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0-9

-4 | Condor
-3 | Albatross | Double Eagle
-2 | Eagle
-1 | Birdie
E | Par | Even
+1 | Bogey
+2 | Double Bogey
2 Best Ball
9 and a Half
10 Finger Grip | Baseball Grip
19th Hole

A

Ace | Hole-in-One
Address
Aim
Albatross | Double Eagle | -3
Alignment
All Square
Alternate Shot | Foursome
Approach

B

Back
Backswing
Bad Lie
Ball Above Feet Lie
Ball Below Feet Lie
Baseball Grip | 10 Finger Grip
Best Ball
Better Ball
Birdie | -1
Blade | Muscle Back
Blade | Thin
Blast | Explosion
Blind Shot
Bloodsome | Gruesome
Bogey | +1
Bogey Golfer
Bounce
Break
Bump and Run | Chip and Run
Bunker | Trap
Bunker Shot
Buried Lie

C

Carry
Cart Path
Casting | Cast Clubs
Cavity Back
Chip
Chip and Run | Bump and Run
Chip In
Closed Face
Closed Stance
Clubface
Clubhead | Head
Condor | -4
Course Handicap
Course Par
Course Rating
Cup | Hole
Cut

D

Divot
Dog leg
Dormie
Double Bogey | +2
Double Eagle | Albatross | -3
Double Tap | Double Hit
Down
Downhill Lie
Downswing
Draw
Drive
Driver
Driving Range | Practice Range
Duck Hook | Snap Hook

E

Eagle | -2
Equitable Stroke Control
Even | Par | E
Explosion | Blast

F

Face
Fade
Fairway
Fairway Bunker
Fairway Wood
Fat
Ferrule
First Cut
Flag
Flagstick | Pin
Flange
Flop | Lob
Fluffy Lie
Follow-through
Forging | Forged Clubs
Four Ball
Foursome | Alternate Shot
Fried Egg Lie
Fringe

G

Gap Wedge
Garden
Good Lie
Grain
Green | Putting Green
Greenside Bunker
Greensome
Grind
Grip (Club Part)
Grip (Finger Setup)
Grooves
Ground Under Repair
Gruesome | Bloodsome

H

Halve
Handicap
Handicap Index
Happy Ball
Hazard
Head | Clubhead
Heel
High Plane
Hole | Cup
Hole-in-One | Ace
Hook
Hosel | Neck | Socket
Hybrid | Rescue | Utility

I

Impact
Inside Out
Interclub
Interlock Grip
Iron

J

K

Knockdown | Punch

L

Lag
Lateral Water Hazard
Lay Up
Leading Edge
Lie (Club Part)
Lie (Environment)
Line
Links
Lip
Lob | Flop
Lob Wedge
Loft
Long Game
Low Plane

M

Match Play
Medal Play | Stroke Play
Mulligan
Muscle Back | Blade

N

Neck | Hosel | Socket
Neutral Grip

O

Off-Green Putt
Offset
Open Face
Open Stance
Out of Bounds
Outside In | Over the Top
Overclub
Overlap Grip | Vardon Grip
Over the Top | Outside In

P

Par | Even | E
Pin | Flagstick
Pitch
Pitch-and-Run
Pitching Wedge
Plugged Lie
Power Draw
Power Fade
Practice Green
Practice Range | Driving Range
Pre-Shot Routine
Pull
Pull Hook
Punch (Ball Flight)
Punch | Knockdown (Shot)
Push Slice
Putt
Putter
Putting Green | Green
Push

Q

R

Release
Releasing Too Early
Rescue | Hybrid | Utility
Reverse Pivot
Rhythm | Tempo
Rough

S

Sand Wedge
Sandie | Sandy
Scorecard
Scramble
Scratch Golfer
Setup
Shaft
Shank
Short Game
Skins
Sky
Slice
Slope Rating
Snap Hook | Duck Hook
Socket | Hosel | Neck
Sole
Square Face
Square Stance
Stableford
Stableford (Modified)
Stance
Straight
Stroke Play | Medal Play
Strong Grip
Swaying
Sweet Spot
Swing Plane

T

Takeaway
Target Line
Tee
Tee Box | Teeing Ground
Tee Marker
Tempo | Rhythm
Tight Lie
Timing
Thin | Blade
Three-Quarter Shot
Toe (Club Part)
Toe (Shot Error)
Top
Top Edge
Top of the Backswing
Trailing Edge
Trap | Bunker
Turn

U

Underclub
Unplayable Lie
Up
Up-and-Down
Uphill Lie
Utility | Hybrid | Rescue

V

Vardon Grip | Overlap Grip

W

Waggle
Waste Bunker
Water Hazard
Weak Grip
Wedge
Whiff
Wood

X

Y

Yips

Z