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They confused the public with the same handicap and the same team at different times and the favourites won heavily without much betting on them. Ever notice how top teams quite often (not always) beat bottom ones by small margins? Chelsea won 1-0.

Take note however, that on any matchday, there is seldom the case that all the favourites fail to clear the handicap, even when the public is betting heavily on them.

Verdict: Bet Valencia

How do you make sure that the heavy betting is by these big boys in the know? Check out the forums. If the top of the table-team is giving a ball handicap to the number two team in the table, it is usually too high. Punters were sure Boro would go all out to win this match to avoid disqualification from the UEFA Cup. There the bookies go again. Punters lapped this up, confident of a sound trashing of WBA by Chelsea and bet on Chelsea despite the high handicap.

Knowing that the memory of this was still fresh in the minds of punters, bookmakers posted the same opening handicap for Chelsea the following week at 1.75. Check for Class, Form, Motivation and other factors as described in THE GUIDE.

Normally, the bookie likes to lay traps on favourites and popular teams which the public likes to bet on. Analysis

Final Score: Valencia 3 Getafe 1

That was the most common scenario. This is where the public can lose if they bet on favourites who win by just goal. Is there something that most of the public wouldn’t know? If the non-favourite team exhibits traits that could help them win (or draw) or if the favourite team has some factors going against them, bet on the underdog just like the bookie, when the betting public is going heavy on the favourites. Also, sometimes the big bookies intentionally let the public have a good week or two (rarer and rarer though) -to let losses wipe out the smaller bookies and throw off anyone who’s on to their game. Sometimes, even the bookies/big boys make mistakes or events occur which have not been expected. That is, bet on those teams which are being bet heavily on. When you see little action on popular favourites from the odds movement and the asian handicap is reasonably high against the favourites, you might choose to bet on the favourites then.

Check match facts against the odds movements. This was even though they had won their previous game. The very high and rather rare handicap of 1.75 given by the bookies seemed to confirm this fact.

Sporting Lisbon had won the previous reverse fixture 3-2.

EPL Match Day: 19 Mar 2005

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace 2.05 0 : 1 3/4 1.85

As the public likes to bet on favourites most times and these favourites do not lose or draw often enough for the bookmakers’ appetite, it makes sense that they use this psychological function mostly in Asian Handicap odds.

The bookies need to let the public win sometimes.

Example 3

Although the position that bookmakers take in public relations exercises is that they stand to make the most when there is an equal amount of bets on both teams in a match, the reality is that sometimes bookmakers think that a certain outcome is likely and use the odds as a psychological tool to draw the public into betting on the team they think will lose.

Exploiting the Odds

The bookies met two objectives with this match. Check for large trends once or twice a day for three days and check the odds a last time an hour or two just before the match.

When you see odds like these, you first have to recognize certain factors outside the movements of these odds. Some of them even bet on Palace, evidenced by slightly dropping prices on the underdog, thinking perhaps Chelsea were losing their form. Naturally, punters shied away from backing Chelsea this time, afraid of a similar scoreline with another relegation struggler, Crystal Palace.

UEFA Match Day: 17 Mar 2005

Sporting Lissabon vs Middlesbrough 2.05 0 : 1/2 1.85

Considering how the bookie always wins from the general betting public in the long run, it is wise to piggyback on the bookies’ predictions by considering how they market the odds.

Valencia was 6th and Getafe 13th on the Primera Liga table. Some will clear and some won’t most match days. The bookie is seducing you to bet on the underdog.

Chelsea was giving the same 1.75 handicap to West Brom the previous EPL fixture and won the game 1-0 with a single goal from Didier Drogba.

You can tell what the bookie is trying to achieve from the early odds. Sporting Lisbon is a fine team from Portugal but relatively unknown when compared to Middlebrough even though they have produced some of the best known names in football currently like Luis Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Other Parties Involved

Not much movement in the odds (above) to suggest heavy backing of Valencia by the public to warrant such a handicap.

We reason, ‘Hey, if they’re that good, I would have heard more of them, right?’

How do you tell if people have fallen for the trap?

Sporting 1 Boro 0.

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Study the movement of the odds. A check with the odds confirm that prices on Middlesbrough are getting lower. So look out for favourable opening or early odds on these teams which eventually climb to normal levels when the match is about to start.

Well, we do not know the answer to that but we know that when a relatively well-known team is given a 0.5 handicap by a less-popular team, everybody bets on the popular team, confident that they can at least draw with the ‘obscure’ team. It is up to you to identify them based on researching the usual factors and the odds. A one-ball handicap was a lot to give for a separation of just 7 places. Chelsea was then leading the table with 8 points more than the nearest contender for the title, Man U. If everyone there seems to say they are betting on one team but the betting odds prove that money is being poured on the other, you will know that the heavy betting is not done by the Joe Publics. Try not to get trapped in this hidden but vicious cycle.

SPL Match Day 20 Mar 2005 . When? When the action is low.

You have to question just why Valencia was giving a one-ball handicap when Getafe was in hot form.

On the whole, however, it is a very accurate way to predict winners based on the number of winning bets this has produced for some pro-bettors.

Score? Chelsea 4, Palace 1.

People tend to bet on teams they know and think of less heard-of teams as not up to par.

Odds and their movements present a unique opportunity to gauge what the bookie thinks and how the markets react to them. Punters missed this opportunity to win from betting on their favourites but they noticed the scoreline and regained their confidence in the favourite again.

Examples

Valencia vs Getafe 1.975 0 : 1 1.925

Example 1.

This is the psychological function of the odds used to the fullest by the bookmakers to fool the public.

Example 2

Conclusion

Note: For the study of odds movements, we approach match analysis with a conspiracy theory kind of angle and assume that bookmakers have insider knowledge or are almost able to know outcomes of games based on connections or highly qualified handicappers, researchers etc on their payroll or both. (This take some experience and study.)

– Beating the Big Boys at Their Own Game! Background

As always, when unsure, lay off.

You can tell that most of the public are betting on a team when the price and odds on the team gets less favourable. When you see particularly heavy betting on weak teams, check the various factors and if you realise there’s no reason for it, be aware of such ‘big boy’ action going on. In this case, go with the flow of the betting. Take note of heavy action where odds or prices have big movements.

There is no such thing as a foolproof method. Expectations was that Chelsea would trash WBA, who was a relegation struggler. Well, if so, why were the bookies so kind as to award Boro a 1/2-ball handicap?

We do not know what the bookies know but the final score?

Valencia vs Getafe 2.00 0 : 1 1.90

Remember that mastering this is something of an artform and takes some time and experience to get good at.

Middlesbrough, in that season, was an upper mid-table team in the English Premier League, the most popular league worldwide. However, there are other parties around – big timers with inside knowledge, betting syndicates, match-fixers, etc who are not necessarily friendly to the bookie.

Sometimes, the big odd movements are caused by these parties (less often) and not by the betting public. This is not for every match so just be on the lookout for unusual activity. Hone your analytical skills and try to think like the bookie.

Valencia had just lost their last game and Getafe was getting known as a giant-killer, beating Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao and drawing with Deportivo and Real Betis recently the previous four games. Study it over two or three days

Casino-Gaming :: Odds and Odds Movements

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(This take some experience and study.)

Example 3

You have to question just why Valencia was giving a one-ball handicap when Getafe was in hot form. Is there something that most of the public wouldn’t know? If the non-favourite team exhibits traits that could help them win (or draw) or if the favourite team has some factors going against them, bet on the underdog just like the bookie, when the betting public is going heavy on the favourites. It is up to you to identify them based on researching the usual factors and the odds.

Sporting Lisbon had won the previous reverse fixture 3-2. If the top of the table-team is giving a ball handicap to the number two team in the table, it is usually too high. Punters missed this opportunity to win from betting on their favourites but they noticed the scoreline and regained their confidence in the favourite again.

There is no such thing as a foolproof method. Valencia was 6th and Getafe 13th on the Primera Liga table. Also, sometimes the big bookies intentionally let the public have a good week or two (rarer and rarer though) -to let losses wipe out the smaller bookies and throw off anyone who’s on to their game.

You can tell that most of the public are betting on a team when the price and odds on the team gets less favourable. Punters were sure Boro would go all out to win this match to avoid disqualification from the UEFA Cup. A check with the odds confirm that prices on Middlesbrough are getting lower. So look out for favourable opening or early odds on these teams which eventually climb to normal levels when the match is about to start. When you see little action on popular favourites from the odds movement and the asian handicap is reasonably high against the favourites, you might choose to bet on the favourites then. Sometimes, even the bookies/big boys make mistakes or events occur which have not been expected.

The Other Parties Involved

SPL Match Day 20 Mar 2005

Note: For the study of odds movements, we approach match analysis with a conspiracy theory kind of angle and assume that bookmakers have insider knowledge or are almost able to know outcomes of games based on connections or highly qualified handicappers, researchers etc on their payroll or both. Check for large trends once or twice a day for three days and check the odds a last time an hour or two just before the match. Check for Class, Form, Motivation and other factors as described in THE GUIDE. Expectations was that Chelsea would trash WBA, who was a relegation struggler.

Middlesbrough, in that season, was an upper mid-table team in the English Premier League, the most popular league worldwide.

Study the movement of the odds.

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Final Score: Valencia 3 Getafe 1

We reason, ‘Hey, if they’re that good, I would have heard more of them, right?’

We do not know what the bookies know but the final score?

Sometimes, the big odd movements are caused by these parties (less often) and not by the betting public. That is, bet on those teams which are being bet heavily on. However, there are other parties around – big timers with inside knowledge, betting syndicates, match-fixers, etc who are not necessarily friendly to the bookie. The very high and rather rare handicap of 1.75 given by the bookies seemed to confirm this fact. Take note of heavy action where odds or prices have big movements. The bookie is seducing you to bet on the underdog. Some will clear and some won’t most match days. In this case, go with the flow of the betting.

Analysis

As always, when unsure, lay off.

On the whole, however, it is a very accurate way to predict winners based on the number of winning bets this has produced for some pro-bettors.

This is the psychological function of the odds used to the fullest by the bookmakers to fool the public.

EPL Match Day: 19 Mar 2005

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace 2.05 0 : 1 3/4 1.85

You can tell what the bookie is trying to achieve from the early odds.

Example 2

Example 1. This was even though they had won their previous game. Hone your analytical skills and try to think like the bookie.

Examples

People tend to bet on teams they know and think of less heard-of teams as not up to par.

Valencia vs Getafe 2.00 0 : 1 1.90

Sporting 1 Boro 0.

How do you make sure that the heavy betting is by these big boys in the know? Check out the forums. Naturally, punters shied away from backing Chelsea this time, afraid of a similar scoreline with another relegation struggler, Crystal Palace. If everyone there seems to say they are betting on one team but the betting odds prove that money is being poured on the other, you will know that the heavy betting is not done by the Joe Publics. Study it over two or three days. Try not to get trapped in this hidden but vicious cycle. Sporting Lisbon is a fine team from Portugal but relatively unknown when compared to Middlebrough even though they have produced some of the best known names in football currently like Luis Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo. A one-ball handicap was a lot to give for a separation of just 7 places. When you see particularly heavy betting on weak teams, check the various factors and if you realise there’s no reason for it, be aware of such ‘big boy’ action going on.

The bookies need to let the public win sometimes. Punters lapped this up, confident of a sound trashing of WBA by Chelsea and bet on Chelsea despite the high handicap.

Valencia vs Getafe 1.975 0 : 1 1.925

The bookies met two objectives with this match.

