Glossary Of Terms

address: taking your stance and aiming.

away: the furthest ball from the hole which is played first.

birdie: one stroke under par.

bogey: one stoke over par.

divet: a piece of grass or sod cut by a player's club.

eagle: two strokes under par.

fairway: the low cut area of grass between the tee and green.

green: the putting area.

handicap: the number of strokes given to a player to equalize playing ability.

honors: a right given to a player to tee off first which is determind by the previous hole's score.

hook: when the ball curves to the left of the target (right handed player).

lie: the lay of the ball.

mulligan: a practice shot which sometimes is mistaken for a provisional ball.

par: the number of strokes it should take a good player to play a hole.

pull: when the ball moves directly to the left (right handed player).

push: when the ball moves directly to the right (right handed player).

scuffed: when the club hits the ground before striking the ball causing a missed shot.

slice: when the ball curves to the right of the target (right handed player).

tee: the peg used to place the ball on when driving the first shot.

topped: when the club hits the top of the ball causing a missed shot.

wiffing: a swing but missing the ball completly.


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