What does handicap mean in golf terminology

Anyone who rediscovers the sport of golf for themselves increasingly hears terms such as driving range, fairway and out-of-bounds and deals with terms such as handicap, birdie and etiquette - but what exactly is that? Many terms from golf have a lot to offer. The names are mostly English and almost result in a golf language of their own - no wonder, because golf has its origins in Scotland.

 

So that you get a good overview of the golf language, understand important terms from golf better and have a say in the future, we have created a glossary for you with the most common golf terms. So the next conversation about golf can come!

 

 

Golf terms - From A for tee to Y for yardage book


Discount: - the stroke that opens the new golf course in the game

                       - the area from which the ball is brought into play on each golf course

 

Albatross: three strokes under par

 

All square: the English term for a tie

 

Approach shot: the golf swing that hits the ball towards the hole

 

Address position: the position in which the golfer aligns himself for his swing

 

Ace: a single stroke that sends the ball straight into the hole

 

Out: Marked area at the edge of a fairway from which the ball can no longer be played


 

Backspin: Backward spin of the golf ball

 

Bag: the bag that holds golf equipment

 

Serve: Name of the activity to remove the flag so that the other player can pocket

 

Birdie: one stroke under par

 

Birdie Book: a manual in which the individual fairways of the golf course are shown

 

Blind Hole: a hole that the golfer cannot see when golfing

 

Bogey: one stroke over par

 

Borrow: the slope of the green

 

Bunker: a sand hazard on the square


 

Caddy: the person who supports the golfer, carries his golf bag and advises him

 

Carry: the distance the ball travels through the air

 

Cart: a vehicle for use on the golf course

 

Chip: a short, shallow approach

 

Chipping area: a practice area on the course where chips and pitches are trained

 

Condor: four strokes under par

 

Course: English name for a golf course

 

Course Rating: the value that determines the difficulty of a golf course


 

Double Bogey: two strokes over par

 

Down: - the number of holes a golfer has played in a game

- the first nine holes of a course

 

Driving Range: a practice area on the course where the long game is practiced with full swing


 

Eagle: two strokes under par

 

Iron: a golf club made of iron

 

Etiquette: a code of conduct for the golf club


 

Fairway: the area on the square between tee and green

 

Flop: a very high, short blow


 

Golf ball: Ball with which golf is played

 

Golf clubs: Club with which the golf ball is hit

 

Greenkeeper: the specialist for the maintenance and care of the golf course

 

Green fee: the fee payable for guests playing golf

 

Green: the area around the hole that is only putted on


 

Handicap: the value that indicates the skill level of a golfer

 

Obstacle: a bunker or pond on the course that makes golf difficult


 

Hole: - fairway

- Hole on the green into which the ball is to be thrown


 

Out-of-bounds: Situation in which the ball is hit out and comes to rest there


 

Par: the number of strokes a golfer should take to complete a hole

 

Pitch: a short, high approach to the flag

 

Pitch fork: an instrument used to repair pitch marks

 

Pitch mark: an imprint of the golf ball on the green

 

Putt: a hit that just rolls the ball


 

Range fee: the fee for the use of the practice facility on the course

 

Rough: the area with long vegetation next to the fairway


 

Score: the number of strokes required for a hole

 

Scorecard: a form to document the results of the golf game

 

Sweet spot: the ideal point of contact for the ball on the club face


 

Tea: a pen from which the ball can be played when it is teeing off

 

Triple Bogey: three strokes over par


 

Up: - the number of holes a golfer is in the lead in a match game

- holes 10 to 18 of a course


 

Pre-green: the area around the green


 

Whole in one: English term for pushing the ball straight into the hole with a single stroke


 

Yardage Book: a manual in which the individual fairways of the golf course are shown

 

 

With the explanation of these terms, you are perfectly prepared for the next golf-themed conversation. The terms iron, putt and handicap are no longer a headache for you. In addition, you can now use the terms eagle, tee, chip and score specifically in discussions with golfers. We hope you enjoy your next talk shop!