The player's method of standing and handling the club preparatory to striking the ball.
An expression used to describe the position or result of a match when neither side has gained any advantage. See Halved.
Synonymous with All Even.
The stroke by which the ball is played on to the putting green.
To play a ball high into the air with a backward spin.
A short wooden club with a deeply lofted face, formerly used for playing approaches.
The long wiry grasses found on sea-shore links.
A point taken by the receiver of odds at any period during the game.
A blind hole is one of which the putting-green is not visible to the player as he plays his shot. A blind hazard is a hazard which is hidden from his view.
A method of scoring by holes against an imaginary opponent. The number of strokes which ought to be taken to each hole without serious mistakes.
The piece of horn, vulcanite, or other material let into the sole of wooden clubs to protect the lower edge of the face.
To play a ball up or down a hill or slope, instead of straight at the hole, so that the slope will cause the ball to return towards the hole.
A wooden club soled with brass.
Any hard object lying near the ball, which might break the club in the act of striking.
A convex-faced club.
Originally a natural sand-hole on the golf course. Now used also of artificially made hazards with built-up faces.
The hole or holes of the stipulated course that remain unplayed, after a match is finished.
The boy or man who carries the player's clubs, tees his ball, and from whom he takes advice.
The distance which a ball travels from the club face to the spot where it first alights on the ground.
used for long shots through the green when a ball lies badly or when a wooden club would take it too far.
Any legitimate implement used in striking the ball.
the ground within the limits of which the game is played.
Any small indentation on the ground.
To put right-hand or backward spin on the ball so as to check its rolling forward after its fall.
A ball is said to lie dead when it lies so near the hole that the player is certain to hole it in the next stroke. A ball is also said to " fall dead " when it does not roll after reaching the ground.
The slice of turf cut out by the club in playing a stroke.
A player is said to be dormy when he is as many holes up as there remain to be played, so that he cannot be beaten, and at the worst must halve the match.
A player is said to be down when his opponent has won one or more holes than he has.
Synonymous with Pull.
The wooden club used for playing the longest strokes.
To hit the ground so far or so deep behind the ball that the ball only travels a short distance.
The hitting surface of a club-head.
Thick mossy grass.
The forward following of the club after hitting the ball.
Any thoroughly bad stroke short of missing the ball altogether.
The word shouted by the golfer when about to strike to give warning to parties in front.
The boy who precedes the players to show the line to the hole and to mark where the balls lie.
A shot played with a full swing, and intended to travel as far as possible.
A ball played too hard at the hole which nevertheless goes in.
Synonymous with Links or Course; also used as a contraction for putting green.
When a player has played his ball into a hazard of any description he is said to be in grief.
First, the upper part of the club shaft gripped by the player; second, the manner of gripping the club; third, a narrow ditch on the course used as a drain.
A gutta-percha golf ball.
A handicap of one stroke at every second hole.
A shot played with a half swing, and not intended to go as far as a full shot.
A halved hole is one to which both sides have taken the same number of strokes. A match is halved when no advantage has been gained on either side.
A ball which lies on a downward slope in the direction in which it has to be driven.
Any kind of difficulty, not being the ordinary grass of the course, into which a golf ball may get, with the exceptions mentioned in Rule 15.
First, the part of the face or hitting surface of the club-head nearest the shaft; second, to hit the ball with the heel so as to cause it to fly to the right.
First, the entire space of ground between the teeing ground and the hole; second, the hole itself; third, to play the ball into the hole.
A ball is said to be hole high when it has been played as far as the hole, but not necessarily on to the putting green.
A ball is said to be home when it is played on to the putting green from a distance.
The privilege of playing first from the tee.
To pull the ball round to the left with the toe of the club. Synonymous with Pull and Draw.
The Hose or socket is that part of the head of an iron club into which the shaft is fitted.
A club with an iron head, used chiefly for approaching the hole and for lifting the ball over obstacles.
To play a ball so that the club-head strikes into the ground after hitting the ball.
The position of a ball anywhere on the course after it has been played.
To take a ball out of a hazard and drop it or tee it according to the Rules.
To play the like at a given hole is to play a stroke which equalises the number played by the opposite side.
The ground on which the game is played.
To raise a ball into the air.
An iron club used to loft the ball.
A player is said to be made when he is within a full shot of the green.
An iron club which is shorter in the head than the iron.
The method of playing a game of golf by counting the number of holes gained or lost by each side.
The method of playing a game of golf by counting the number of strokes taken to the round by each side.
An expression used to describe the failure of a player to move the ball at all, after striking at it.
The curved part of the head next the shaft.
An iron club with a round, small, and very heavy head, used when great force is necessary to extract a ball from its position.
The end of the head farthest from the shaft.
To play the odds, at a given hole, is to play one stroke more than the opposite side.
When the opposite side has played two or three strokes more, the other side plays " one off two " or "one off three " as the case may be.
The par of a hole or round is the total number of strokes which should be required for them without mistakes.
To put an extra amount of force into the swing.
Synonymous with Draw or Hook.
A stroke played with a putter on the putting green with the object of playing the ball into the hole.
A club with either a wooden or metal head, used on the putting green to play the ball into the hole.
A golf ball made of composition.
A shot played with a quarter swing from the wrists.
A term used to describe a game over the whole course.
First, the distance a ball travels after alighting on the ground; second, to make the ball travel along the ground instead of lofting it.
The part of the club where the head and shaft are joined.
To scrape the surface of the ground with the sole of the club-head before striking the ball.
A good player, who receives neither handicap nor penalty.
The player's equipment of clubs.
The handle of the club.
Approaching and putting.
To draw the face of the club across the ball so that it curves to the right.
The ilat part of the club-head which rests on the ground.
A wooden club with a lofted face.
The elasticity of the club shaft.
The position of the player's feet in playing a stroke.
A long putt holed unexpectedly.
A stymie occurs on the putting green when one of the balls lies directly in front of the other on the line to the hole, and the balls are more than six inches apart.
The method in which the club is swung in the act of striking.
A full shot.
The small elevation, usually a pinch of sand, from which the ball is struck for the first stroke to each hole.
The marked-out space from which the ball must be struck at the commencement of each hole.
A handicap of one stroke given at every third hole,
Synonymous with Nose.
To hit the ball above its centre.
A player is said to be up when he has gained one or more holes upon his opponent.
A short stroke played with the wrists.