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|Golf Terms, Letter C
| caddie (caddy)
|| Someone who carries a
player's clubs during play and offers him assistance in accordance
with the rules.
| caddie master
|| The golf course employee in charge of managing
|| A golf car or car.
| Calamity Jane
|| The name that Bobby Jones gave to his putter.
Also putters modeled after his hickory-shafted blade putter
|| In slang, to hole a putt.
|| The top end of a club grip and shaft
|| A card used to record scores in stroke play. Also,
to make a record of your score.
|| A slang term referring to the putting green or
|| The length of travel by the ball after it is hit
to the place where it first hits the ground
|| A two-wheeled trolley on which a golf is fitted and
pulled around the course. In some cases trolleys are battery powered.
Can also refer to a golf car.
| casual water
|| Any temporary accumulations of water that
are visible before or after a player takes his stance and is not
a hazard or in a water hazard. A player may lift his ball from casual
water without penalty
| center shafted
|| Putter in which the shaft is joined to
the center of the head.
|| To surge from behind and display superior play.
Also to play or putt aggressively.
| chart the course
|| Pace each hole so that you know how far
you are from the green.
|| To hit the ground before the ball, producing
a weak lofted shot.
| chip shot
|| A short approach shot of low trajectory usually
hit from near the green. It is normally hit with overspin or bite.
|| A chip shot including the run of the ball
after landing. Also known as 'bump and run'
| chip in
|| A holed chip shot.
|| To grip down farther on the club handle.
|| A slang term used to indicate a collapse under pressure
|| To hit the ball with a hacking motion
|| As in "I've got a bit of a claggy lie". A lie that
is a bit wet and muddy - of British origin - almost a claim for
casual water but not quite!
|| The term used in match play to denote a protest by
a player regarding a possible breach of the rules.
|| Any one of many narrow-bladed iron clubs used for
long shots through the green from the rough or sand. Another name
for the # 1 iron. Also, a shallower faced lofted wooden club. Another
name for the #4 wood.
| closed stance
|| The left foot extends over the balls line
of flight while the right foot is back
|| The spike on the sole of a golf shoe.
| closed face
|| When the clubface is pointed to the left of
the target when you address the ball.
| closed stance
|| A stance taken with the right foot pulled
back, away from the ball.
|| The implement used in golf to strike the ball. Consists
of a shaft, grip and a clubhead of wood or metal.
| club head
|| The hitting area of the club.
|| The main building on the course.
| clubhouse lawyer
|| A self-appointed caller or arbiter of
|| To bend the wrists backwards in the backswing.
|| The grassy fringe surrounding the putting green.
|| A team game with teams of 3 or 4 players in which
one player uses a colored ball. Team score comprises the score with
the colored ball plus the best of the other 2 or 3 players. Players
alternate holes playing with the colored ball.
| come back shot
|| The shot you make after you have overshot
|| The collective name for those in charge of a
competition or a course.
|| The flattening of the ball against the clubface
at impact. Also the degree of resilience of a ball.
|| A four-under par shot. A hole-in-one on a par 5
for example. Has occurred on a hole with a heavy dogleg, hard ground
and no trees. Might also be called "a triple eagle".
|| a game in which a point is awarded to the first
player of the group to get to the green, one for the players closest
to the pin and one for the first player to hole out. The winner
is the player with the highest number of points.
| control shot
|| A shot that is played with less than full
|| The center of the golf ball.
|| The playing area which is usually made up of 9
or 18 holes with each hole having a tee off area, fairway and green
| course rating
|| The comparison of playing one course as
opposed to another in terms of difficulty. It is expressed in strokes
or decimal fractions of strokes. The yardage of the course and the
ability of a scratch golfer are the basis for determination
|| To allow one's good play to suffer when under pressure.
|| A lengthy bunker that is situated across
| cross-handed grip
|| A grip where your left hand is below
|| The container in the hole holds the flagstick in pace.
|| A deep and enclosed lie.
|| The score that reduces the field to a pre-determined
number and eliminates players in a tournament. Usually made after
36 of a 72 hole tournament.
| cut shot
|| A controlled shot that results in the ball stopping
almost immediately on the green without roll.