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These are some of the more common golfing terms - additional entries will be added on a regular basis.
Address the Ball
When a player has grounded their club immediately in front of or immediately behind the ball, whether or not they have taken their stance
Shot where the player addresses the ball, swings, and completely misses the golf-ball - it still counts as a shot on the scorecard
Three under Par
One under Par
One over Par
Distance the ball flies in the air
Both hands on the grip are turned away from the target - also known as a "strong grip"
Two over Par
Ball initially flies straight then curves slightly to the left in the air towards the end of the trajectory (due to slight spin on the ball)
Two under Par
Ball initially flies straight then curves slightly to the right in the air towards the end of the trajectory (due to slight spin on the ball)
The cut grass area between the tee and the putting green
Latter part of the swing from striking the ball to completion of the motion
Any Bunker or Water Hazard (such as a lake, pond, stream or ditch)
Ball curves sharply right to left in the air (more ball spin and more pronounced than a Draw)
Both hands on the grip are turned towards the target - also known as a "weak grip"
The number of shots an accomplished player is expected to take on a hole
Ball curves sharply left to right in the air (more ball spin and more pronounced than a Draw)
Through the Green
Any part of the course except the tee boxes, putting green and all hazards
N.B. Descriptions of Draw, Fade, Hook, Slice, Closed and Open Grips are described from a right-handed players perspective.