Many people are crazy about Golf and want to know/play Golf so we are sharing all terms related to golf including Approach, Address, Backspin, Wood, Bunker, Chip, Club, Shot rolled, Dog-led, Driver, Drip, By, Drill, Driver range, Explosion and many others.
Know Glossary of Golf Terms!
Just learn the different terms of Golf
Golf is an exciting sport but quite complicated for novices because the rules of this sport are certainly, quite complex and sharp sometimes. But before knowing all the rules, you need to know the definition of certain words.
Study each expression in detail and you will expand your golf vocabulary, and understand all the nuances that this wonderful sport offers.
Definition of golf terms
Position of the player in front of the ball before playing
Golf stroke is intended to reach the green, when you are close to it, with a movement of reduced amplitude.
The back effect is given to the ball. A ball that has a lot of backspin rolls shortly after it impacts the ground.
A club whose head is made of solid wood or metal is then called “Metallic Wood”. The most common are woods numbered from 1 to 7. They are used to make the ball travel long distances.
Depression obstacle covered with sand. There are bunkers near the green but also on the course. They are there to make the course more difficult and penalize bad shots.
Approach stroke is intended to give the ball an average flight height.
Cane used to send the ball by hitting it.
Approach shot where the ball rises very little, but rolls a lot. It is played very close to the green.
Hole that turns left or right. There are holes in “dog-leg on the right” or “dog-leg on the left”.
Exercise to improve the swing.
Name commonly given to wood n°1.
The Driver Range is a training ground usually located on the club’s driving range.
Set of rules of the game that are part of the rules of golf defining the attitude that a player must have on the course towards the course and
Approach shot from a bunker where you do not hit the ball directly but the sand that is just behind it.
Part of the course was mowed between the tee and green.
A club whose head, narrow, is made of metal. They are numbered from 1 to 10. Pitching wedges and sand wedges are also made of iron.
Part of the land surrounds the hole where the grass is finely mowed and rolled. The green is the place for putting.
Green in regulation
Said when the green of a par 3 is reached in 1 move, when the green of a par 4 is reached in 2 strokes, and when the green of a par 5 is
reached in 3 moves. Which, in each case, always leaves you 2 putts to finish the round on par.
The term “Grip” refers to two things: the way you hold the club, or the part of the handle where you place your hands.
The expression “Lie” has 2 meanings: The position of the ball on the grass, and the inclination of a club’s handle relative to the ground.
The “Loft” defines the inclination of the face of the club.
Ideal score on a hole. There are only pars 3, 4, and 5.
The expression “Pitch” has 2 meanings: It is an approach shot intended to lift the ball or it is a small hole in the grass that the ball makes
when falling on the green. It is then necessary to raise your pitches with a “Succession Pitch”.
Quite a heavy club whose face is very open. It is widely used in approaches to make “Pitches”.
Training ground where players work on their swings by hitting balls. The teachers give their lessons. The driving range is
usually very close to the club. Its area is about 2 hectares. The distances are marked on signs (50,100,150,200 m).
The “Putt” is a shot played on the green with the putter. It is used to roll the ball on the green.
Putting is part of the game that involves rolling the ball on the green.
The “Putting Green” is a green specially designed for putting training. It is pierced with several holes so that different players
can train at the same time. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the clubhouse.
The expression “Recovery” is suddenly said of a critical situation.
Part of the course that borders the fairway on either side and is also close to the green. It is an unmowed part of the field from which it is very difficult
sometimes to get the ball out.
It is the most lours club of the bag but also the one whose face is the most open. It is widely used in bunkers near the green
practicing the explosion technique. It can also be used on the grass to lift the ball a lot on an approach.
Completely uncontrolled golf shot that goes to the right, practically at right angles to the line of play.
When a player is square in relation to the objective, it means that his club face is placed perpendicular to the line of play and that his
the body is aligned parallel to this same line of play.
The ideal place to hit the ball.
The “Swing” is the golf movement as a whole.
This is the very beginning of the climb when the head of the club begins to move away from the ball.
Small wooden or plastic objects intended to be planted in the ground from a hole on which the ball is placed.
“Timing” is the sequence in time of the different parts of the body during the execution of the swing.
The front effect is given to the ball. A ball that has a lot of topspin rolls a lot after its impact on the ground.