66 terms

Golf Quiz

Can you name these golf terms?
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ace
a hole in one
albatross
three strokes under par
alignment
position of the body in relation to the target
all square
a match is tied
apron
grass area immediately surrounding the green
arc
the swing of the clubhead
away
player farthest from the hole
backspin
reverse spin which causes the ball to stop quickly when it lands
backswing
movement of the club away from the ball to the top of the swing
birdie
one stroke below par
bogey
one stroke over par
break
the amount a ball will deviate from a straight line on the putting green
bunker
a sand trap
caddie
someone who carries a player's clubs and gives playing advice
chip shot
short, low running shot played from off the green
clubhead
part of the club that strikes the ball
course
place where golf is played
cup
a 4 1/4 inch diameter hole cut in the putting surfaces
divot
piece of turf taken out of the ground when striking the ball
dogleg
a fairway that runs straight and then bends to the left or the right
double bogey
two strokes over par
down
a term meaning a player is behind in a match
downswing
movement of the club from the top of the backswing to the ball
drive
a shot hit from the tee
eagle
two strokes below par
fairway
the mown area of the course between the tee and the green
flagstick
marks the spot on the green where the cup is located
follow-through
the final part of the swing which occurs after impact
fore
a warning shouted to players ahead to warn them of an approaching ball
four
maximum number of players allowed to play golf in one group
green
the putting surface
grip
the position of the hands on the club, or the handle of the club
handicap
the number of strokes a player receives to bring their score down to par
hazard
any bunker or water (lake, river, etc)
honor
the privilege of hitting first off the tee
hook
shot that bends from right to left (for right handers)
iron
club used to hit the ball shorter distances
lie
the manner in which the ball is lying on the grass
line
the preferred direction of the shot
links
a seaside course, or a general name for a course in Britain
lip
the edge of a hole
long irons
irons used to hit the ball longer but are not as accurate; usually 3-6 irons
major
a term applied to the four biggest tournaments on the PGA tour
out of bounds
area not part of the course
par
the standard number of strokes set for a hole
pin
another name for flagstick
pitch
short, high shot to the green
punch
shot which flies low to the ground
putt
a short shot on the green
putter
a stright faced club used on the green
rough
long grass beside the fairway
sand wedge
heavy soled club used to play out of bunkers
scratch golfer
term given to someone with a handicap of zero
short game
the shots played around the green
short irons
irons used to hit the ball high and short; usually 7-9 irons
slice
shot which bends drastically from left to right (for right handers)
sole
bottom of club
stance
the position taken by the player when setting up to play a stroke
swing
the entire action taken when hitting the ball
tee
peg used to raise the ball above the surface of the teeing ground
teeing ground
the area from which the first shot is played on a hole
up
being ahead in a match
waggle
movement of the clubhead prior to the swing
wedge
lofted club designed for pitch shots
winter rules
the privilege of improving the lie of the ball on the fairway
woods
longer clubs used to hit the ball farther, includes the driver