• Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/100

Click to flip

100 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
Ace
Hitting the first show from the tee into the hole
Address
The position taken by a player when preparing to start a stroke
Approach
Second shot on a par 4, or third shot on par 5
Apron
The low-cut grassy area immediately surrounding the green
Away
The golfer who is farthest from the hole, or "away" plays first
Back Side
The second or "inward" 9 holes of a regulation golf course
Backspin
The reverse spin imparted on the ball to make it "bite", or stop quickly
Ball Position
The spot where the ball is placed in the stance. Example: opposite the left heel or instep
Birdie
The score for a hole played in 1 stroke under par
Bogey
A score of 1 stroke over par
Break
The curve in a green. When a player putts he allows for the "break"
Buried Lie
A ball embedded in the sand. Called a "fired egg" if the lie is servere
Bunker
A hazard consisting of a prepared area of ground, often a hallow, from which turf or soil has been removed and replaced with sand or the like
Caddie
A person who carries a player's clubs and assists him in club selection and strategy
Casual Water
Any temporary accumulation of water (such as a puddle) not regarded as a water hazard. The rules of golf permit a player to lift his ball from the casual water without penalty
Chip
A low shot played from the fringe of the green with an iron
Choke
To grip down on the club. Also: to crack under pressure
Clubface
The hitting portion of a club, featuring grooves.
Cocked Wrists
The bending of the wrists during he swing
Divot
A slice of turf cut from the fairway by a player's club
Dogleg
A hole that curves to the left or right, rather dramatically
Double Bogey
A score of 2 over par for a hole
Downswing
Swinging the club from the top of the swing to impact
Draw
A shot that flies with a slight curve from right to left
Drive
To hit a ball from a tee, usually with a No. 1 wood
Duck Hook
A low shot that starts its flight left of the target line, and flies farther left, hitting the ground quickly
Duffer
An unskilled player or "hacker"
Eagle
A score of 2 strokes under par for a hole
Fade
A ball that flies on a slight curve, from left to right
Fairway
The mowed area of the course between the tee and putting green
Fat
A weal shot that occurs when the club digs deep into the turf
Finish
The final part of the swing, when the club moves upward again
Flagstick
A moveable pole placed in the hole to show its location on the green
Follow-Through
Driving the clubhead through the ball after the moment of impact
Fore
Warning cry t persons in danger of getting hit by a ball
Foursome
Four golfer playing together
Front Side
The first or "outward" 9 holes on a regulation course
Gimme
A putt so short that it is usually conceded by an opponent
Grain
The direction that grass grows in on a putting green
Green
The flat lo-cut surface that players putt on
Green Fee
The money paid for the privilege of playing a course
Grip
The part of the shaft covered with rubber or leather, by which the club is grasped
Gross
The total number of strokes on a hole or course before a player's handicap is deducted
Hazard
A bunker or body of water on a golf course
Head
The part of the club with which the ball is struck, consisting of the neck, heel, toe, sole and face.
Hole
A round receptacle in the green, 4 1/4 inches in diameter and at least 4 inches deep
Home
The green
Honor
The privilege of hitting first from the tee. Accorded to the winner of the previous hole
Hook
A shot that veers sharply from right to left
Hosel
The part of the clubhead, into which a shaft is fitted
Lag
To hit a long putt that lies no father from the hole than the length of the grip on the putter
Lateral Hazard
A water hazard that runs approximately parallel to the line of play
Lie
The position in which the ball rests on the ground
Lip
The rim of the hole, or bunker
Loft
The degree of pitch built into the clubface and designed to lift the ball into the air
Making the Turn
When a player completes the front nine and continues on to the tenth tee
Medal
A competition of stroke play format. Player adds total scores for 18 holes
Match Play
A competition by holes
Mulligan
A try-again shot, usually off the first tee. Common only in friendly matches, but illegal according to the Rules of Golf
Net
A players score, once his handicap is deducted
Out-of-Bounds
The ground on which play is prohibited
Overclubbing
Hitting with too much club. Example: Playing an eight iron when the shot calls for a nine iron
Par
The number of strokes an excellent player should take for a hole
Parallel Position
The clubshaft, at the top of the swing, parallel to the target line
Penalty Stroke
A stroke added to a player's score for violating the rules
Pitch
An approach shot hit with a lofted club, usually a pitching wedge. The ball flies high and stops quickly
Pitch-and- run
A short pitch shot that flies low, lands, and rolls up to the flag
Playing Through
A group of players given permission to pass a slower group playing ahead
Provisional
A ball played after a previous shot is believed to be lost or out of bounds
Pull
A ball that flies left of the target, with little or no curving action
Punch
A low controlled shot, played with a shorter swing
Push
A ball that flies to the right of the target with little curving action
Putt
A stroke made on the green with a putter
Regulation Fig.
Hitting a par 3 green in 1 shot. Hitting a par 4 green in 2 shots. Hitting a par 5 green in 3 shots. Add the regulation 2 putts per hole to each, and the score os par
Rub of the Green
This occurs when a ball in motion is stopped or deflected by an outside agency. Whether the result goes for or against the player depends on the element of luck
Sandbagger
An adept golfer who plays well below his handicap when money is on the line
Scratch
A player who receives no handicap allowance
Shaft
The part of the club which is not the club head
Skull
To hot a poor, fast running shot, usually with a short iron, by contacting the ball with the leading edge of the clubhead
Sky
A very high shot
Socket
Golf's ugliest shot. This occurs when the hosel of the club or socket contacts the ball causing it to shoot dead right. Also called a "shank"
Sole
The bottom of the clubhead. Also: grounding the club at address
Sole Plate
The metal plate located at the bottom of the driving club
Stance
The position of a player's feet when he addresses the ball
Stroke hole
A hole(s) at which a player applies a handicap stroke. The scorecard designates stroke holes
Sudden Death
Tied matches are broken by a sudden-death playoff- the continuation of a match or stroke play competition ending as soon as a player wins a hole
Summer Rules
Golfers play the ball as it lies
Swing
The action by a player in stroking the ball
Takeaway
The start of the backswing. When the player moves the clubhead low to the ground
Tee
A peg on which a ball is placed. Also: the teeing ground
Toe
The part of the clubhead farthest from where it joins the shaft. Also: to hit the ball to the right, by contacting it with the "toe" of the club
Top
To strike the ball above center
Trap
A pit or depression filled with sand
Underclubbing
Using a club that will not reach the green
Unplayable lie
A ball in such a awkward position that the player chooses to take relief
Up
In match play, the number of holes a player is ahead of an opponent. Also: a ball sitting "up" in the grass
Waggle
The preliminary movement of the club or the body prior to the actual swing
Wind Cheater
A low hit ball that pierces a headwind
Winter Rules
A ball lying on any "closely mown area" through the green green may, without penalty, be moved or may be lifted, cleaned, and placed within 6 inches of where it originally lay, but no nearer the hole
Yip stroke
A nervous jab of the putterblade on the ball