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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