Remember that mastering this is something of an artform and takes some time and experience to get good at.

Conclusion

Knowing that the memory of this was still fresh in the minds of punters, bookmakers posted the same opening handicap for Chelsea the following week at 1.75. There the bookies go again.

Well, we do not know the answer to that but we know that when a relatively well-known team is given a 0.5 handicap by a less-popular team, everybody bets on the popular team, confident that they can at least draw with the ‘obscure’ team.

Exploiting the Odds

Verdict: Bet Valencia

Although the position that bookmakers take in public relations exercises is that they stand to make the most when there is an equal amount of bets on both teams in a match, the reality is that sometimes bookmakers think that a certain outcome is likely and use the odds as a psychological tool to draw the public into betting on the team they think will lose.

Normally, the bookie likes to lay traps on favourites and popular teams which the public likes to bet on.

– Beating the Big Boys at Their Own Game! Background

When you see odds like these, you first have to recognize certain factors outside the movements of these odds. Some of them even bet on Palace, evidenced by slightly dropping prices on the underdog, thinking perhaps Chelsea were losing their form. . When? When the action is low.

Score? Chelsea 4, Palace 1.

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Not much movement in the odds (above) to suggest heavy backing of Valencia by the public to warrant such a handicap.

How do you tell if people have fallen for the trap?

As the public likes to bet on favourites most times and these favourites do not lose or draw often enough for the bookmakers’ appetite, it makes sense that they use this psychological function mostly in Asian Handicap odds. They confused the public with the same handicap and the same team at different times and the favourites won heavily without much betting on them.

Check match facts against the odds movements. This is not for every match so just be on the lookout for unusual activity.

Considering how the bookie always wins from the general betting public in the long run, it is wise to piggyback on the bookies’ predictions by considering how they market the odds.

Valencia had just lost their last game and Getafe was getting known as a giant-killer, beating Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao and drawing with Deportivo and Real Betis recently the previous four games.

UEFA Match Day: 17 Mar 2005

Sporting Lissabon vs Middlesbrough 2.05 0 : 1/2 1.85

Odds and their movements present a unique opportunity to gauge what the bookie thinks and how the markets react to them.

Take note however, that on any matchday, there is seldom the case that all the favourites fail to clear the handicap, even when the public is betting heavily on them. Chelsea was then leading the table with 8 points more than the nearest contender for the title, Man U. Ever notice how top teams quite often (not always) beat bottom ones by small margins? Chelsea won 1-0.

That was the most common scenario. Well, if so, why were the bookies so kind as to award Boro a 1/2-ball handicap?

Chelsea was giving the same 1.75 handicap to West Brom the previous EPL fixture and won the game 1-0 with a single goal from Didier Drogba. This is where the public can lose if they bet on favourites who win by just goal

A few do’s and don’ts when betting on football accumulators

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Also it’s good to scour the internet to see what people make of a certain bookmakers customer service help lines. When there is money at stake you want to know that you can get hold of the company in question and get the help you require.

When picking your teams it is often easy to just go for a team to win and forget about the other result, a draw. I thank you for reading and i hope you found this hub helpful. Back your own judgement, nobody elses.

So there it is. Don’t get sucked in by this as they are just as likely (or unlikely) as everyone else to pick a winning accumulator. Now and again you will see ex footballers giving their advice on who to pick and who to stay clear of. Looking back on it if i was a neutral then i probably wouldn’t have picked them. What this is, is a few tips on what to do and what not to do when betting on football accumulators, no guarantees, no 99.9% accuracy nonsense, just things that in my opinion you NEED to know and realise before even attempting to place your bet. Also if you don’t fancy a team in the first place then don’t change your mind. You can often talk yourself around to the idea of betting on someone else, and in my experience it only leads to disappointment. Just because they used to play the game means nothing. If you can’t walkaway then you shouldn’t be betting.

If you aren’t enjoying betting on sporting events then you are doing it for the wrong reasons. What i pay attention to is their special offers when signing up and what they offer customerson a regular basis. I tend to stick with 4 or 5 teams at the most, even then it’s hard enough. It’s not a way to make an extra income (although it does feel great when you win) If the enjoyment has gone then it only spells trouble.

DON’T ADD TOO MANY TEAMS

DON’T LISTEN TO THE “EXPERTS”

BET ON WHAT YOU KNOW

KNOW YOUR BOOKMAKERS

Now most online bookmakers will guarantee the best odds so i don’t pay too much attention when i read that. Here’s my guide:

KNOW YOUR LIMITS

If a team is 1/7 to win then i don’t even consider it as there is absolutely no value in them. The reason for this is i have included them before and they have been the only team to let me down on more than one occasion. A pointless bet in my opinion.

I make a point of never including my beloved Stoke City in any of my accumulators. Set yourself a limit before you start betting, a figure that you know you can afford to lose. I always pick a 4 team accumulator of 4 draws amongst my bets as the odds for a match finishing all square rarely goes below 2/1.

If you look through the paper and fancy a certain team then make sure you pick them. If you do lose your money then walkaway, it’s as simple as that. They add very little to your overall winnings and there is always the chance that they can let you down and not even win at all. If you feel the need to bet on quite a few teams then i’d suggest a low stake as the chances of winning are incredibly small.

DON’T CHANGE YOUR MIND

DON’T IGNORE THE DRAW

When betting on football i only bet on teams and leagues that i know about. Gambling to me is a form of entertainment, just like going to the cinema is for other people. It’s easy to have have a blinkered view when it comes to your team.

Ok so this is an obvious one but it’s so easy to get caught up in the moment. It’s pointless me betting on the Argentinian league or the Brazilian league as i wouldn’t have a clue what i was doing, So i just normally stick to the English leagues, as it’s easier for me to spot a bet that i think is good value.. The cold, hard fact is that if you’re betting on accumulators then it’s pretty likely that you’re going to lose, however, if you follow the steps above then i believe you will eliminate some of the most common mistakes made when making your selections. Go with your initial instinct.

It’s easy to get carried away when filling out your betting slip as you watch the odds rise, sometimes you almost convince yourself that you can’t lose. The chances are that if you don’t they will win and the team you chose in their place at the last minute will let you down. Feel free to leave any comments below.

BET FOR ENJOYMENT

DON’T ADD TEAMS WHO’S ODDS ARE TOO SHORT

DON’T LET THE HEART RULE THE HEAD

Now let me start by telling you that this isn’t some great foolproof betting system that never fails as they simply don’t exist. There are my top 10 tips for gambling on football accumulators

GAMBLING WEALTH OR POVERTY

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Your horoscope may be having a sure shot key which could unlock for you a rosy future. So its high time you should quit gambling for the sake of your family and also for you self. Gambling can destroy families. Sometimes it happens that you dont want to gamble but your planetary movements and dasha are against you which incite you to go there. At that time you really need an astrologer who can provide you a correct and accurate solution to your problem. The chance of winning is very less but there is always greed, a hope and a possibility to win. They become more prone to many kinds of diseases that should have been easily prevented, if not for gambling. Believe in astrology it can be a real friend of yours. It doesnt matter to them if his spouse is aiming to divorce them.

Gambling can be accompanied by sad realities. They get into heavy debts that they cannot repay. They lose their possessions, sometimes even their lives. The consequences can be disastrous. Gambling addiction results into the ignorance of family life, focusing on gambling and gambling alone. Even if you are unable to quit then consult a Vedic astrologer. It will be harder to come back to the real world then, because time never comes back. Your money can be spent on better things. It is evident that the effects of gambling are never good. If you are a student, you skip classes and forget to study your lessons, all for gambling. This can tell you that why are you intended to gamble? It can also provide the remedies to stop it.. You have no choice but to sulk and regret all those times that you wasted in gambling, that should have been used for more productive things. This means that if you fail in your gambling career, you will have nowhere else to go. If you are working, you show up less and less at the office and your performance drops. Gambling can bleed your bank account dry. If your problem has correlation with gambling then do not hesitate to get your horoscope evaluated for the amount of pain and mental strain you are to receive. Astrology says that it is best not to indulge in it. In this Vedic Chart you will get the nature and role of various planets, their Auspicious and Inauspicious results and General Predictions. Your gambling career becomes your only career. They do not care about what is happening in the house; do not care about their kids’ problems. Gambling can impede your career growth. Gambling addicts find it hard to sleep at night, or even eat. Their lives become a big mess. I have seen many families breaking up because of the bread-winners gambling losses. Wife/husband and kids may develop hate towards a gambling addict because of the latter’s neglect.

Gambling can make you sick. Your astrology horoscope chart consists of complete Vedic Astrological Charts and general predictions showing the exact position of all planets at the time of birth, their relationship with each other, and explanation of different planetary positions in conjunction with various houses. For gambling addicts, nothing else matters but gambling. Those addicted in gambling almost end up saving money allotted for more important things like health or medical insurance. So treat this as a wakeup call and get yourself examined astrologically and get the eventual treatment.

Author’s Bio:

Jyotishacharya Vinay Sheel Saxena Bhagya Samhita wale is a well known indian Vedic Astrologer Horoscope reader and Vastu expert and provides best vedic astrology solutions, vastu remedies, astrology forecast, Horoscope matching and other astrological solutions.

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Roulette System To Improve Your Odds And Win More

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Please see http://www.insidersystem.com for the latest winning tips and strategies.

This article was posted on December 07, 2005

Force the Zero . After holding onto these secrets and amassing a private fortune over the past 16 years, he finally decided it was time to come out and share some of his knowledge with the world. Until next time, I hope this information has got you salivating for roulette wins at your favorite casino!

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This system is very simple, bear in mind the above explanation of number allocations. When you keep betting Red and Black you will keep winning on color bets (even though you break even because you have bet on both Red and Black), but the computer registers a winning color bet every time so therefore we have discovered that that the color Green 0 starts to be drawn a lot more to combat the constant wins on Red and Black. However this is not enough to invest money in chasing set numbers; however it compliments our FORCE THE ZERO system.

What Does This Mean?

There are four simple steps required to use this system, which I will be revealing in a future article. This means that every number is given a 1/37 chance of being drawn (0 & 18 Red 18 Black). The random program installed into these systems which distributes the numbers is only random within its probability quota.

Roulette System To Improve Your Odds And Win More

by: Ellison Mansfield

If you’ve read any of my articles before, you know I always emphasize the fact that there are many viable systems for any type of gambling. The System also relies on target structure so that substantial profits can be made and continued.

The method is based on an electronic failure on a random computer program installed into internet and electronic terminals. He’s flown under the radar for virtually his entire adult life, beating the casinos and stockpiling his winnings. Here is an introduction to one of those systems.

About The Author

Yes it’s true: Ellison Mansfield has made a career out of gambling. If you place equal bets on Red and Black every spin you will never lose any money, except for when 0 is drawn. This system has been tried and tested on numerous occasions on internet casino roulette and roulette betting terminals with fantastic results (see http://www.insidersystem.com/roulette.html). Roulette is no exception. However it may not come in for 70 – 80 spins but then you will find it may come in 2-3 times within 10 spins. How Does This Help?

The random program installed into machines has number allocated occurrence probability. Therefore bets on Green 0, Red and Black with a bet placement structure provide the basis of our system. While admittedly one of the more difficult games to gain an edge in, I have found a few systems that really do make a difference. Unlike real table roulette in a casino where a number is never guaranteed to be drawn, computer generated roulette has to provide a balance of numbers ensuring over a large total of spins each number would have been drawn a similar amount of times (within a few percent), this few percent is called the ‘realistic waiver’ which is supposed to add realism to computer generated roulette.

