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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
Short shot played around the green intended to travel a very short distance through the air and roll the remainder of the way to the hole
Both hands on the grip are turned away from the target - also known as a "strong grip"
Turf displaced when the club strikes the ground
Position in match play when one team needs to win all the remaining holes in order to draw level e.g. "Dormie 2" would be after the 16th hole when a team is 2 holes down with 2 holes left to play
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
When the club touches the ground or water in a hazard before playing the shot - results in a penalty shot
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)
Position of the ball when it comes to rest.
Short, high shot usually played with a wedge
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
Approach shot usually played with a higher lofted club and using a less than full swing
Pitch and Run
Short approach shot followed by considerable run
When the ball comes to rest in its own pitch mark
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.