Have you been wondering what golf terms to use? Read below to learn some of the most used golf lingo!
Stroke: Any forward swing of a golf club when intending to strike the golf ball. Each stroke is counted as a part of your score.
Par: This is the predetermined number of strokes that a golfer should need to complete a hole. Par is also used when your score for the hole equals the listed par.
Bogey: Scoring one stroke above par.
Double Bogey: Scoring two strokes above par. You should try to avoid this at all costs!
Birdie: Scoring one stroke under par.
Eagle: Scoring two strokes under par.
Snowman: You never want to be associated with this term! A snowman is when you score 8 on a hole.
Mulligan: An unofficial do-over! The golfer receives a second chance to perform the action again.
Fairway: The center, short-mown portion of a golf hole in between the teeing area and the green.
Green: The area of specially prepared grass around the hole, where putts are played.
The Rough: The area of long, unkempt grass bordering the fairway. You don't want your ball to go here because it is often difficult to find.
Cart path only: A condition on the golf course by which players driving golf carts must drive only on the cart paths and not on the grass.
Divot: The piece of the grass that was cut out of the ground while playing a stroke. You'll need to repair the divot by replacing the piece of grass and pressing it into the ground.
Fore: The word you yell when you hit your golf ball in the direction of another golfer.
Ace/Hole in one: Hitting the ball into the hole in one stroke.
Tee Box: The area of the hole where the golf ball is first struck.
The front nine: The first nine holes of golf on an 18-hole golf course.
The second nine: The second nine holes of golf on an 18-hole golf course.
Playing the tips: When a player plays from the rearmost set of tees and plays the course at its longest distance. Typically professionals play from the tips.
Fried Egg: When your ball lands in the bunker it looks exactly like a fried egg!
Beach: Another word used for the sand bunker.
19th Hole: Typically, the 19th hole is the clubhouse bar where players gather after their round!