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|Golf Terms, Letter R
|R & A
|| Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St.
|| An amateur golfer with little success. A touring
professional who has no tournament exemptions and must compete in
qualifying rounds for chances to play in tournaments.
|| A high-lofted iron club that is no longer in use.
It was used for playing from sand and out of water.
|| Practice area.
|| To firmly hit a putt.
| reading the green
|| Determining the path which the ball
will take on its way to the hole by analyzing the contour and texture
of the green.
|| To play back into a satisfactory position on the
fairway or onto the green from an undesirable position, such as
a hazard or rough, on the course.
| regular shaft
|| A shaft with normal flex.
|| The point in the downswing where you uncock your
| reverse overlap
|| For a right-handed player, a putting grip
in which the index finger of the right hand overlaps the little
finger of the left and the converse for a left-handed player...
|| To play a shot accurately and for a great distance.
|| To run round the edge of the cup.
| rim out
|| To run around the edge of the cup and fail to
| road hole
|| The 17th hole at St. Andrews. Reputed to be
the most difficult hole in the world.
|| Turning the wrists too much at impact
|| Long grass areas adjacent to fairway, greens, tee
off areas or hazards
|| A complete game of golf - 18 holes is one round
| round robin
|| A tournament in which every player has the
opportunity to play every other player
| rub of the green
|| Any accident, not caused by a player
or caddie, that moves or stops a ball in play and for which no relief
is given under the rules. This is when your ball is deflected by
agencies beyond your control that are not part of the match or the
competitor's side in stroke play. A bit of bad luck.
|| The distance the ball rolls on the ground or when
it lands on the ground
| running iron
|| A club that is used for making short running
|| An approach shot that is close to the ground or
on the ground.