Well firstly it ensures a fair number allocation and obviously if youre chasing a set number you know it will eventually come in. However we have discovered a unique factor

Tips On How To Bet In Pick-4 Lotto

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These are dates of important events in ones life, like birthdays of the members of the family, and even pets. The fact is, there is no winning formula in playing Pick-4 or any other lotto games. And yet despite lack of proof that this method works, many bettors still use them. And while theres no law that prohibits people from trying their luck in lotto the way they want it, some pieces of advice might help them play lotto without having to spend time in worthless activities. The fun starts even before one can place the bet. They believe the winning combinations in lotto follow a pattern, so they analyze look for this pattern, using elaborate methods including mathematical computations.

Others use the odd or even combination. But theres no proof yet that any of these strategies work. They spend hours analyzing these combinations and their chances of success. Aiming for a Pick-4 lotto win can be an exciting experience. They also balance single digits with double digits. You might as believe in being lucky than believing there is an accurate analysis of number combination.

The thing here is that while the chances of winning may increase, there will be many of you who will split the money in case you win. They balance the number of odd figures with that of the even figures. At the end of the day, its their money that they spend, not anybody elses.

Common Strategies That Dont Work

Bettors of Pick-4 and other lotto games employ what they call strategies in choosing a number combination. It starts in the process of analyzing possible winning combinations using different strategies, or just picking numbers at random at praying to Lady Luck that they might hit the jackpot this time.

There are many other strategies lotto bettors employ in the hope of winning the jackpot. Theres the parallel pattern, the horizontal pattern, the oblique pattern and other patterns that they can think of.

Other bettors use patterns.

But in playing lotto, analyzing number combinations could be part of the fun, although it means so many wasted hours. People continue employing the strategies hoping they will be the first to prove they work. They also use the consecutive numbers combination.

This strategy is not only being used by amateurs in lotto games, but also by hardcore bettors. Whether online or conventional, the bettor pays for the combination, which only adds to his lotto expenses. But that doesnt minimize their popularity. The chances of developing conflict within the lottery pool are high, especially if the pool is not a group of friends. One such strategy is organizing a lottery pool. As it is, people are free to come up with their own strategy.

Pattern analysis for lotto can even be found in the Internet. This is a more practical way of increasing the chances of winning.

People go through all the process of analyzing combinations that they believe to be winning lottery numbers. And the temptation for one to run away with the whole amount is great.

One of the most common strategies used is the dates in the calendar. A group of five to ten people decide to form a group and pool in their resources to be used in placing bets with various combinations, hoping for a guaranteed Pick-4 wins with 15 number combinations.

The Odd-Even Scheme. If for example the youngest child was born on March 1, 1990, the numbers to be used will have to include 3, 1, 9, 0, etc. Dates of historical events are also a popular choice.

Nevertheless, Pick-4 and all the other types of lotto games are a game of chance. The more traditional ones go for the conventional tip sheets. But the fact is that there is no sure formula for winning the lotto

New York Mets vs Kansas City Royals 2015 World Series betting odds

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The Mets pitchers have a ERA of 2.71 in the postseason vs the Royals pitchers ERA of 4.41. The Mets have rolled into the World Series by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games in the NL Division Series, and then steamrolling past the Chicago Cubs in four straight games in the National League Championship Series.

The Mets will start either Matt Harvey or Jacob deGrom in Game 1. Whichever pitcher is not chosen for Game will start Game 2. Chris Young (0-0 with a 3.12 ERA) could also get a start. Game 1 will take place on Tuesday night, October 27, 2015, at 8:07 pm EDT at Kauffman Stadium, in Kansas City, Missouri on FOX. The Kansas City Royals bring a lineup that scores runs. Noah Syndergaard, 1-1 with a 2.77 ERA, and Steven Matz, 0-1 with a 3.72 ERA, will also likely get starts in the 2015 World Series.

The Royals reached the World Series by beating the Houston Astros in six games in the American League Divisional Series, and then beating the Toronto Blue Jays in six games in the American League Championship Series. The Blue Jays were heavily favored to win the World Series at the end of the regular season before the playoffs started.. If the Kansas Royals are going to win they are going to have to rely on their hitting, bullpen and the fact that they have a regular DH on the team in Kendrys Morales who has four home runs and 10 RBIs this postseason.

The New York Mets from the National League and the Kansas City Royals from the American League are playing each other for the 2015 World Series. As a National League team, the Mets do not have a regular DH.

The likely starting pitchers for the Royals in the World Series are Johnny Cueto (1-1 with a 7.88 ERA), Edison Volquez (1-2 with a 4.32 ERA in postseason), and Yordano Ventura (0-1 with a 5.09 ERA). The only question mark regarding the Mets pitching is that all of their starters are young and could get rattled pitching in the World Series for the first time.

Kansas City Royals – 10/11 odds

The Kansas City Royals are 10 to 11 to 1 odds to win the 2015 World Series. But the Royals have averaged 5.73 runs scored per game in the post season vs the Mets 4.78 runs scored per game.

Who is going to win? If you believe pitching wins World Series go with the Mets. Either pitcher would be a great choice as deGrom is 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA this postseason and Harvey is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA. The same betting odds as the New York Mets as the book makers in Las Vegas are essentially saying this World Series is a toss-up.

This is an intriguing match-up for MLB fans. The New York Mets bring great starting pitching into the World Series. Here are the odds for both the Mets and the Royals to win the 2015 World Series.

On paper, the New York Mets have the better starting pitching in the 2015 World Series. But the battle lines for the 2015 World Series are pretty clear. Which team will prevail? That’s why we all tune in to watch what should be an exciting 2015 World Series.

New York Mets – 10/11 odds

The New York Mets are 10 to 11 to 1 odds to win the 2015 World Series. The Royals will heavily rely upon their bullpen of Wade Davis, Like Hochevar, and Kelvin Herrera who are a combined 3-0 with a ERA below 1.00 in the 2015 postseason.

Another worry for the Mets is the status of Yoenis Cepedes who got just got a cortisone shot in his sore shoulder. If you believe hitting wins the World Series go with the Royals.

The Mets will clearly rely upon their starting pitching to guide them to a 2015 World Series win

10 Party Games Like Cards Against Humanity

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The player receives a point for each correctly answered bet, and the game continues. Once all the pitches are done, the customer decides a winner and gives the salesman the customer card as payment. If the player has written the correct definition, he/she too moves ahead by 3 blocks. As they write, the Dasher writes down the correct definition from the card. If it is guessed correctly, the player gets to keep the card and they move on to the next card. You would know them better if you have played Cards Against Humanity. It has also won 20 awards including the Mensa Select awards, the Board Games Geek 2007 Party Game of the Year, and Games Magazine in the same year.

How to Play

A trivia question is asked in each round, and the game is played in 7 rounds. If more than 1 person gets the answer correctly, the round is canceled; however, both players move ahead by 3 points. This Judge will draw a card and ask a question from it. The one to get most points, wins.

Round 1: The player describes the title as he/she likes.

Round 2: The player can say only 1 word to describe the word.

Round 3: The player can’t say anything at all. Once that is done, the players guess the card that the storyteller has seen. The Dasher moves forward by 3 if no one guesses the answer. The game ends when each player has a customer card.

Snake Oil

For Example:

If the chosen word is ‘People’, players can make up stories about the famous person, and so on.

If you have enjoyed Taboo and Charades, this game is an amalgamation of these two games. The timer is set again. The players vote for their favorite definition. The remaining deck is passed on to the next team. The sellers have 30 seconds to pitch their product. The judge chooses an appropriate answer based on the odds on the board. Each player has to make up a description for the chosen card.

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Deck Around

They write it down on a piece of paper. A fail means to turn a pass and a new player picks a team. For Example:

Soap Spear

Fart Silence

Murder Cream

Beard Carpet

This is a game for those who like to play role-playing games. The game has beautiful, oversized illustrated cards. The players take a look at the previously sketched image and guess what it can be. The players turn storytellers and create a story with the cards that they are dealt with. This definition is not read out along with the others, but kept aside by the Dasher. The box comes with around 432 cards and a 30-second timerand truly that’s all you need to have oodles of fun.

How to Play

It begins with splitting the players into groups. Several iOS apps have been specially made, taking this game to a whole new level.

How to Play

Here, the judge is replaced by a storyteller who narrates the story and guides it along the way. The game ends when the deck is empty.

Games Like Cards Against Humanity

The correct chosen definition helps to move a block ahead in the game. The idea is to describe the title to the partner. The person to get the highest number on the dice begins; he is also known as ‘Dasher’. It was also named the Party Game of the Year and received the National Parenting Center’s seal of approval in the same year.

How to Play

A different judge is chosen for each round, and each player is dealt with red apple cards. This word will be read out aloud and spelled.

The co-creator of Cards Against Humanity, Ben Hantoot stated that the game drew inspiration from other games such as Balderdash, Charades, and Magic: The Gathering.

If keeping your guests and yourself entertained at parties has always been a huge question mark for you, you are in for some luck! You have just found a solution to your party game dilemma.

Luckily for you, there is an array of party games that are easily available in the market. This game was so loved that it won the Spiel des Jahres awards in 2010. You can set a number of rounds to give this never-ending game an appropriate end.

Deck Around is a hilarious game for one and all, even though it falls in the ‘word game’ category. The objective is to come up the most outlandish definitions, facts, or explanations.

How to Play

The board is set and each player gets a token to put on the ‘Start’ block. The moderator writes down the real definition from the card on to a paper. Each player gives a numerical answer to the trivia question. It is easy to learn, fast, there is little to no waiting time, no one goes out of the game, and it is fun to watch and play.

How to Play

The players select a person to be a moderator for the first round. The timer is set for a few seconds and everyone gets to sketch. This game is quick, hilarious, creative, and fun for all ages. This goes on till everyone has their sketch book returned and the word is revealed. It is quite similar to that game and is based more on trivia and involves a little bluffing. It is considered to be a modern twist to the classic telephone game.

How to Play Telestrations

Each player starts with an erasable sketch book, a marker for it, a wipe cloth, and a word card. The game is set into 3 rounds of 30 seconds per group, in every round. These characters can be used at the player’s discretion. Once everyone has got their turn, round one is complete. Only enactment is allowed.

Beyond Balderdash is an extension of the original Balderdash board game that tests the player’s bluffing skills. The evil one has to deter the players from their quest. They also work well as icebreakers for any party.

The Resistance: Avalon

Just as the name and the unique box of cards comes in the suggests, this game is filled with utter fooleries, which happens to be the highlight of the game.

How to Play

The players take the role of a salesman trying to sell ridiculous products to the rest of the players. Everyone is dealt with 6 cards. The judge then flips the cards open and chooses the best onethe best card that describes the green card. The game goes on till one of the players reaches the finish block.

Say Anything has won the BoardGameGeek 2008 Party Game of the Year award and an Origins Award in the year 2009 for the Best Party Game of the Year. This is how the game goesthere will be a Judge for each round. Knights are handed the pass and fail cards as the game progresses.

Telestrations

Wits & Wagers

The rest of the players will write a made-up definition of the word. These answers are read out loud, along with the real definition. The rest of the players vote on the answers that are believed to be the correct answer.

Dixit

Telestrations is an award-winning game that allows the players to draw and guess at the same time. Though this game is played in a group, it is a strategic stand-alone game.

How to Play

In the beginning of the game, the players are handed loyalty cards that inform the players whether they are good or bad along with a unique character. In The Resistance: Avalon, the players of the game are Knights of the Round Table, loyal to King Arthur, except one. The Dasher takes a card from the pack and chooses a category. Five consecutive fails ends the game, and the evil triumphs over the good. Once the player has finished sketching or guessing, they simply flip to the next blank page.

