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|Golf Terms, Letter O
|| A person who is appointed to
assist the referee in a match, to decide questions of fact and report
any breach of rules.
|| Any artificial object that has been left or
placed on the course with the exception of course boundary markers
and constructed roads and paths.
|| A poor hit.
|| A club with the head set behind the shaft.
| one up
|| Used in match play to mean having scored one hole
more than your opponent. Also, the score of the player who is one
|| An iron club with a loft of approximately 17
degrees, lie of approximately 56 degrees and length of 39 inches.
Men's clubs give a distance of between 185 and 220 yards. Also called
a driving iron.
|| To hole the ball using only one shot on the green.
||Alternate name given to the driver.
||A tournament in which both amateurs and professionals are allowed
| open stance
|| The left foot is dropped behind the imaginary
line of the direction of the ball. This allows the golfer to face
more in the direction the ball is going to travel.
|| The first nine holes of an 18 hole course. The second
9 holes is going "in"
| out of bounds
|| The area outside of the course in which
play is prohibited. A player is penalized stroke and distance. That
is he must replay the shot with a penalty of one stroke.
| outside agency
|| Anyone who is not part of the competitors
side in stroke play or not part of the match. Such as observers,
forecaddies, referee etc.
|| To use a club that gives to much distance.
| overlapping grip
|| As used by a right-handed player having
the little finger of the right hand overlapping the space between
the forefinger and second finger of the left hand. The opposite
for a left-handed player.