Have you found the golf terminology guide information?
Golf has more terms than other sports, and the terms are often very unfamiliar.
If you enter without properly learning these golf terms and etiquette rules, you can face embarrassing situations.
I think it will be very helpful for beginners as I have organized all the information about golf terms, rules, etiquette, etc. that are good to know before entering golf.
1. Golf Concepts and Etiquette
1) Golf is a sport in which a ball stopped in a stadium with many holes hits a golf club and puts it into a hole cup.
2) Players with fewer at-bats who have even tried to enter the hole cup will win.
3) Golf referees record and submit their scores on each hole with the player’s conscience. Usually, caddies do it.
4) If you can’t find your ball after 3 minutes, you will be given a +1 penalty.
5) If the club touches the ground when swinging in the bunker, you will be given a +2 penalty.
6) If you use more than 15 clubs during the game, you will be given a penalty of +2. There is no penalty for more than four strokes during the round.
7) If you hit someone else’s ball incorrectly, you will be given a +2 penalty.
8) If you roll the ball with your hands on the green or pick the floor with your hands, you will be given a +2 penalty.
9) If you intentionally rent another person’s club and play, you will get +2 punishment.
10) If you receive advice or physical help from your opponent or caddie, both sides will be given +2 punishment. In the case of amateurs, there is only one caddie per group, so there is no problem getting advice from that caddie.
11) All shots, including tee shots, must be shot within 40 seconds.
12) Minimize movement and conversation with other players and avoid interference.
13) If the ball falls off the tee before hitting the ball or touches the ball during swing practice, no penalty will be given.
14) When swinging, it is polite to step on the grass or soil and cover it again.
15) What you do for your own routine is called an interval, and it is recommended to keep it as short as possible.
16) After the tee shot, hit the ball first in the order of distance from the hole cup.
17) Never pick up the ball unless you have to drop it.
2. The way the game is played
1) Stroke play: A game in which 18 holes per round are played for 3-4 days, and after the final round, the player with the smallest total wins by adding the number of strokes in all rounds.
2) Match Play: Two or two teams will determine the superiority and inferiority of each hole, i.e., the player who puts the ball into the hole with a small number of at-bats wins, and the player who finally wins will win after playing all 18 holes.
However, most amateurs play all 18 holes in a day and decide whether to win or lose by the total number of strokes.
3. Golf Score Terms
1) Hole: The golf course consists of a total of 18 holes and consists of 9 holes in the first half and 9 holes in the second half.
2) Par: The number of base strokes set for each hole, and when the ball is put in the base stroke, it is expressed as Par.
3) Par3 Hole (Par3): He puts the ball into the hole after 3 at-bats, and 4 out of 18 holes are composed of par3 holes.
4) Par4: The ball is put into the hole in four at-bats, and 10 out of 18 holes consist of par4 holes.
5) Par5: The ball is put into the hole after five strokes, and four out of a total of 18 holes consist of five par holes.
6) View (Bogey): If you hit +1 more than Par, which is the standard number of strokes, it is expressed as a view (Bogey).
7) Double Bogey: Double Bogey is expressed as Double Bogey if you hit +2 strokes more than Par, the base number.
8) Triple Bogey: If you hit +3 more strokes than Par, it’s called Triple Bogey.
9) Quadruple Bogey: If you hit +4 more strokes than the base par, it is called Quadruple Bogey.
10) Double Par: When you double the standard at-bats, it is called double par, and it is also commonly used as a metaphor for “onions.”
11)Birdie: If you hit -1 less than Par, which is the standard at-bats, you will be described as Birdie.
12) Eagle: If you hit -2 strokes less than Par, which is the standard at-bats, it is expressed as Eagle.
13) Albatross: Albatross is expressed as Albatross when -3 strokes are less than the par, which is the base number.
14) Hole-in-One: When the ball enters the hole cup at once, it is expressed as Hole-in-One.
15)Over Par: Most 18 holes consist of Par72. It is expressed as “N” over (“N” Over) when the score is +N more than 72 par, which is the total number of at-bats in 18 holes.
16)Under Par: When the score is -N less than 72 par, which is the total number of at-bats in 18 holes, it is expressed as “N” Under.
17) Even: When the score is exactly 72 points, neither over nor under, than the overall 18 hole at-bats of 72.
18)Single: If you overdo it by one digit from 72 par, which is the standard number of strokes for all 18 holes, it is expressed as a single. It is usually said to be single from 79 with a score of less than 80.
4. Glossary of golf courses
1) Teing Ground: It refers to the starting point of each hole, and it is also called Tee Box because it is a place where you insert and hit tees.
2) Black Tee: Place where professional players start when they play.
3) Blue Tee: A place where professional players or other talented amateurs start.
4) White Tee: It is sometimes referred to as Regular Tee as a place where ordinary amateur men, not athletes, start.
5) Senior Tee: A place where senior citizens start.
6) Lady Tee: A place where women who are relatively weak compared to men usually start.
7) Fairway: A lawn area cut short between the tea ground and the green.
8) Rough: An unkempt area with a long lawn next to the fairway, and the grass grows long, and the club is not well organized, and the swing distance is relatively small.
9) Obi (OB; Out of Bound): A white stake or line in a no-play zone, and if you fall into OB, you will be given a penalty of +1 if you take a shot from the original position and a penalty of +2 if you hit again from Obi.
10) Hazard: An obstacle placed in the middle of the course marked with a red stake and called a penalty area. There are sand bunkers, water hazards such as streams, ponds, and puddles, and if you fall into the hazard, you will be given a penalty of +1.
11) Green: The last of the course represents a lawn with a hole cup.