Terms in this set (71)
Addressing The Ball
Taking the stance and grounding the club, except that, in a hazard, the club may not be grounded
A stroke played to the putting green.
The ball flying farthest from the hole
The last nine holes of an 18-hole course
A score of 1 under par for a hole.
A term commonly used to describe a score of 1 over par for a hole.
Break of green
The slant or slope of the putting green.
A hazard, usually a depressed area covered with sand.
A short, low shot played to the putting green. Also called a run-up shot.
The term commonly used for the hole on the putting green.
A shot that curves slightly from left to right.
A piece of turf cut or displaced in making a stroke. Should be replaced and pressed down
A hole in which the fairway curves to the right or left.
A term commonly used to describe a score of 2 over par for a hole.
A score of 3 under par for a hole.
A shot that curves slightly in flight from right to left.
Informal rules that are designed to make golf more pleasurable. No talking, moving, or creating a distraction during an opponent's shot; raking bunkers; repairing divots and ball marks; and, playing "ready golf".
A score of 2 under par for a hole.
A shot that curves slightly in flight from left to right
The closely mowed grassy area
A shot in which the ground is struck before contacting the ball, usually resulting in a poor shot.
The marker that indicates the location of the hole.
A warning cry to anyone who might be injured by a golf shot.
Four players playing together who may or may not be engaged in a match.
The first nine holes of an 18-hole course.
Grounding the club
Placing the sole of the club on the ground in preparation for making the stroke
Grounding under repair
Staked or lined area on which work is being done. The ball may be lifted and dropped in accordance with the rules.
Simply stated, a number representing a player's scoring ability. Handicap stroke allowances equalize players of different abilities.
By USGA definitions, bunkers and water hazards.
(1) The receptacle on the putting green that is 41/2 inches in diameter and at least 4 inches deep. (2) One unit or division of the course.
To complete the play of a hole.
The privilege of hitting first from the tee.
A shot that curves in flight to the left due to a horizontal, counterclockwise spin on the ball
The second nine holes of an 18-hole course
Lateral water hazard
A water hazard running approximately parallel to the line of play. Marked by red stakes or lines.
The position of the ball on the ground
Line of Putt
The line that the player wishes his ball to take after a stroke on the putting green. Except with respect to Rule 16-1e, the line of putt includes a reasonable distance on either side of the intended line. The line of putt does not extend beyond the hole.
Loft of club
The angle of pitch of the clubface
Objects such as dead grass and fallen leaves, pebbles, worms, fallen twigs
Ladies Professional Golf Association
The tournaments of the PGA that include: 1) The Master's, 2) The U.S. Open, 3) The British Open, and 4) The PGA Championship
Competition where each player plays against another, hole-by-hole. The better score of each hole wins the hole. The player winning the most holes wins.
"Wood" clubs with clubheads constructed of metals or alloys such as stainless steel, graphite, boron, titanium, or any combination thereof.
The score after subtracting the handicap
The first nine holes of an 18-hole course
Out of bounds
Ground on which play is prohibited. Usually marked by out-of-bounds markers or fences.
An arbitrary standard of scoring excellence based on the length of a hole and allowing two putts on the putting green. (The difficulty of a hole may also be considered in setting par.)
Professional Golfers' Association of America
A shot that travels in a high trajectory played to the putting green.
A second ball played when the first ball played is or is thought to be out of bounds or lost outside a water hazard.
A shot that travels in a straight line, but to the left of the intended target.
A shot that travels in a straight line, but to the right of the intended target.
The closely mowed areas at the end of each of the eighteen holes where play is completed by stroking the ball into the hole which is sunk into the closely-mowed, carpet-like area.
A concept centered in golf etiquette—always being prepared to play each shot as expeditiously as possible—to establish a rhythm and flow in the movement through the course.
The areas bordering the fairway in which the grass, weeds, and so on are allowed to grow freely.
Ryders Cup Matches
Competition between two men's professional teams: the Great Britain and Europe team matched against the U.S. team.
Term used in place of the correct word bunker
A shot that curves in flight to the right, due to a horizontal, clockwise spin on the ball
A number representing the comparative difficulty of courses in relation to players with handicaps above scratch.
The position of the feet in addressing the ball.
The forward movement of the club made with the intention of striking at and moving the ball, but if a player checks his downswing voluntarily before the clubhead reaches the ball he has not made a stroke.
Competition by total strokes
The ideal or perfect center spot on the clubface to strike the ball.
(1) The starting area for a hole. (2) The peg on which the ball is placed for driving.
The exact area from which play is started at each hole. This area, two club lengths in depth, is bounded in front and on the sides by the outer edges of the tee markers.
The markers placed on the tee to indicate the forward limits of the teeing area.
Up and down
Holding out in two strokes from off the green.
The United States Golf Association, the governing body of golf in the United
A water hazard usually running across the fairway, thus making it possible to drop a ball behind the hazard according to the rules. Marked by yellow stakes or lines.
To swing at the ball and miss it completely. To fan the ball.