Golf is a sport that is increasing in popularity. This is more true for Asian countries with many great golfers coming from Korea, Japan, and China. Golf is also great because it is a sport for all ages and both genders. In this lesson, we will cover all the things you need to know to have a great conversation about golf.
Before we start, let's cover some terminologies and equipment
Iron set - A typical set of irons consist of a pitching wedge and 3 through 9 irons 5 wood - Fairway wood designed to hit the ball a little farther than the 3 iron 3 wood - Fairway wood designed to hit the ball a little farther than the 5 wood Driver - The club used to hit the ball the farthest off the Tee Putter - The club used to putt the ball in the cup
Tee box - The place where you hit your first shot Fairway - The short grass area in the middle Rough - Taller grass next to the fairway that is not in the middle Green - The area where the hole is and where you putt the ball.
Par 3 - Short holes where it should take 3 shots to get in the cup Par 4 - Middle length holes where it should take 4 shots Par 5 - Long holes where it should take 5 shots
Hole in one - When the ball goes in the cup on the first hit. Usually only on par 3's. Double Eagle - Ball goes in the cup after hitting the ball twice on a par 5. 3 under par Eagle - Ball goes in the cup after hitting the ball 3 times on a par 5 or 2 times on a par 4. 2 under par Birdie - Reaching the hole at one under par. So on a par 3, you reached the cup in 2, par 4, you reached in 3, and par 5, you reached in 4. Par - When you put the ball in the cup in the number specified by the par. Par 3, in three, par 4 in four shots, and par 5 in five shots Bogey - Using one extra shot to reach the cup. For example, on a par 4, you used 5 shots to get in the cup. Double bogey - 2 over par Triple bogey - 3 over par Quadruple bogey - 4 over par Etc.
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