Golf schools » Golf Resources » Golf terms

GOLF TERMS


Golf terms

This is a nice webpage if you want to know how to Type golf terms and Symbols.

Golf terminology glossary from A to Z includes all the words you really need to know to start learning to play golf.

This is a nice webpage if you want to know how to Type golf terms and Symbols.

PLEASE CHOOSE A LETTER:


GOLF TERMS LETTER A


ACE
A hole made in one stroke.

ADDRESS
The stance taken by a player in preparing to hit the ball. The positioning of your body in relationship to the golf ball. Same as "addressing the ball".

AGGREGATE
Refers to a score made over more than one round of play, or by 2 or more players playing as partners.

AIR SHOT
When a player intends to play a shot but misses the ball completely.

ALBATROSS
Former name of a "Double Eagle" - the score for a hole made in 3 strokes under par. A British term.

ALTERNATE BALL
Format in which players alternate hitting each other's ball on each stroke until the hole is finished. For example, after teeing off, player 1 hits player 2's ball and vice versa.

AMATEUR
A golfer who plays without monetary compensation.

ANGLE OF APPROACH
The angle or degree at which the club moves downward, or upward, toward the ball.

APPROACH SHOT
Normally a short or medium shot played to the putting green or pin

APRON
The grassy area surrounding the putting surface. See fringe.

ATTACK
To play with purpose and aggressively.

ATTEND THE FLAG
To hold and then remove the flag while another player putts.

AWAY
The ball that is the greatest distance from the hole when more than one golfer is playing. It is the first to be played.