Dixit means ‘he/she said in Latin.’ It is a great game to play with children and adults alike. The rest of the players pick a card that best matches the green card and place it face-down. On each card, there is a gerund, adjective, noun, or noun phrase printed. This is a widely produced party game.

How to Play

In Say Anything, the players have the freedom to make up their own answer for the questions asked. It pits the forces of good and evil against each other. The players pass their book clockwise. Then, each player chooses a card that closely matches the phrase. Each player has to put two of their cards together and form a new and weird product, which they have to sell to the customer. One player draws a customer card, which gives him a role, viz., priest, diva, sorority girl, lifeguard, spy, last person on earth, etc. Turn by turn, the players must complete a quest with the help of the other players. The storyteller calls out a phrase or a word that matches the image on his/her card. Players place their written answer of the trivia question on a betting mat and bet on an answer that they think is right or closest. Each card has a word printed on them, such as socks, cage, shell, giggles, desire, etc. Then they draw what they see. This game is suitable for almost all ages and keeps its players completely engrossed and highly entertained.

For Example:

Green Card says Cute

Other players put down cards that say: Baby, Chair, House, Cotton Candy

The judge may choose Baby.

Apples to Apples was chosen as Mensa Select by the Mensa International in the year 1999. An Xbox Live adaptation was released in 2008 of the same game. Everyone except the previous judge draws a new card and continues the game.

For Example:

What’s the worst movie ever?

Once a question is asked, the rest of the players write down an answer that they think the judge will pick. The person who submitted the card wins the round, collects the green card, and becomes the next judge for the next round. Now this is where it gets tricky.. He/she collects the answers, assigns marks, and reads out the answers aloud. The correctly guessed storyteller’s card helps to move the story ahead. Then every player rolls the die. The moderator selects a card from the deck, which is not shared with the other players. The trick is to not make the story too difficult or highly predictable. Everyone writes their name along with the initials on the answer paper and returns it to the moderator. The correct definition earns 2 points, the writer of the fabricated definition receives 1 point, while the moderator gets a 0. A pass allows the game to go ahead while a fail changes the fate of the game. The player with the most chips at the end of each round wins the round, and the player with the most chips after the seventh question wins the game.

Beyond Balderdash

Following are some games like Cards Against Humanity that you can play at home with your family and friends during holidays, parties, or lazy days at home.

The above-mentioned games are close alternatives to Cards Against Humanity, which are not only fun but also creative and hilarious, catering to a mixed group of people, irrespective of their age. If the correct definition is chosen, the player moves 2 blocks ahead. The judge shuffles the green cards and flips over one card. The objective is to convince the rest of the players that it is the real definition, without letting them know which answer is correct. The answers can be made up, viz.

Chick-flick with Hitler in a pink tutu, etc.

Time’s Up: Title Recall

Apples to Apples

Wits & Wagers is created by the makers of Say Anything. Each card has two words of which one will be used for the round. The questions are silly and simple.

Once everyone’s answers are unveiled, the judge secretly chooses an answer, while the rest of the players bet with tokens on answers that they think the judge has chosen

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Golf Terminology – Glossary of Golf Terms

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Front Nine is also referred to as Front Side.

Baffie: It is the name of a wooden shafted pre-20th century golf club.

Stimp: When you say the stimp of the green, it refers to the measurement of how fast the greens are, with the help of a stimpmeter.

Hood – Hooded – Hooding the Club: This is a tricky one. Four player teams play scramble, but the player whose ball is selected for both the shots, cannot play the next stroke.

Flier Lie: When the lie of the ball is on fluffy grass, resulting the ball to pop up more quickly than anticipated, it is a flier lie.

Collection Area: This is a depression on the side of the green and its position, often merged with the contours of the green leads to the collection of many approach shots.

Touch: The feel or the sensitivity towards golf shots and the overall flow of a golfer’s stroke play.

Selected Score: This is a game of golf or very commonly a bet played over golf holes counting to 36. When on the tee, it is honors and if it is otherwise, its away.

Moment of Inertia: The golfing terminology used to describe a clubhead’s resistance towards twisting when the ball is hit.

Slope Rating: The difficulty of a course for bogey golfers ranging from 55 to 155, in relation to the USGA course rating, is termed as golf slope rating.

Open Face: The position of the clubface in connection with the target line at the moment of the striking of the ball is called an open face.

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Vardon Grip: This is another name for the overlapping grip. For instance, if a golfer scores one double bogey after playing well, he or she loses all the points and has to start all over again.

Alternate Shot: This is basically a golf competition format, also called the Foursomes. The lower the handicap, the better a golfer. It is either a match play tournament or betting game.

Cup: Simply put, it is a synonym for a hole on the putting green, where the golfer aims his ball at.

Upright: A steep or a very upright, vertical swing plane, lie angle or stance is referred to as upright.

Flier: A shot which travels a distance not needed, which often leads the golfer to overshoot the target considerably is called a flier.

Ball Striker: Each golfer is a ball striker. The word tract is sometimes used to denote track, but track is the correct word.

Knife: This is just another word for a one iron.

Round: Round refers to the completion of 18 holes of golf. Dimples are indentations covering a golf ball. Buggy is one of the basic golf terms.

USGA: This is an abbreviation of United States Golf Association.

Powerball: Sometimes used a synonym for scramble, it actually refers to the fact that the tournament is a scramble, but with a twist.

Uglies: It is a side bet played amongst a group of golfers and the value of the uglies is always pre-decided before the round. Blast Out is another name for blast.

Jack and Jill: This a type of golf tournament where one woman and one man are paired together to form a two person team.

Jail: It is the position of the ball where it cannot be struck or advanced. It is also called a tester.

Three Blind Mice: This refers to a tournament format, where after the scorecards are given, the organizers of the tournament draw three holes at random from the course which has just ended. Interestingly, these are sold at a rate with a huge discount than the regular price of that brand.

Push: Push is a ball flight which starts on the right of the line of the target and retains that direction straight ahead and winds up keeping the target well to the right, for a right-hander.

Canadian Foursomes: A variation of the original Foursomes, Canadian foursomes is played amongst 2-player teams where players from a single team tee off and the best of the 2 are selected.

Hosel:The particular part of a club head wherein a shaft is fixed and secured is called a hosel.

All Square: All square refers to a tied match as a result of the tied scores between the players. It is also called the flex point or bend point.

Putting Cleek: It is primarily a golf club used for putting, which is either shallow faced lofted wooden club or narrow bladed iron clubs. Even if there is no water, let’s say in a seasonal creek and the ball is dry, it is considered to be a water hazard.

Compression: The rating of the density of a golf ball is called a compression.

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Loft: Not to go too much into technicalities, loft provides you with a cue as to how high and how far will the golf ball go. It is the distance from the bottom of the grip till the clubhead of the putter.

False Front: The part of the green which slopes downwards in the direction of the fairway is called the false front. It is also a side bet.

Appearances: The side teeing off first on each hole is considered to be an honor and there is a golf side bet according to these criteria. Here the ball is struck and is played back into the player’s stance.

Open: As opposed to Invitational, this is a tournament where participants are not restricted to those who have not been invited.

Spade Mashie: A pre-20th century golf club, this is closely linked to today’s 6-irons.

Fade: It is the trajectory of the ball or its flight, on the spot where the golf ball comes off from the face of the club. Named after great Harry Vardon, this is one of the most well-known golf grips. Then, out of them, the best is selected and the players carry on until the ball is holed.

Best Nines: Very commonly called Nassau, it features front nine, back nine and 18-hole scores as separate tournaments or bets.. The high score is the deuce here and the person staking it loses an amount of money to other three.

Utility Wedge: This is a kind of a lofted wedge which is different from sand wedge or pitching wedge in either loft and sole aspects or both.

Unplayable Lie:This is a situation where the ball is in such a spot that a golfer decides that the existing spot where the ball is, it cannot be played.

Pitching Niblick: Primarily a historical golf club, with a short wooden shaft, which lead to it being an obvious choice for short approaches and chipping. The bet is on the possibility that a competitor will three-putt a green.

Stableford: This is a format of the golf tournament where the aim is to achieve the highest score. Evaluation of golf courses for USGA course rating and slope rating depends on this factor considerably.

Winter Rules: This is nothing but synonym for preferred lies.

Hogan’s Alley: A nickname of two golf courses, accompanied by the official name of one of those golf holes associated with Ben Hogan. This continues till the ball gets holed. Well, that’s the magic of the gameThe Game of Golf.

There are innumerable terms and phrases included in golf jargon, which everyone from Tiger Woods to Phil Mickelson to Jyoti Randhawa to any amateur golfer needs to know.

Hacker: Hacker is another name for duffer, although, hacker applies to an individual golfer as an insult. The small movements of the clubhead back and forth just before grounding the club to get that right momentum for the right swing is called a waggle.

Warm-Season Grasses: The grasses who thrive and experience maximum growth in warmer weather are called warm season grasses.

Stance: Stance is the way the golfers stand or position their feet before they play a stroke.

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Casual Water: Temporary accumulation of water on golf course is termed as casual water.

Modified Pinehurst: It is a golf format for two player teams. Starting off with 36 holes, the players then compare their scorecards. It is also sometimes called ‘Acey Ducey’. One plays the other’s drive and vice versa.

Pinehurst (Pinehurst System): This is the same as chapman system which is a 2-person golf tournament format. That’s why probably it is a lateral water hazard.

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First Cut: Grass that is just besides a closely mowed fairway is called the first cut.

Ballmark Tool: This is a two-pronged tool which is used to repair putting green ball marks. The crux of a redan is greens and green complex. Las Vegas is a betting game played amongst two teams having two members each. When used with regards to a PGA tour, sand save percentage, a statistical category implies to a player getting up and down out of a green side bunker.

Spring-Like Effect: This is an expression describing what is the subject of measurement in connection with coefficient of restitution.

Backspin: When the ball rotates backward (towards the player)in flight along its horizontal axis, it is called the backspin.

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Scotch Foursomes: Most of the time, Scotch Foursomes is just a synonym for Foursomes. Another meaning of divot is the chipped off area in the fairway, where the turf existed.

Chip or Chip Shot: Chip shot is played very close to the green and is normally within a few yards of the putting area. It is really embarrassing for the golfer as it might appear that he or she does not know how to hit a golf ball.

Elevated Green: It denotes a green, which is elevated and therefore, it is higher than the area around it.

Long Iron: These are long-shafted, steep-faced normally numbering from 1 to 4 long distance irons.

Draw: It is the flight path of the ball where the ball gently curves right to left for a right-hander and vice versa for a left hander.

Wormburner: This is a kind of shot which is unintentional and it just grazes the ground, it has such low trajectory. Here the team handicap plays an important role.

Bentgrass: This is the favored grass choice in any climate in which it can be grown.

Claret Jug: Trophy awarded to the winner of the British Open is the ‘Claret Jug’.

Obstacle Stroke Value: The numerical representation of the gravity and playing ability of obstacles and hazards on a golf course, which is a crucial factor in USGA course and slope rating numbers is called obstacle stroke value.

Odds and Evens: Akin to the golf format Alternate Shot, this format has one player hitting shots on holes which are even and the other on odd holes. It then moves to the left of the target before gently turning or rather curving back towards right. There are essentially three players in this game. It is basically the angle where the face of the club is, in relation to a perfectly vertical face.

Course Rating: Course rating is the evaluation of the difficulty level of the course for scratch golfers.

