For amateur golfers, a lot of terms you hear on the course might be confusing and difficult to understand. This article explains some common golf terms that will make it easier to understand the game better.
This refers to the number of strokes a golfer should hit his golf ball for it to get into the hole.
Also referred to as a hole-in-one, this is the rarest occurrence on a golf course. It happens when a golfer hits the ball directly into the hole with their first shot.
This is regarded as a warning made by golfers at the course. Usually, it is sounded to make a warning of the possibility of a golf ball about to hit a player or a spectator.
These are small stands made from wood, and some are plastic. They are used to hold a golf ball off the ground for the player to take a strike.
Refers to a gentle stroke on the green using a putter aimed at sinking the ball into a hole.
This is a golf club that has a flat edge that makes the ball roll smoothly into a hole on the green.
These are surfaces specially prepared for the golfers aiming to putt their golf balls in a specific game round. This is where you will find the hole and the flag.
This is a club designed with a wooden head. It is mostly used during the tee shots, and it strikes balls the furthest.
Iron refers to all the metal clubs in a player’s golf bag. They are numbered from one to nine. The clubs labelled one will hit your ball furthest while those labelled nine will give you the shortest hit.
These are sand traps constructed to make it challenging and difficult for the pro-golfers to make a hole. They help to bring out the true skill of a golfer.