what everyone is talking about!
Into the hole in one stroke. Also a Hole-In-One.
APRON: The grass around the edge of a green.
BIRDIE: When score is one less than par.
When score is one more than par.
Sand filled traps made to make life difficult.
CHIP: A short shot leading to the green.
FLOOR: Slang for green.
Turf displaced by a clubhead during swing.
The first shot taken off the tee at each hole.
A bad shot. Player can also be called a
EAGLE: Two strokes less than par.
The rules governing the behavior of golfers.
FAIRWAY: The area of grass (cut shorter than the
stuff at the edge) between the tee and the green.
FAT: When your club hits the ground before the
ball. The word Chunk also works.
FORE: What you shout when your ball is heading
towards someone's head.
FOOZLE: To make a complete mess of a shot.
EGG: Ball is semi-buried in the sand.
A short putt that your opponent doesn't ask you to
hit assuming you can't possibly miss. (A time-saver.)
The super short grassy area surrounding the flag and
cup. Putters only. No carts.
HOOK: When the ball drives sharply from right to
LINKS: A seaside course, no trees.
The degree a club faces upward.
A second attempt at a shot usually played on the
first tee. Highly illegal.
Long grass beside fairway.
A miss hit where the ball goes off to one side.
SIT: What you yell at your ball when you want it
to stop quickly. (It seldom listens.)
When you hit the top of the ball (also called topping)
and it creates a "warm burner" shot. Ouch.
Shot that curves sharply from left to right. Also known
as a "banana ball".
SWEET SPOT: Perfect point on the clubface to hit
WHIFF: When you miss the ball entirely.
WHO'S AWAY?: The question you ask your group to
figure out who is further away from the hole. This gives
them the right to hit or putt first.
WHO HAS THE HONOR?: The
question asked to decide who's on the tee first. Decided
by who had the best score on the previous hole.
Canadian Women Golfer, Fall 1998.