One Club: This is precisely the meaning of the golf tournament. They specialize in great golf clubs, and their components.

Up and Down: When a golfer just takes a couple of strokes for holing the ball when starting off the green or in a greenside hazard, it is called Up and Down.

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Flange: This refers to a part of a clubhead jutting out from the rear. This is one of the most basic golf terms.

Buggy: It helps carry a golfer’s bag of clubs around the course or it is also referred to as a passenger golf cart. It’s basically a long pole with a scoop.

Out: Out in golf terminology is another name for away.

Slice: Slice is the ball trajectory in which the ball bends towards outside, sharply in connection with the swing.

Army Golf: Army golf is a slang amongst the golf terms. However, this is different from the set of points than the rule book norms.

Back Nine: As the name suggests, these are last nine holes of an 18-hole golf course. Here, points are given for an accomplishment out of five and in case a side sweeps all the points, they are said to have scored umbrella, with points being doubled.

Modified Stableford: A golf format, which is a modification of the original format called Stableford. It works thus- after finishing a round, identify the 3 highest individual hole scores and then eliminate them. They follow this by playing out the hole with these balls.

Advice: Well, this does not have any ‘golf’ connotation. The nicknames of these holes is Amen Corner. Here, two-member teams hit the same ball alternately.

Aeration: Aeration basically is a golf terminology hinting towards the aeration of soil. In reverse scramble it is the opposite, the worst of the tee balls is chosen.

Lie: Lie refers, firstly to the stationary condition of a golf ball. After you are done reading this, you will never be left wondering on the golf course.

Lunch Ball: When a golfer has not struck the ball according to his satisfaction and has not got the intended result, he or she takes a second attempt. This, however, has a twist. It also refers to the trajectory of a golf ball which has been struck and is in mid air.

Play It Again, Sam: This refers to another name for No Alibis were the initial handicaps are converted into mulligans. This is followed by exchanging of balls and then each of the player takes his second shot at the spot where their contrasting respective ball lies.

Holed: This is the situation where the ball is at rest in the cup and it is below the lip of the hole. The male scratch golfer hits his tee shots an average of 250 yards and can reach a 470-yard hole in two shots. It starts moving in the left of the target, eventually bending very sharply back to the right of the particular target. It can have pebbles, rocks, shells and vegetation on it.

Carry: This refers to clearing off an obstacle off the golf course.

Links: Links, although is a golf terminology used as an alternative to Golf course, it is a particular type of golf course, which is basically built along sea side. They are called counterparts on account of their loft and the purpose of swing they serve.

Wolfman: This is a betting game, akin to a few others like Hog, Defender and so on. The aim in Rabbit is to get the lowest possible score on a hole and the player then gets the honor post 9th and 18th holes.

Rainmaker: It means to strike a pop up or skying the ball.

GHIN An acronym for Golf Handicap and Information Network, GHIN is a service by the USGA allowing golfers and golf clubs to access and post information electronically. In the rule book it is flagstick, but with amateurs, flagstick is better known as pin.

Kick: Kick is a golfing terminology used interchangeably with golf phrase ‘bounce’, like bouncing ball. The pattern and shape of these dimples affects the flight of the ball.

Hate ‘Em: These are ‘problem holes’, which are hated by golfers and that’s why it is called hate them. It happens because the clubhead slips below the teed ball.

Loft: Not to go too much into technicalities, loft provides you with a cue as to how high and how far will the golf ball go. This could include golf tips and related things.

Gap Wedge: Gap wedge is a golf terminology for a golf club with high loft which provides more accuracy and variety when it comes to short shots.

Preferred Lies: Here on certain parts of a golf course, golfers are permitted to get their lies in a better position sans penalty. It is used to refer to putts barely making it to the hole, but eventually they do end up the golf ball in the hole.

Barranca: Barranca is a term used to describe a dry pitch, ravine or gully which is filled with rocks.

Thirty-Two: A side bet for the golfers focusing on putting, with a challenge from a golfer to another for preventing a three-putt is called thirty two.

Dance Floor: This is a slang term for putting green. In a scotch foursome, it might mean that the alternate shots are considered and carried over from a hole to another.

Medal Play: A round of golf where the score is based on the number of strokes counted is called a medal play.

Committee: It refers to the rules committee or the local committee which lays down the basic rules of golf.

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Snap Hook: This is another name for quacker.

The Tips: This is a slang term for championship tees or back tees on a particular golf course. Those putting greens with a lot of contour are called Contoured Greens.

One-Putt: Top hole the ball, when just a single or one putt is taken, it is called one putt.

Las Vegas: No confusions here, this is not what you thought it is (were you thinking about casinos by any chance?). But advice which could prohibit other player’s choices is not allowed unless he or she is your partner.

Torque: The resistance of a shaft towards twisting when a golf club is being swung is the torque.

Ball in Play: This just means that the ball has not been holed and you are still having a go at it.

Cart Fee: Cart fee is the amount of fee paid by golfers to use the golf cart, charged by the golf course.

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Overswing: This refers to a swing so hard that it affects the result in a negative manner.

Signature Hole: It is mostly a marketing gimmick used by golf courses to entice golfers. But this condition exists under local rule only.

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Skymarks: Scratches developed on the finish of the crown of a driver as a result of hitting skyballs are called skymarks.

T and F: If it is a T and F tournament, the T and F denote the first letters of the holes on the course. It also extends to a fair amount of space on both sides of the expected path and does not extend beyond the hole. This is also a side bet in a competition of Three Ball.

Inside the Leather: This refers to a measurement employed to determine whether the putt is a gimmie. Here, the golfer will putt out, culminating the end of the hole.

Hole: In very easy terms, hole is where the golfers aim to putt the golf ball. Frog Hair is a slang term for fringe.

Play Club: The vintage counterpart of the modern-day driver is the play club. ‘Away’ player plays first.

Irons: One of the 3 subsets (woods, iron and putter) included in a full golf set, irons are clubs which are most used from the spot of the fairway. Then add the remaining and the person who has the lowest score is the winner.

Duffer: Simply put, duffer means a bad golfer.

Tombstone: Tombstone is better known by the name of Flags, a tournament format. Another meaning of divot is the chipped off area in the fairway, where the turf existed.

Waggle: You could call this as a warm up of sorts for the golf club. If you do not include this in golf terms, then the whole glossary of golf terms is useless.

Knee Knocker: Knee Knocker refers to a short putt, which somehow, is not at all challenging, but it is also not a ‘Gimme’ at the same time. While the golfer is struggling with his shots, it is called bleeding.

Stroke: A swing, of any kind, accomplished with the purpose of striking the ball, getting it into play, is termed as stroke.

Pull: A golf ball’s trajectory in which the ball initially moves towards left of the line of the target and goes on in the same direction, ending up on the left side of the target. Mulligans, the plural is also a competition format for groups of golfers.

Eagle: When there is a score of a couple of strokes less to par on any individual hole, it is an eagle.

Eclectic: This is a multi-round golf tournament that ends up with one 18-hole score for each player.

System 36: This is a single day handicapping method or rather system, resembling in character and operation to Callaway and Peoria. A stymie was supposed to occur in a condition when another ball was placed straight in the putting line of a golfer’s ball.

Marshal: Just like we say marshaling the resources, marshal in golf is a person who manages the crowd and patrols a golf course, while keeping a steady pace of the play. This is a must know amongst the terms in golf terms glossary.

Sixes: This another name for Round Robin, a game for groups of four golfers. They have varying lofts, with thin and grooved faces.

Pull: A golf ball’s trajectory in which the ball initially moves towards left of the line of the target and goes on in the same direction, ending up on the left side of the target. So he or she is ‘in the bucket.’

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Bite: When a golfer wants a ball in flight to hit the green and stop, he or she is often heard as shouting ‘bite’.

Club: Golf club, the term is used to denote the tool used to strike the golf ball, or a golfing facility or golf course and finally an association or a group of golfers.

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Handicap Differential: This is numeral used to calculate handicap index.

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Redan/Redan Hole: Redan hole is one of the most copied golf courses across the globe. Dick Chapman, one of the great amateur golfers, thought of this format at Pinehurst Resort, so the name.

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Course Management: The golfer’s decision-making during a round of golf is called course management.

Movable Obstruction: An obstruction which can be moved without a herculean effort, sans delaying the play unnecessarily or leading to a damage is called a movable obstruction.

Pop: A handicap stroke is called Pop sometimes.

Eliminator: This is basically a tournament format for teams with 4 members. This prevents the chance for a golfer to putt out of the bunker. The female scratch golfer can hit her tee shots an average of 210 yards and can reach a 400-yard hole in two shots”.

Away: The player whose ball is the farthest from the hole whether in a fairway or a green is called being ‘away’. It also means the score registered by a golfer for those 18 holes.

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Step Aside Scramble: Florida scramble is also known as step aside. It is played amongst 2, 3 or 4 member teams .When it is played amongst 2 member teams, it called ‘Best Ball’.

Shaft: That part of the club which goes all the way uptill the top of a golf club, into the grip till the clubhead is called a shaft.

Approach Course: A golf course having short holes, may be a par 3 distance or shorter and falling short on designated teeing areas is called approach course.

Mulligan: Mulligan is nothing but a lunch ball with a different name. It is named after a renowned golf club designer, Ralph Maltby.

Maraging Steel: It is a type of steel alloy, (harder than normal steel) which is sometimes used to make irons.

Bail Out: Bail out is playing your ball away from a potential hazard to a safe area

Tight Lie: A lie where the ball is in a place or spot where there is very little grass below the ball, or the ball is on bare dirt, is called a tight lie.

Switch: Switch as a tournament format has 2-person teams where the players switch balls after the tee shots. The iron one is similar to modern 1 iron and the wooden resembles today’s 4-wood.

Skins/Skins Game: This stages players in a kind of match play where each hole is allotted a set value. For example, if there are 18 groups of 4 in a tournament, each hole on the golf course will be the starting hole for all the different groups.

Contour: It refers to the undulations in a putting green. In case of cities, the cities with a whole gamut of golf courses is a golf town.

Pitching Wedge: This refers to a lofted short iron, which in the order of golf clubs comes after 9-iron.

KP: Well, there is no reason why closest to the pin is abbreviated as KP, but is just that.

Circle on the Scorecard: This term denotes the custom or the ritual of encircling the birdie score when writing the score on the scorecard.

Approach Wedge: Another name for gap wedge, approach wedge is a name for a golf club which has a high loft. This is called appearances.

Dots: It is a well-known game of golf played between members of the same grouping. It is basically par 3.

Ace: When a ‘hole in one ‘ is scored, or a player has scored 1 on any hole, it is an ‘Ace’. A golfer can take advice from his partner, his caddie, and his partner’s caddie as well. He also responds to a golfer’s queries.

These terms will help the beginners to know more on golf and will be a kind of beginners guide to golf.

Shank: Mis-hit, which is so bad that the golfer makes the contact of the ball with any other part of a golf club other than the clubface.

Threesomes: This might seem unfair, but this is a golf match where one golfer is pitted against a team of two and each side plays a single ball.

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Chicago: This is again a golf game format, based on beginning of rounds by golfers with negative points.

Reverse Overlap: The most used golf grip for putting which involves holding the club in such a way that the index finger of the top hand is on the top of the fingers of the bottom hand.

Air Presses: Single hole bets amongst individuals which are put claims on when the ball is in mid air are called air presses.

Hog: This is a betting game, akin to Defender, but has an added twist.

Hosel Rocket: A slang term for shank, hosel rocket is a kind of shot where the hosel is the point of contact between the golf ball and the golf club.

