Golf Players Terms Part 2
These golf players terms,
lingo and jargon are part of sports gamerisms, Define Your Game!
Golf Players Terms, part 2 continues for golf players and fans who
dream of birdies at every swing of the club.
Golf Players Terms: C
Golf Players Terms: D
someone who carries clubs for a player and in some
cases advises on
which club to use.
upper part of the club grip/shaft.
refers to the ever present and important golf
expansive area of green grass on the golf course.
distance of a soaring golf ball before landing on
can refer to a golf cart, which is a small vehicle driven around a
course or can also refer to a manual cart that players place their
clubs in to pull or push around the course as they walk it.
- Casual Water:
water that is not always present on a course,
typically formed by rain run offs.
refers to a come-from-behind tournament winner.
the amount of backspin on a ball, causing
the ball to stop where hit.
or Fat shot: jargon for a missed golf shot where the club
head hits the
ground before it strikes the golf ball. The result is a feeble, lofted
golf players' term for a short-range shot
normally hit close to the green.
a chip shot that travels a long distance
after landing on its way to the hole.
- Chip in:
term for chip shot hit into hole.
occurs when the club is gripped further down the
term for hitting the ball sharply to get up some spin.
refers to a golf shoe spike.
- Closed Face:
refers to the clubface turned left
for right-handed golfers, or right for left-handed golfers.
Stance: refers to a golfer's stance=turned
left for right-handed golfers, or right for left-handed golfers.
equipment consisting of a head, shaft and grip used
to hit that dimpled ball.
the flat part of the head of the golf
club that hits the ball.
describes the sand trap edge or area near the
triple eagle, four strokes under par. It's a
- Control Shot: more
exact, less power is the key to this
refers to an established 18 holes and the
area where they are located.
- Course Rating:
comparison of golf course difficulty and the
basis for calculating handicaps.
- Cross Bunker:
term for a long, narrow bunker that crosses
a grip in which the left hand if
placed below the right or vice versa for left handed golfers.
golf players terms for plastic piece in the hole where
the ball ends up.
- Cut: refers
to the designated score that permits a player
to continue a tournament. Example: if a player's score is lower than
score, he/she moves on whereas if higher, he/she misses the cut.
- Cut In:
term for an accurate approach golf shot.
- Cut Shot:
shot that travels left to right for
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refers to a hit that comes to an abrupt stop upon
- Dead Ball:
jargon for a ball that is certain to be in the
hole on the next turn.
it's in the hole in 2 strokes.
the indentions on a golf ball that
provide stability during flight.
- Divot: a
chunk of the grass/turf taken out by the club
after a shot.
a hole that turns left or right from the
tee in which the green is not visible from the tee box.
occurs during match play when a player is ahead by
the number of holes left to play.
- Double Bogey:
two strokes above set par.
- Double Eagle:
golf players terms for three strokes under
term for the number of holes that a player remains
behind his/her challenger.
motion from the height of the
backswing to the contact with the ball.
refers to the process of matching challengers for a
Shot: refers to the flight path of the ball where it
right-to-left for a right-handed player, or left-to-right for a
first shot on each hole, made from the tee
box, typically hit as far as possible.
if you are looking for distance, this is the club,
#1 wood to use.
Range: place that golf players go to practice.
term for placing the ball back into play after a
previous shot ball has been lost or determined to be unplayable.
golf players terms for a weak or missed golf shot.
Hook: a sharp hook, normally at a low
a weak golfer, also known as a hacker.
lingo for a ball 'taking a bath' or landing into a
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