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|Golf Terms, Letter H
|| To chop violently at the ball. To
make bad shots. To play bad golf.
|| An unskilled golfer. Same as "duffer"
|| Used in match play when score is tied on a hole.
Each side credited with a half.
| half Shot
|| A shot played with a less than full swing.
|| When a match is played without a decision. A hole
is "halved" when both sides play it in the same number of strokes
|| The number of strokes a player may deduct from
his actual score to adjust his scoring ability to the level of a
scratch golfer. It is designed to allow golfers of different abilities
to basically compete on the same level.
| handicap certificate
|| a document issued by the player's
home club or golfing association that indicates his current handicap.
| hanging lie
|| A ball resting on a downhill slope
|| A hazard is any sand trap, bunker or water on the
course that may cause difficulty.
|| The part of the club that makes contact with the
ball. Usually made of wood, iron or some substitute material.
|| The part of the club head nearest the shaft.
|| Wood from a native North American tree used at
the beginning of the 19th century to make club shafts. Use continued
until the 1920's.
|| To play a shot or stroke.
| hog's back
|| A ridge of ground or a hole having a ridge
on a fairway.
|| To hit the ground and stay in place with little roll
|| A 4 1/4" (108 mm) round receptacle in the green -
at least 4" (100 mm) deep. Also refers to one of the nine or eighteen
areas between the tee and the green.
| hole high
|| A ball that is even with the hole but off to
| hole in one
|| A hole made with one stroke. Same as "ace"
| hole out
|| To complete the play for one hole by hitting the
ball into the cup
| home and home match
|| A match made up of rounds played on
the home course of each participant or group.
| home green
|| The last hole green.
| home pro
|| A professional who holds a position at a golf
club, teaches, and plays only in local events
|| The privilege of hitting first from the tee. Usually
assigned at the first tee. After the first tee, the privilege goes
to the winner of the last hole.
|| To hit the ball in a manner that causes it to curve
from right to left in the case of a right-handed player or left
to right for a left hander.
|| The hollow part of an iron club head into which the
shaft is fitted
|| A golfer with greater ability who purposely maintains
a higher handicap in order to win more bets.