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Golfizus - Glossary of golfing terms
Category: Agriculture and Industry > Glossary of golfing terms
Date & country: 12/11/2010, US
Words: 68


Ace
Score of 1 on any hole.Also called a hole-in-one.

Address
Golfer's stance above the ball when the club is grounded and they are ready to hit.

Approach
Shot from the fairway to the green.

Apron
Closely mowed area around a putting green.

Back nine
Final nine holes plays.

Backspin
Backward rotation of a golf ball in air.

Backweight
Weight attached to the back of the head of a golf club that makes it easier for drivers to hit a ball into the air and prevents putters from twisting.

Ball retriever
Metal pole and scoop used to retrieve balls from water hazards.

Ball washer
Device that uses bristles and soapy water to clean golf balls.

Belly putter
Type of putter that has a longer shaft than a traditional putter.

Birdie
Score one stroke below par on a hole.

Blade
Type of iron with a thin top line and full smooth back.

Bogey
Score one stroke over par on a hole.

Bore-through
Type of club with a shaft that goes through the club head and sole of the club.

Bounce
The angle measured from the front edge of a wedge's sole to the point that rests on the ground at address.

Bunker
Hazard made up of a sand-filled hole.

Caddie
Person who carries a player's golf bag.

Cavity back
Type of game improvement iron.Its club head has a thin face and hollow area on the back that distributes weight around the perimeter of the club, creating a larger sweet spot.

cc
Cubic Centimeters: Volume of a club head.

Center of gravity
Perfectly balanced point in a club head.

Club head
Part of a golf club used to hit a ball.

Compression
Density of a golf ball.

Course
Area where golfers play regulation golf.

Course rating
Difficulty of a course.

Dimple
Indentation on a golf ball.

Double bogey
Two strokes over par for a hole.

Double eagle
Three strokes under par for a hole.

Drive
First shot on a hole hit off a tee.

Driver
Ball used to hit the bar farthest.

Driving range
Large open field that allows golfers to practice their drives.

Eagle
Score two strokes below par on a hole.

Face angle
Angle of a club's face relative to its target.

Fairway
Area between the tee box and green.

Flange
Part of a putter that sticks out from the back of the club head.

Flex
Ability of a club's shaft to bend.

Grass bunker
Depression in a golf course filled with grass.

Green
Putting surface of a golf course.

Green fee
Amount of money you have to pay to play golf on a course.

Handicap
Golfer's playing ability in relation to a course.

Hole
Area from the tee to the fairway and green on a course.

Hook
Ball severely curving in air.

Hosel
Place on a club where the shaft and club head come together.

Iron
Club with a thin grooved face used to hit balls on the fairway.

Loft
The angle of the face of a club that determines how far and how high a ball will travel.

Maraging steel
Hard steel alloy used in driver club heads and some irons.

Muscleback
Blade-style iron with a full back.

Offset
Distance on a club from the front of the hosel to the front of the club head.

Par
Expected number of strokes it should take to play a hole.

Perimeter weighting
Club design used in cavity-backed clubs that has weight distributed around the outside of the club head, enlarging the sweet spot.

Pitch
Shot taken with a high-lofted club that goes a short distance and has a high trajectory.

Progressive offset
A set of irons that contains clubs with different offsets.

Putter
Golf club used to hit a ball a short distance into a hole.

Round
A complete 18-hole game of golf.

Sand trap
Term used by some golfers to describe a bunker filled with sand.

Scratch golfer
Person who scores par or better for a course.

Shaft
Golf club handle.

Slice
Mis-hit where the ball curves dramatically left for right-handed players or right for left-handed players.

Stainless steel
Heavy metal used in club construction.

Stance
How a golfer stands and holds a club in relation to the ball and hole.

Stroke
Swinging a golf club with the intention of putting a ball into play.

Sweet spot
Center of the face of a club.

Tee
Small plastic stand that elevates a ball off the grass.

Tee box
Starting point where a golfer puts a ball into play for a hole.

Titanium
Lightweight metal used in club construction, allowing for larger club heads.

Torque
A shaft's resistance to twisting during a swing.

Trap
Common name for a bunker.

Wedge
Type of iron with a broad low-angled club head and high loft.

Wood
Club used for long-distance shots.