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Golf

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Updated 2010-08-19 15:30

Summary

Memorize basic facts about golf.

Parts of the golf course

Each hole on a golf course is unique, but they all have certain elements in common.

 

NameDescription
Teearea where each hole starts (also the small peg the ball is propped on)
Greenarea where the hole is
Holecavity in green you hit your ball into (can also refer to tee + fairway + green)
Pinpole that resides in the hole (also called the "flag")
Fairwayshort-grass area between Tee and Green
Roughlong-grass area on either side of Fairway
Sand trapAreas filled with sand (also called a "bunker")
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Golf Clubs

ClubWhere it is used
Putteron green
Pitching Wedgeon green
Sand Wedgesand traps
Ironson fairway or in the rough
Woodson Tee (sometimes on fairway)
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Miscellaneous Terms

TermMeaning
Strokehitting the ball with your club
Divitindentation made by your club in the ground
DriveYour first hit (also called "teeing off")
Chip shotshort hit onto the green using a pitching wedge
Doglegbend in the direction of the fairway
Handicapaverage number of strokes above (or below) par for 18 holes
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Score on each hole

The name for the ideal score you should get on each hole is "par". It is usually 4, but sometimes 3 (on short holes) and sometimes 5 (on longer holes). There are names for one stroke above par

 

Question Answer
Namestrokes relative to par
Eagle2 under
Birdie1 under
Parideal score
Bogey1 over
Double Bogey2 over
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How far you can hit each club

It is necessary far each golfer to know how far they hit each club. Here is an example, for an average male:

 

IronExample distance (in yards)
3190
4180
5170
6160
7150
8140
9130
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