms is followed by terms P - Z
game officials who monitor and report any rule
violations on the course.
items on the course that could change the
course of the ball during play.
golf tournament where both pros and amateurs are
welcome to play.
Face: angling the clubface away from your
lingo for playing the first 9 holes of the course--out
from the clubhouse.
- Out of
Bounds: area marked as not part of the
course, typically adjoining the rough but not a playable area.
that club you choose had too much distance on it.
Grip: refers to overlapping fingers when
gripping the club.
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