Learning all the terms will help become a better golfer especially if you are working with a top Toronto golf coach. Some of the terms include
• Golf Tee: This is simply the wooden peg where the ball is placed at the beginning of a whole. It may also refer to the area where you start the golf whole, also tee box.
• Fairway: This is the path of the golf course leading to the green.
• The Green: As the name suggests, these are the green, soft and plush grounds that surround the golf hole.
• The rough: On either side of the fairway, there are trees and long grass, these areas are called the rough.
• Bunker: This is the sand filled ditch that surrounds the green.
• Hazard: These are obstructions to your golf success. They are mostly in terms of trees, streams, bunkers and ponds.
• Stroke: This is the swing you make with the intention of hitting the golf ball. It looks easy when someone is doing it until you hold the club as a beginner and you realize there is a method to the swing. Usually, people keep track of the score but you can also count strokes and remember your misses especially if you are starting out.
When scoring, there are basic terms that you will hear in golf including:
• Ace; this refers to a hole in one
• Eagle; two golf strokes under par
• Birdie: one golf stroke under par; this is sometimes dubbed double eagle
• Par: this refers to the standard number of golf strokes it takes a golfer to get the ball off the tee and into the hole. With a beginner, the par is quite high but it takes a short while to learn how to hold a club, position legs and get the ball on flight.
• Bogey: one stroke under par. Double bogey refers to two strokes under par while triple bogey refers to three strokes under par.