Some common golf terms and jargon include - Golf Course Prints

Some common golf terms and jargon include

As a new golfer have you ever felt nervous to play a round of golf with a random parring? Learning some of the common terms and phrases uses while golfing can help!

  • Tee: the starting point for each hole
  • Fairway: the area of the course between the tee and the green that is well-manicured and designed for play
  • Rough: the area of the course outside of the fairway that is less well-manicured and can make play more difficult
  • Sand trap or bunker: a depression filled with sand that can be found on the course
  • Green: the area of the course where the hole is located and the grass is cut very short
  • Hole: the final destination of the ball on each hole of the course
  • Stroke: a single swing of the club
  • Bogey: a score of one stroke over par on a hole
  • Par: the number of strokes that a skilled golfer is expected to take to complete a hole or a round
  • Birdie: a score of one stroke under par on a hole
  • Eagle: a score of two strokes under par on a hole
  • Ace: a hole in one
  • Mulligan: a "do-over" shot, usually taken informally and not counted on the scorecard
  • Fore: a shout to alert other players that a ball is coming towards them
  • Caddy: a person who carries a golfer's bag and provides advice on club selection and course strategy
  • Handicap: a numerical measure of a golfer's potential ability, used to level the playing field in competition

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