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|Golf Terms, Letter M
|make the cut
|| To qualify for the final
rounds of a tournament by scoring well enough in the beginning rounds
|| A putter that has a head that is much wider and
heavier than that of a blade putter.
|| A small object, like a coin, that is used to mark
the spot of the ball when it is lifted off the putting green.
|| The objects placed at the teeing round that indicate
the area in which players must tee their balls.
|| A person appointed by a tournament committee to
keep order and handle spectators.
|| Lofted iron club that was introduced in the 1880's
and is no longer in use. Used for pitching with backspin. Another
name for the number 5 iron.
|| An iron club that had less of a loft than
a mashie. Used for driving and full shots through the green. Another
name for the number 4 iron.
|| An iron club, no longer in use, with a
loft somewhere between that of a mashie and a niblick. Club was
used for pitching. Another name for the number 6 iron.
|| As in a matched set of clubs. Clubs designed and
made in a graded, numbered series and with consistent specifications
| match play
|| A competition played with each hole being a
separate contest. The team or player winning the most holes, rather
than having the lowest score, is the winner. The winner of the first
hole is "one up". Even if the player wins that hole by two or three
strokes, he is still only "one up". The lead is increased every
time the player wins another hole. The winner is the one who wins
the most holes. This was the original form of golf competition.
|| A lush grassland course.
|| The player with the lowest qualifying score in
| medal play
|| A competition decided by the overall number
of strokes used to complete the round or rounds. Same as "stroke
|| An obsolete wooden club with a loft between
that of the long spoon and the short spoon.
|| An iron club, no longer in use, with more loft
than a driving iron. Another name for a 2 or 3 iron.
|| Another name for the number 4 iron.
|| To use the wrong club for the shot.
|| To putt wrongly. To not read the green correctly.
| mixed foursome
|| A foursome with each side has a male and
| model swing
|| A totally professional swing.
|| To mis-hit a shot.
|| A second shot that is allowed to be taken in
friendly play when the player has "muffed" (see above) the first
one. Not allowed by the rules.
| municipal course
|| A public course owned by local government.