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Whack and Hack: Whack and Hack is a four-person teams’ tournament format. You had a great swing and you are elated. This leads to low and sometimes slicing shot, which could travel a long distance.

Chip-in: A chip shot that ends up dropping in the hole is called a chip in.

Clubface: The clubface is the part of the golf club which strikes the golf ball at impact.

Condor: An extremely rare triple eagle is called a Condor.

Texas Wedge: When a putter is used to putt off, from the green, it is called a Texas Wedge. His job is to achieve the lowest score as possible on the hole, while the others will try to beat him.

Demo Day: An event usually held at a driving range or a practice facility, where the golfers present get the chance to have a go at golf clubs. Such a player usually bets getting up and down in a couple of strokes.

Reverse Scramble: Scramble is a tournament format where the members of a team tee off and the best is chosen and then,the next shot is taken from that spot. On the other hand, some golfers and golf instructors consider shutting the club face as hooding.

Through the Green: Every area of the golf course with the exception of teeing grounds, hazards and greens. That is the line of putt. This is for a right-handed golfer. Those who swear by these golf clubs, say that they provide accuracy and variety when it comes to short shots.

Foot Wedge: When a golfer cheats his way out of trouble using a club, it is in slang called foot wedge. It also includes all the trees for that particular hole.

Fore: It is a warning call yelled by a golfer in case he or she hits an erratic shot, which could possibly land dangerously close to another player or a group of players.

English: A betting game or a score-oriented competition played between groups of 3.

Overseeding: When the grass is laid on top of grasses already there, for encouraging new growth or for replacing the existing grass for a new season with a different strain, it is called overseeding.

Putter: A club which has a slight face or very little loft, is called a putter.

Flush: This is one of the golfing terms all the golfers yearn to hear. T and F are of special importance in this kind of a tournament.

Tap In: Tap is another name for ‘gimme’, which refers to a sure shot short putt.

Aircraft Carrier: A long, flat and rectangular teeing ground, normally a few feet higher above the level of the turf around, is called an aircraft carrier. Vardon Overlap is interchangeably used with Vardon Grip.

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Address: When the stance is taken, the club is grounded and the position is taken by the golfer as he or she stands over the ball, it is called that he or she is at address. Mouth Wedge: The golfers who incessantly talk to their opponents in order to disturb their game are termed as using a mouth wedge.

Transition: The condition where a backswing is converted into a downswing, it is called Transition.

Thin or Thin Shot: Sometimes it happens that a ball is struck too high, near the midpoint or perhaps slightly lower. Here, the members of each team play their individual golf ball for individual scores and two of those in combination make up the score of team on every hole.

Course Handicap: Number that tells golfers the number of strokes they are permitted to take during a handicap round.

Even/Even Par: A score which matches par for a round or a hole is called even.

Topped Shot or Top: Such a shot where the golfer almost swings over the ball and the point of contact between the ball and the club is near the crown of the golf ball.

Wolf: Wolf is a name for a betting game best played among groups of four players. Ben Hogan is a golf hall of fame player.

Range Ball: Those balls which are used only on driving range, marked to distinguish them from the regular balls are called range balls.

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No Alibis: This refers to a game of mulligans, which can be used from any spot or point on the golf course.

No Putts: No putts is a tournament format where the winner is decided by all strokes except for the putts.

Double Green: A green big enough that it serves as green for two different cups on the golf course.

Foursomes: This is another name for alternate shot.

LPGA: Established in 1950, Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is an organization which promotes women in professional golf.

Chunk: This is a kind of shot where the golf club hits the ground before it hits the ball which leads to digging into the turf and it produces a big pit.

Net/Net Score: A player’s gross score after the consideration of the respective golf course handicap is called net score.

Outside Path: Outside path is that path of the club when the golf club is outside the plane.

Lie: Lie refers, firstly to the stationary condition of a golf ball. In other sense, it is a synonym for Barkies or Woddies and Arnies.

Fairways & Greens: For groups of golfers who have similar handicaps, this is considered to be the best betting game.

Toe: The end of the clubhead which is the farthest from the shaft or the hosel or the neck is called the toe.

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Underclub: When such a club is used which is incapable of providing adequate distance for reaching the target, it is called underclub.

Mid Mashie: It is the bygone era golf club counterpart of modern-day 3-irons.

Out-of-Bounds: The areas outside a golf course from where no one is permitted to play is termed as out of bound in the glossary of golf terms.

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Irish Four Ball: Very well-known in Australia, Irish Four Ball has a team of golfers who play their ball throughout and use a Stableford or a Modified Stableford scoring system.

Bail-Out Area: An area designed or meant for serving as the target for shorter or weaker players during the playing of risky shot by stronger players is called bail out area.

Lay Up: When a golfer opts to go for a shorter hit, to avoid a hazard or position the ball in a specific spot in spite of having the skill and capacity to hit full swing, it is a lay up.

Callaway System: A kind of golf format, Callaway system is used in events where in maximum golfers do not have real handicap indexes. It is meant to putt or roll the ball on ground.

Aim: The correct position of shoulders, knees and hips, in alignment, in one direction and normally at 90 degree angle is termed as Aim.

Gimmie: A kind of putt, where a player a requests that it be conceded by another player, which then allows the one requesting for that to pick up and move on, as if the putt has been holed.

Murphy: It is a kind of bet which can be invoked or initiated by a golfer chipping to the green. In this format, both players from each side tee off and then they exchange the golf balls. For cricketers, this is something close to the phrase ‘middle of the bat’.

The Train: This is a betting game best played in groups where points are given for good shots. Crowned green slopes down from its middle to its edges.

Red, White and Blue Tournament: This name of a golf tournament format makes an allusion to the color of tee markers. This is because the points are given on the basis of their scores in linkage with a fixed score at each hole.

Municipal Course: When a golf course owned by a city has to be indicated, it is called a municipal golf course. A-wedge is another name for gap wedge or approach wedge.

Provisional Ball: In the circumstances where a golfer believes his or her first ball may be lost or out-of-bounds, the golfer can play another ball, which is the provisional ball.

Three-Putt Poker: It is a betting game, combining an aspect of poker with the performance of a golfer on the greens.

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Four-Man Cha-Cha-Cha: Four Man cha-cha-cha is a golf tournament format where every member of a team plays his or her golf ball all the way.

Three Ball: Three Ball means that each player has two matches to play in a round of golf. Golf Cart is the term for golf car most widely used in North America.

Cut Line: The score indicating the point of division in a tournament between the golfers who will continue and those who will be cut from the field

Texas Scramble:Teas scramble is different from original in the sense that it has a condition that at least four drives of every member of a team should be used in the course of a round.

Pick Up Sticks: Bag Raid, which is another name for pick up sticks is a game contested by two players. The other meaning of lie is the number of strokes consumed by the golfer to get the ball in the position where it is at rest.

Biarritz: When a green has a deep gully cutting or dividing its middle, it is called a biaritz or biaritz green.

Honest John: This in golf terms refers to a side bet which puts at stake your prediction powers. Then the ball is played from the spot it has come to rest, without any penalties.

Niblick: This is again an archaic golf terminology, denoting a 9-iron. In case the golfer has club using different colors, or gets more than 3 tee boxes, the golfer can consider it as Forward, Middle and Back Tournament.

Adjusted Gross Score: It is basically a golfer’s stroke round up, or total, with regards to a single round, after being counted for the optimum per-hole scores, as permitted by the United States Golf Association’s Equitable Stroke Control Guidelines.

Ball Washer: A device normally kept besides tee boxes to clean the golf balls is called a ball washer.

Aces and Deuces: This is a betting game, best suited for groups of four golfers. He indulges in inflation of his handicap index to enhance his possibilities of winning the bets or tournaments.

Sandie (Sandy): Making par on a hole where you were in a bunker refers to Sandie. Albatross is the common British golf term for double eagle.

Heather: This is an all-inclusive golf terminology for tall and thin grasses skirting the primary rough.

Defender: Betting Game or points game in which a member of the group for each hole is labeled as the defender of that hole. It is basically the angle where the face of the club is, in relation to a perfectly vertical face.

Punch or Punch Shot: A golf shot, that is fashioned to fly lower than normal.

Dogleg: The direction of the individual golf hole is termed as dogleg.

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Whiff: Any golfer would be embarrassed with a whiff, which means that the golfer swung but to no avail. It also has a few other specifications like the soil is sandy which is easily drained, rough featuring natural sea side grasses and so on.

Ballstriking: Ball striking means the full swing abilities of a golfer. It is less than par.

String It Out: A tournament format or a betting game, string is best suited when the players have partial handicaps. Another meaning of Sandie means in a couple of strokes, a player gets out of the bunker in the hole. It is a target for majority of golfers on all holes except par 3s.

Play Through: When a faster group of players is given the permission to pass a slower group of players on golf course, it is called play through.

Scramble: Primarily a very popular golf tournament format, scramble is played with either 4-person teams or 2-person teams. This is for a right-handed golfer.

Equitable Stroke Control: Equitable Stroke Control or ESC is a method for minimizing the effects of disaster holes on handicap indexes and this system is used by the USGA.

Clubhouse: When the golfers arrive at the golf course, they first head to the club house which contains a small food and drink service.

Pivot: During the swing the upper body of a golfer turns and coils a bit. The proper way to decide the hitting order has been prescribed in the rules of golf and golf etiquette. It is vice versa for a left hander.

Fat (or Fat Shot): A shot where the golfer’s club strikes the ground first and then makes contact with the ball is called Fat or Fat Shot.

Effective Playing Length: Effective playing length is the yardage of the golf course and the holes in it but it is adjusted for the terrain. Here, every time, a hole is won by a player, the opponent has the chance to opt for a single club form his bag, which will lead to the elimination of that club from the course of play.

Nicklauses: Nicklauses is a side bet in which the long drive on each hole wons automatically, but the drive must be in the fairway.

Invitational: Here, the golfers who are going to compete, be there on an invitation issued to them or they are automatically qualified for an invitation.

Captain’s Choice: This is just another name for golf tournament format called scramble.

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Five of Clubs: It is a format of a golf tournament, where each golfer is allowed to use just 5 golf clubs.

Golf Swing or Swing: Swing is to go through the stroke or a considerable jump in a score.

Par: Basically, it is the standard number of scores which a scratch player is expected to finish a course or a hole.

Par is Your Partner: This refers to a rule or stipulation in tournament which restricts a team’s or player’s optimum score on every hole to a net par.

Lie Angle: The angle which is developed between the center of the shaft and the ground line of the club during the time when the club is soled in appropriate playing position, is the lie angle.

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Round Robin: It denotes a game of golf played best when there are groups of four golfers. In this grip, the little finger (of the hand placed lower on the club) is placed between the index and middle finger of the lead (placed higher on the club). These are not counted as hazards according to the golf rules.

Blades: These are types of Irons with a full smooth back along with a thin top line.

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Up: This is the distance to the hole from a specific spot.

Chapman System: Named after Dick Chapman, a great amateur golfer, this is basically a golf tournament format. In slang, it is called ‘club’.

Am-Am: Well, this is for the new or upcoming kids on the block. This is a spot on the green where a flagstick can be seen and the turf has been chipped off to prepare that hole or cup.

Quit: In this shot, the golfer does not follow through totally with momentum, instead there is de-acceleration through impact.

Snowman: A score of 8 on any given individual cup is called snowman in slang because the figure of the digit is similar to the structure of a snowman.

Driver: One of the standard golf clubs carried by golfers is the driver.

