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Golf

General TermsBirdie: You are said to make a 'birdie' when you sink your ball in one less shot than the par for a specific hole. For instance, if the hole is a par 4 and you sink your ball in only 3 shots then you have made a birdie.Bogey: You are said to make a 'bogey' when you sink your ball in one more shot than the par for a specific hole. For instance, if the hole is a par 4 and you sink your ball in 5 shots then you have made a bogey.Caddie: Caddies are individuals who are paid to carry your golf clubs around the course for you and who are also able offer advice on how to play the course.Double Bogey: You are said to make a 'double bogey' when you sink your ball in two more shots than the par for a specific hole. For instance, if the hole is a par 4 and you sink your ball in 6 shots then you have made a double bogey.Fairway: The fairway is the entire in-bounds distance which runs from the tee to the green and which is kept neatly trimmed.Fore: The word 'fore' is shouted loudly as a warning signal when a ball is hit and heading in the direction of another player.Hole: The hole (or cup) is the ultimate target for the golf ball on each hole.Stroke: A stroke is the forward movement of the club made with the intention of striking at and moving the ball. Should a player check his downswing voluntarily before the clubhead reaches the ball then he has not made a stroke.Tee: A tee is simply a device which is designed to raise the ball off the ground. A tee must not be longer than 4 inches and it must not be either designed or manufactured in a manner which would enable it to indicate the line of play or to influence the movement of the ball.

Golf is a game played by many people, either as a fun activity or as a competitive sport. Usually it is played on a large open course with either 9 or 18 holes. The objective is to get the ball in each hole with as few strokes as possible.

Equipmentbag - (aka: "golfbag") the bag (usually made of some kind of fabric or leather) in which a player places his/her clubs during a game of golf until needed.balata - a type of golf ball cover that is softer and thus easier for the grooves of the club to grab at contact. Balata is a type of rubber derived from the dried juice of a tree. The advantage of balata balls is that they tend to spin better and offer more feel, however, they tend not to last as long because they scuff much more easily.ball marker - (aka: "marker") a small, flat object usually about the size of a dime (if fact a dime is sometimes used) that is used to mark the position of the ball while it is lifted.club - the implements used to strike the golf ball; it can refer to a golf course or golfing facility; or it can refer to a group or association of golfers.driver - The driver is one of the standard golf clubs carried by most golfers. Among all standard clubs made for golfers, the driver is designed to hit the ball the farthest. It is the club with the largest clubhead, the longest shaft (with the exception of certain types of putters), and the least amount of loft (again, excepting putters).

Grass TypesBahia Grass - This type of Golf Course Grass is used in warm climate areas and is used for creating roughs and around landscaping. It is a relatively low maintenance grass.Bentgrass - Bentgrass is a highly popular type of Golf Course Grass. A cool-season grass, bentgrass is a golf course grass type that is commonly put in highly manicured areas like near tees, greens, and fairways.Bermuda Grass - Bermuda Grass is a warm climate Golf Course Grass that is used around greens and tees. Kentucky Blue Grass - Noted for its drought resistant nature, this type of Golf Course Grass is used near hazards and on fairways.Rye Grass - Rye Grass is a cool season grass and can be found in some fairways and roughs. Rye grass is different from Rye grain.Zoysia - Zoysia is a Golf Course Grass Type that is known for its blanketing affect. Used for tees, greens and fairways, this Golf Course Grass adapts well to warm and cool climates.


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