IELTS HOPECO Vocabulary: Golf

8/27/2015 2:23:17 PM
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  • Ace: A hole in one
  • Away: The player whose ball is furthest from the hole. "Who's away?"
  • Birdie: One stroke under par (par = standard score for the hole)
  • Bogey: One stroke over par (par = standard score for the hole)
  • Bunker: A sand trap or hazard
  • Caddie: Person who accompanies a player, carries their golf bag and gives advice
  • Cart (also: buggy): Small vehicle for transporting two players and their golf bags
  • Chip: A low short shot to the green
  • Course (golf course): A large area of land designed for playing golf. The course is divided into 9 or 18 holes.
  • Dog leg: A fairway that turns left or right
  • Drive: The first shot on every hole. Driver Wood n° 1
  • Driving range: Practice area with mats, or on grass. Some driving ranges are sheltered or have overhead protection.
  • Eagle: Two strokes under par (par = standard score for the hole).
  • Fairway: Part of the golf course between the tee and the green which is kept free of rough grass
  • Flag stick: Pin supporting a flag on the green
  • Fore: A warning call when a ball is heading towards another player
  • G.A.S.P.: Grip, address, stance and posture: what you need to check before starting your swing.
  • Gimmie: When an opponent decides that you don't need to play the next shot, usually because you are close to the hole.
  • Green: Part of the golf course with grass cut very short, surrounding a hole. The hole contains a cup into which players try to "putt" their ball. A flag shows the position of the hole.
  • Green fee: Fee paid to play a round (game) of golf.
  • Handicap: A numerical representation of a golfer's playing ability.
  • Hazard: A difficulty or obstruction on a golf course such as a lake, pond, fence or bunker.
  • Honour: The player with the best or lowest score on the previous hole has "the honour" or the right to tee off first on the next hole.

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