Derby: It is a tournament having a field of 19 players and is better known as Shoot Out.

Rabbit: It is again, a side bet,named after the situation where someone runs ahead in a mile off the field, setting the pace. Then the best of them is chosen. For a left-handed golfer, it will be the opposite.

Stroke Play: It is a round of golf where the score is calculated by addition of cumulative total of the strokes which were needed throughout that round.

Range Rat: A golfer or aspiring golfer who spends most of his time at the driving range and loves to hone his golfing skills is called a range rat.

Shank: Mis-hit, which is so bad that the golfer makes the contact of the ball with any other part of a golf club other than the clubface.

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Pro Shop: This is either at the golf course, in the clubhouse where the golfers pay the green fees and golf merchandise is for sale; or a separate entity or to be more specific, business selling only golf merchandise.

Press (or Pressing the Bet): Simply put, it is a second bet, which commences during a round and runs parallel to the original bet.

Divot: It refers to the scraping off the turf top as a result of shots from the fairway using an iron. The player who is labeled as the wolf opts if hole 1 against 3 can be played. It is also called a snapper, duck hook or snap hook.

Quail High: Quail high refers to a very low trajectory shot.

Line of Play: The direction a golfer wants his ball to travel and a distance good enough on both sides of that desired direction is called the line of play.

Cart Jockey: They are the caretakers of the course’s fleet of golf carts.

Downswing: It is a part of the golf swing occurring between the end of the back swing and the point of connection with the golf ball.

Best Ball: This is one of the most popular golf tournament formats, where the low score or the best hit of a team is considered to be its team score. So the name odds and evens.

Closest to the Pin: This contest is a regular and default contest when it comes to charity golf tournaments and events, corporate outings and amateur golf tournaments.

Sand Trap: A bunker filled with sand is called a sand trap in vernacular.

Grain: On a golf course, the direction in which the grass, or to be specific every single blade of grass is growing is called the grain.

Crowned Green: A green which has center higher than its sides, is called the crowned green. This can be a tournament format or a betting game.

Bogey: Bogey is a score of one or more on par over individual hole.

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Bore-Through: A bore through is termed to the situation where the shaft goes in the club head, penetrating till the sole of the club.

Front Nine: The first nine holes of a golf course are the front nine holes of the golf course. Here both the teams tee off and then the best drive is chosen, followed by alternate shot to the hole.

Perimeter Weighting: The distribution of weight in a clubhead, in very uniform manner around the club by adding more weight to the heel, sole and toe.

Bunker: Filled in with sand, bunker is either a hole or depression and is categorized as a hazard.

Uneven Lie: When the ball is on an uneven slope and it is either above the feet or below it, it is called an uneven lie.

Slice: Here, interestingly, the ball curves similar to the shape of a banana. But in quota, the players begin with points matching their handicap.

Golf Club: It has the same meanings as club.

Face Angle: Face angle is the angle of the face of the club head in relation to the target.

Facing: When there is a grassy incline, coming up out of the bunker in the green’s direction. What’s more, this golfing term was popularized by none other Ben Hogan.

Shoot Out: It is a tournament format which fields 19 players who are eliminated one by one at each hole, till there is one remaining.

Big Dog: This is a slang for a ‘driver’.

Caddie: Caddie is the person who carries the golf bag of a player.

Calcutta: Calcutta refers to a kind of a bid or an auction, where golfers stake claims on the golfer or the team they think will win.

Ready Golf: This without any complexities, means when you are ready, hit. A machine leads to removal of plugs from the green,which leaves a hole which ensures that the roots get air and moisture.

Brassie: Brassie is the closest twentieth century counterpart to modern-day 2-woods.

Pin High: The term describing the depth to which a golfer has placed his approach shot on the green is called pin high.

Utility Wood: This is a kind of fairway wood, having varied lofts sole or head shape and has some characteristics similar or related to irons.

Greensomes: It is basically a 2-person game, a variation of scramble, where the players scramble off the tee.

Blast: A kind of shot which results in lot of sand flying, along with the ball out of the bunker of a sand trap is called a blast. It is vice versa for a left hander.

Work the Ball: In short, manipulating a ball, and to purposefully curve or shape a shot is called ‘to work the ball’.

Par 3 Course: A course which just has par 3 holes and nothing else is a Par 3 course.

Lag or Lag Putt: A putt which is meant to stop tantalizingly close to the hole but not expected to be holed is a lag putt.

Last Man Standing: This is another name for ‘Flags’ format, where the winner is the one who progresses farthest round the course by the time he or she finishes with their allotted quota of strokes.

Pitch Mark: This is the same as ball mark.

Trampoline Effect: This denotes the condition where a club’s face contributes force to the shot by bouncing back.

Putt for Dough: This is a points game which can be played within a foursome or it also refers to a side bet for a group of golfers.

Par or Out: A game where full handicaps are used involving golfers with low handicap is a par out. This golf club is located in Augusta, Georgia.

Routing: It refers to the path followed by a golf course from the 1 st tee to its final green.

Driving Range: Just like a shooting range where you practice shooting, driving range is a practice facility found at almost all golf courses.

Below the Hole: Once the ball is on the green, below the hole describes the position of the golf ball in connection with the cup or hole.

Trouble: The game in which the ultimate winner is the one who has collected the least number of points at the end of a round because the bad shots are awarded with points. The ball is then played from the spot it is according to the best shot. Here, players get rotational partners at every 6th hole.

Progressive Offset: The quantity or amount of offset which changes from club to club, throughout the sets, especially iron sets, is called progressive offset.

Amen Corner: The mecca of golf lovers and golf players- Augusta National Golf Club has holes 11, 12 and 13. A flight or a division comprises golfers with more or less similar golf skills. It is also a side bet where there is a competition involving groups of four, like in Foursomes or in a fourball.

Open Club Face: When the club face is slightly in the clockwise direction inside the swing path, causing the ball to slice, it is called open clubface.

Honey Pot: If you do not this amongst the plethora of golf terms and definitions, you might just think of quitting the game. One of the golf side bets is also called honors.

Par: Basically, it is the standard number of scores which a scratch player is expected to finish a course or a hole.

Grip: The sheath of leather, plastic or rubber on the shaft is termed as grip.

Skyball: This is a mishit where the driver makes a contact with the teed ball on its crown or at the extreme top of its face. Then the ball is hit once again from the same spot. It is the easiest golf bets and is all about how well do you know the game.

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Cross Bunker: This is a kind of a bunker which is positioned in such a way that it runs crossing the line of the play in the fairway.

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Grass Bunker: This is a depression on the golf course which is filled up with grass instead of sand. When a golf ball hits this area, it mostly rolls back down in the fairway, so it is called a false front.

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Bogey Rating: According to the United States Golf Association, bogey rating refers to the evaluation of difficulty level or rating of the golf course with regards to boogie golfers.

Address: When the stance is taken, the club is grounded and the position is taken by the golfer as he or she stands over the ball, it is called that he or she is at address. So its like the ball is in jail.

Yank: A shot which severely swerves in the left direction of the target line in connection with a right-handed player is called a yank.

Yellow Ball: Yellow Ball is just a different word for Lone Ranger or Pink Ball or Money Ball.

Ball Marker: This object is used to mark the spot where the ball is lifted on the putting green.

Short Side: This makes a reference to the position of the ball in connection to the location or placement of the cup on the green. Disaster is another name for Trouble.

Cut: Cut in relation to golf means a shot which is a controlled fade or reduction of a field where a tournament is going to be played.

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Over Par: It denotes any score, be it for a completed round or for an individual hole, which is above the decided par for that round.

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Downhill Lie: The angle which is caused by a golf ball placed on a sloping hill, mostly downward.

Line of Putt: After putting, a golfer expects the ball to travel on a particular path. The other meaning of lie is the number of strokes consumed by the golfer to get the ball in the position where it is at rest.

Hit It Flush: This is as same as Flush.

Gruesomes: This is more common as a betting game, but also serves as team formats sometimes where there are 2-member teams.

Teeing Ground: The spot from where the golfers start playing for a hole, from where a golfer hits his tee shot or drive.

Bridge: It is a golf game requiring accurate interpretation of your golf skills and limitations.

Push Slice: This is similar to push, where the ball starts moving right of the target and then bends or curves even more.

Money Ball: Money Ball is another term for Lone Ranger.

Grass Club: It is the ‘by-gone era’ counterpart of the driver.

Ambrose Competition: Ambrose Competition is a golf tournament format where every player tees off, the best of them is selected. It also involves pushing a putt to a direction or jerking the putt to a side.

Low Putts: It is a popular side bet in addition to being a tournament format. Hooding the club has two different meaning for different golfers. Losses and wins add up very fast in this game so those whose pockets are full, prefer this betting game .

Divot: It refers to the scraping off the turf top as a result of shots from the fairway using an iron. Either it is a just-one-time bet while a round is going on or it could be an ongoing bet which will continue all throughout a round.

Handicap Index: A numeral, to one decimal place, representing a golfer’s ability to score is called a handicap index.

Lateral Water Hazard: It is impossible to drop behind this hazard because it runs alongside the playing area ad not across it. In addition to this, a county-owned golf course is also termed as municipal course. This is also called the skulled shot.

Mutt and Jeff: The side bet or golf tournament format where the spotlight is on par-3’s and par-5’s only, is called Mutt and Jeff.

Medalist: To put it in least complex words, it means the winner of a medal play or stroke play in any golf tournament.

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Rough: The areas marshaling the boundaries of the fairways featuring thick and high grass or natural, unkempt vegetation is called the rough.

Quacker: A shot curving abruptly and sharply from right to left with regards to a right-handed golfer. A golfer winning the hole is referred to as having won the skin and the value of that skin.

Flatstick: It is a slang for putter as putter faces are supposed to be flat compared to other golf clubs.

Double Eagle: A score of three under par on any individual hole is called a double eagle in golf terminology.

Waste Bunker: Not a hazard under rules of golf, unless specified, a waste bunker refers to a sandy area, normally expansive. Each golfer is allowed to use only a single golf club.

Peoria System: A one day handicapping system where majority of golfers are not given actual handicap indexes. Hacker is a bit stronger player than a duffer.

Halve or Halved: To indicate that a hole or match is tied, the term halved is used.

Yellowsomes: Gruesomes is also called Yellowsomes sometimes, and it is 2-person team game which serves as a tournament format as well as a betting game.

Three Club Monte: In a golf tournament where a golfer is allowed to use only three clubs during their round is Three Club Monte. Basically a stadium golf course will have greens giving something like an amphitheater effect.

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Divot Tool: It is the same as a ball mark tool.

Mashie: A pre 20th century golf club, with a wooden shaft closely similar to the contemporary 5-iron is a Mashie.

Unplayable Lie: This is a situation where the ball is in such a spot that a golfer decides that the existing spot where the ball is, it cannot be played.

Square Face: The position of the clubface in relation to the line of target at the moment of contact where the club strikes the ball is called a square.

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Amateur status: Amateur status simply means that the player is a rookie and is yet to be a professional. Golfers in this format are awarded points depending on their performance on each hole with the winner being the one having highest point total. Honey pot refers to a tournament’s prize fund or bonus pool.

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Shotgun Start: This is one of the methods to start off a tournament where all the players tee off at the same time. Or sometimes it is so close to the ground that it appears that it has skimmed the ground.

Green: Green is the completion of a golf hole, at the spot of the location of the flagstick and the cup. The winner is decided after this final score.

Water Hole: When a hole on the golf course features water, which is in a position that it compels the golfer to play over it for the completion of a hole, it is called a water hole.

