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Ace
a hole in one

Address
the stance of the golf player before hitting the ball

Albatross
Three under par for the hole - e.g a hole-in-one on a par 4.

Birdie
One under par for the hole.

Caddie
The person who is employed to carry the clubs and to advise on shot selection

Cup
another name for the hole

Divot
a small piece of earth that is scooped up when an iron shot is played correctly

Dogleg
a hole with a sharp bend between the tee and green

Eagle
Two under par for the hole - e.g a hole in one on a par 3, or a two on a par 4.

Fore
The warning shout to the players or spectators in front when a shot is played.

Pin
another name for the flag placed in the hole

Handicap
A system used in amateur games, where bonus strokes are used to enable players of unequal ability to play on equal terms.

Short Game
shots played around and on the putting green.

Nineteenth Hole
The name of the bar in the clubhouse

Open
A tournament open to all players, both amateur and professionals.

 

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