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|Golf Terms, Letter F
|| The hitting area or surface of the
|| A term used to describe the slight turning of the
ball from left to right (by a right-handed player) at the end of
its flight. From right to left for a left-handed player.
|| The area of the course between the tee and the
green that is well-maintained allowing a good lie for the ball
| fairway wood
|| Any other wooden club other than a driver.
|| To miss the ball completely
| fat shot
|| When the club hits the ground behind the ball.
This results in high or low shots with a loss of distance
|| An old leather ball stuffed with compressed
feathers. Replaced by the gutta percha after 1848. Also spelled
|| Grass of the genus Festuca, widely used on for
rough on golf courses>
|| The players in a tournament
|| An iron club used for distances between 145-180
yards for men's clubs. Also known as a mashie.
|| A wooden club used for distances between 190-210
yards for men's clubs.
|| The marker attached to the flagstick.
| flag competition
|| A stroke play game in which each player
has a flag. When the player has played the number of strokes equal
to the par of the course plus his handicap, he places a flag in
the course at that point. The winner is the player who goes farthest
around the course with the alotted number of strokes.
|| A movable marker to show the location of the
|| The additional surface of the club head which protrudes
at the sole
| flash trap
|| A shallow and small sand bunker
| flat swing
|| The type of swing that occurs when the club
head is carried back in a flat manner - usually inside-out
|| The amount of bend or the degree of stiffness of
the club shaft.
|| A ball is hit without spin and goes for a greater
distance than normal
| flier lie
|| A good lie in the rough
|| In tournament play, the division of players with
players of equal ability being placed in the same flight. Sixteen
is usually the number of players in a flight however any number
of players may be placed in a flight.
| flip shot
|| A short shot played with a high trajectory with
a highly lofted iron such as an eight or nine.
|| A poorly hit shot usually caused by hitting the ground
before the ball
|| A ball that is sitting up in grass.
|| The continuation of the swing after the
ball has been hit.
|| A warning shouted out to warn anyone who may be in
danger from the flight of the ball.
|| Someone employed by the course or tournament
committee to mark the position of a player's ball
|| A golfer's standard of play based on past performance.
| four ball
|| A match in which the better ball of two players
is played against the better ball of their opponents
|| An iron club used for distances of between 155-190
yards for men's clubs. Also known as a mashie iron.
|| A wooden club used for a distance of between
200-230 yards - for men' clubs. Also called a spoon.
|| A term given to four players playing together.
Also a match in which two players play against another two players
with each side playing one ball.
| free drop
|| A drop where no penalty stroke is incurred.
|| A ball half-buried in the sand.
|| The area surrounding the putting green which is
sometimes cut to a height lower than the fairway but not as short
as the green itself. Same as "apron"
| frog hair
|| The short grass that borders the edge of the
| front side
|| The first nine holes of an 18 hole course.
| full house
|| A game in which a player is set a points target
calculated by deducting his handicap from 36. The winner is the
one who surpasses his target by the most points. Scoring is 8 points
for an eagle, 4 for a birdie, two for a par and 1 for bogey.