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|Golf Terms, Letter P
|| Two golfers playing together in a
stroke competition. Also to assign players to play together in a competition.
|| Groups of two players.
|| The number of strokes a player should take to complete
a round with good performance. Par for each hole is given on the
| par competition
|| A game in which play is against a fixed
score for each hole (called the par or bogey). Scoring is as in
match play with plus 1 if the player scores better than par, equal
if he scores par and minus 1 if more than par. The player with the
highest aggregate score is the winner.
|| A course laid out in grassland with little rough.
|| A golfer who plays together with another in a
|| Old Scottish term meaning cunning or tricky.
|| A tee.
| penalty stroke
|| An additional stroke added to a player's
score for a rules violation
|| Wood with a distinctive grain used in many clubs.
|| Professional Golfers Association
| pick up
|| To take up one's ball before holing out. In match
play this concedes the hole or in stroke play incurs disqualification.
|| Nickname for the ball.
|| Same as "flagstick"
|| A ball even with the pin but off to one side.
Same as "hole high"
| pin placement (pin position)
|| The position of a hole on
a putting green on any given day.
|| A variation of play in which a partner plays
the other partner's drive. One ball is then selected to finish the
|| A short shot lofting the ball into the air in a
high arc and landing with backspin
|| The official responsible for pin placement>
| pitch and putt
|| A short golf course designed primarily
for approaching and putting.
| pitch and run
|| The same as a pitch shot but hit with a
lower-numbered club to reduce loft and backspin. This allows the
ball to run after it lands on the putting green.
|| Former name for a 7 or 8 iron.
| pitching irons
|| The short irons.
| pitching Niblick
|| Old name of an 8 iron.
| pitching wedge
|| An iron club designed for making pitch
|| The rotation of the shoulders, trunk and pelvis
during the golf swing.
|| Accuracy in the targeting of a shot.
|| To strike the ball with a club. The action of playing
the game of golf.
| play club
|| An obsolete ancient driver.
| play off
|| To determine a winner in a tie match by playing
further holes or a further round.
| playing professional
|| A professional golfer who primarily
competes in tournaments.
| playing through
|| Passing another group of players who are
| plus handicap
|| The number of strokes a player gives to
adjust his ability to the common level
| pop up
|| A short, high shot.
| pot bunker
|| A small, deep sand trap with steep sides.
| practice green
|| Green set up for putting practice.
| preferred lie
|| Local rules which allow a player to improve
his lie in a specific manner without penalty
|| A player who receives payment for teaching
or playing in tournaments. Usually shortened to Pro.
|| A competition which pairs professional players
| pro shop
|| The golf course shop operated by the head professional
where equipment is sold.
| provisional ball
|| A ball played if the previously played
ball may be lost or out of bounds.
| public links
|| A course open to the public.
|| A ball that goes to the left of the target with little
curve as hit by a right-handed player. The converse applies to left-handed
|| Low, controlled shot into the wind. It is made by
slamming the club down into the ball with a short swing
|| A ball that goes to the right of the target with
very little or no curving for a right handed player. Or the converse
for a left-handed player. As opposed to "pull"
|| The shot made on the putting green. From a Scottish
term meaning to push gently or nudge.
| putt out
|| To hole the ball with a putt.
|| A short-shafted club with a straight face for putting.
| putting green
|| The surface area around the hole that is
specially prepared for putting.