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Lie Angle: The angle which is developed between the center of the shaft and the ground line of the club during the time when the club is soled in appropriate playing position, is the lie angle.

Sod: It means the grass on the turf and the soil it is rooted in which can be planted as a separate piece on the golf course. The thumb of the lead hand ideally in this situation should fit snugly in the lifeline of the hand placed lower on the club. So in short it means the fairways and the rough.

Alternate Greens: Just like alternate fairway, when a golf hole has two separate greens, it is termed as alternate greens.

Nines: This is a points based competition played amongst players in group of fours. A great ball striker is a golfer who is excellent at full swing.

Offset: The distance from extreme front of the hosel to the extreme front part of the clubhead is the offset.

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Spoon: This is an antique term for lofted wood or 3-wood golf club.

Apron: The area which is neatly moved, especially around the putting green and between the putting surface and any kind of undulated ground surrounding the putting green is called apron.

Flex: Flex is the rating of the ability of shaft to bend while the golf club is being swung.

Taylor Made Golf: This is the world’s most popular and one of the foremost manufacturers of golf equipment. The value of ‘nasties’ is decided before the commencement of the round.

Dimple Pattern: Simply put the pattern of the dimples on the cover of the golf ball is called dimple pattern. This is best played by partners who have similar level of expertise or golfers who use full handicaps.

Maltby Playability Factor: This is a rating system attempting to rank golf clubs on the criteria that how easy or difficult they are for differently skilled golfers to play. In the manner of usage, they are most akin to contemporary wedges.

Striping: Striping is nothing but the crisscross pattern of the blades of grass which are mowed in different directions by the course mowers.

Weekend Hacker: Hacker is a bad golfer and add weekend to it, means weekend hacker, that is a golfer who plays just on weekends, which means he or she does not play or practice enough to increase the level of their game.

Rub of the Green: In case a ball is stopped or deflected incidentally an outside factor like a caddie or the likes, it is termed as the rub of the green. Here the players have tee off and the best out of them is selected. The side to which the hole is cut on the green is the short side.

Overall Weight: This, also called dead weight, refers to the total weight of the golf club.

Push: Push is the opposite of pull. All scores on each of those three holes are tabulated and then that score is eliminated from the total score. Although the purists prefer bunker, some also call it trap.

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Primary Rough: The most dense, the highest and most dangerous rough for a golfer is the primary rough.

X: When a score cannot be determined, because a play on the hole was not finished, it is called X.

X-Factor: The variation in the amount of the rotation between hips and shoulders is called the X-factor. The other meaning refers to the edge or rim of the hole or cup.

Snake: A betting game which sort of spells doom for that member of the foursome, who has 3-putts just lately.

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Tee Time: The scheduled, decided time for a particular group or team to begin their round is referred to Tee Time.

Skull or Skulled Shot: To skull the ball means to have the impact of the ball with the leading edge of the iron. For instance, ‘Kick Left’ or ‘Kick Right’.

Kickpoint: A point or spot along the length of the shaft, where it presents the maximum amount of bend when you pull the tip down. The winner here is the one who has the lowest number of putts.

Stop the Bleeding: If a player is playing in a pathetic manner with bad shots going all over the park, the golfer needs to hit a fantastic shot to get a grip on the game again. The soil on the greens which has been compacted by the traffic of golfers, is opened up by punching of holes and removal of dirt.

Postage stamp: A green having a particularly small surface are indicating or posing a demanding target.

Shamble: A golf tournament which brings together aspects of scramble tournament format and strokeplay is called shamble.

Polee: Polee refers to a sidebet with different meanings. This basically means that a player is hitting the ball all over the park, in different direction.

Leading Edge: When you look at the golf club, the edge at the immediate front, which leads in a swing is called a leading edge.

Track: The layout or the way the holes on the course are routed is called track. Basically it is the name of a golf tournament, rather a tournament within a tournament.

Hand Wedge: When a golfer breaks the rules by picking up the ball and moves it to a better spot for an easier next stroke, it is called a hand wedge. This command is yelled by a golfer with regards to his golf ball in mid air. Am-Am simply means a game where there is a pair of a couple of amateurs- Am-Am, with ‘Am’ meaning short for amateur.

Target Line: This term describes the line from the ball to its target, or just simply, line of play.

Square Club Face: When you say it is a square clubface, it means that the club face is in a position perpendicular to the swing path.

Shazam: It is a golf bet and an exclusively putting oriented bet at that. That is called arnie.

Heel: The spot where the clubhead is attached to the spot, it is called the heel.

Closed Club Face: When the clubface is rotated slightly counterclockwise in the swing path, which can cause the ball to hook, it is called clubface.

Green in Regulation (GIR): Amateurs and recreational players use this statistical method for rating their rounds.

Alternate Tees: A golf hole is said to have alternate tees when there are two different sets of tee boxes built on that same hole.

Bingo Bango Bongo: This is one of the very common formats of the game and is a point based game. This is for a right-handed golfer.

Four Ball: This is played amongst two teams of two members, hence there are four balls played and better ball scoring is used to determine the players.

Knockdown: A shot played mostly to control trajectory, spin and distance, but which is short of a full swing.

Coring: The method through which golf course is aerated is called coring. It is positioned so to face a player making an attempt to play out of the bunker onto the green or towards it.

Windcheater: A shot that is hardly affected by wind, as it has low ball flight and is penetrating.

Blind Bogey: Blind Bogey is type of tournament format, where most commonly golfers are required to play 18 holes of stroke play.

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Cut Shot: A kind of controlled golf shot where a fadeball flight is induced by the golfer.

Backweight: Any weight attached to the back of the head of golf club is referred to a back weight.

Ball Retriever: It is a tool, which is by default carried by players who hit their ball in the water a lot of times. It refers to the golfer’s ability in full swing.

Looping: The way the caddies use the word loop, to give a description of their circuit around a golf course is called looping.

Bowmaker: A golf tournament format, popular in the United Kingdom, bowmaker involves team members playing their own balls and a specific number of the members of the team score count on every hole.

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Under Par: Under par simply means not up to the par. Flange is the thin strip of metal sitting along the ground.

Loop: A circuit around the golf course, that is 18 holes, means a loop.

Bramble: Again, a golf format, it involves golfers teeing off and ultimately the best of the shot or drive is selected.

Double Cut (or Double Cut Green) Double cut refers to mowing of the green which has been done twice.

TPC: Tournament Players Club- (TPC) is a designation given to golf courses and courses with this designation are under the ownership of the PGA tour.

Flags: In flags, which is a competition format, golfers start their round with a certain number of strokes and then until they consume their strokes, they keep on playing.

Golf Club without Real Estate: It refers to a golf club sans a home golf course, having a collection of golfers and friends playing together regularly.

Ball Flight: It refers to the trajectory of a golf ball which has been struck and is in mid-air.

Double Bogey: A score on an individual hole which is a couple of strokes more than par.

2-Man No Scotch: A golf tournament format, in 2-Man No Scotch, the members of a team tee off. Here, the low score is the ace and the person who wins it, gets a particular amount from the other three players. Push is a ball flight which starts on the right of the line of the target and retains that direction straight ahead and winds up keeping the target well to the right, for a right-hander.

Belly Putter: This is a type of putter which has a longer shaft as compared to conventional putter.

Lip: This has two meanings when it comes to golf terms and golf phrases. That is called pivot.

Quota Tournament: Quota Tournament is a game which has a structure similar to Chicago. The term signature hole means that there is one hole which is most photogenic and pleasing on the course as decided by the golf course management.

Auto Win: In the situation where holes are automatically won by player wanting to achieve either of these three -chip-in from off the green, sticking in an approach in the flagstick from 150 yards or more and any par 3, is an auto win. In other words, that one player plays against the other 3.

Ground Under Repair: This means exactly what it implies to be, that the ground is under repair by the maintenance crew.

Pull Hook: This is a ball flight in which the ball initially moves left of the target and curves and bends even sharply.

Disaster: It is a points game where the winner is the one who has collected the minimum points as points are given for bad shots.

Lone Ranger: Lone ranger is a tournament format where one player in each four is labeled as the lone ranger. This is called a lunch ball. That one player has the onus to come through for the team, so he or she is called the lone ranger.

Golf Cart: This is a gas or electrically powered vehicle used to transport golfers and their golf bags on the golf course. It also is a betting game. This format permits golfers without handicap index to participate in golf tournament and contest to win low net prizes or titles.

X-Out: In golfing terminology, X-outs or X-out golf balls are those golf balls on which the brand name has been distorted, using the symbol X. These are a regular feature of links-category of golf courses.

Gorse: British links courses are often lined with this thick rough, often prickly and similar to shrubbery called Gorse.

Executive Course: A golf course which mainly has par 3 and relatively short par 4 holes is called an executive course..

Split Tees: In the condition where half of the field in a golf tournament begins at the tee which is number 1 and the other half begins on the tee no.10.

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Frequency Matching: The process whereby it is ensured that the shaft vibrations of all clubs in a particular set, when struck, match in frequency, is called frequency matching.

Golf Town: Golf town is a golf term which is used to describe retail outlets or cities which are very much into golf. These are normally the tees starting from where the course is the longest to play.

Undulation: The ups and downs and uneven contour in the ground, mainly with regards to putting green and fairways is called undulation.

Crisscross: This serves as either a tournament format or a betting game. It is especially meant for groups of three players and the targeted player is selected on the basis of the driving performance.

Backswing: The beginning of the swing as the club moves away from the target.

Uphill Lie: There are times when a ball stops moving on an uphill slope which is towards the target. It is a scheduled event.

Split Fairway: A single fairway branching out in a couple of different fairways reaching and opening out in the same green is called a split fairway.

Clubhead: A part of the golf club which is attached to the end of the shaft is called the club head.

Tiger Tees: Tee boxes which are used in professional competitions are called tiger tees in slang terms.

Center of Gravity: The point located in the head of the golf club, where it would be perfectly balanced is called the center of gravity.

Alignment: It is the position of the hips, shoulders and feet in a proper alignment with each other.

Stealies: A type of golf bet, running parallel to the closest to the pin (kp) bet.

Abnormal Ground Conditions: Abnormal ground conditions include ground under repair, casual water, holes made by burrowing animals and so on. Then they select the better scores made on each hole and after adding up, whoever has the lowest score wins.

Muscleback: Iron with a full back of the clubhead, rather than a cavity back iron is called muscleback.

Fade: It is the trajectory of the ball or its flight, on the spot where the golf ball comes off from the face of the club. A golfer is allowed to use putter along with the three chosen golf clubs, but no golf clubs.

Approach: A shot in the golf green from the fairway is referred to as approach.

Mashie Niblick: It is a vintage or archaic term for a 7-iron- a type of golf club.

Fairway: An area that usually runs between the tee box and green of a golf hole which is closely mowed. A golfer holing a shot from off the green, wins by default.

Umbrella or Umbrella Game: For teams of two under a foursome format, this is either a golf game or a side bet. This is system basically for tournaments.

Drive: This is the very first shot on a hole which is hit from the teeing ground.

Fringe: A closely mowed area surrounding the green and just off the putting surface is called the fringe. Basically it involves the use of string by players to get the ball out of the rough or a bunker.

Finishing Hole: It is the last hole a golfer will play in a round of golf.

Pin: This is a synonym for flagstick. It is imperative for a golfer to be considered at his or her address to ensure that the club is grounded..

Honors: A player is having honors refers to the player hitting first from the tee box. In this format, the tombstone term signifies the object placed in the ground on the spot where the golfer’s round comes to an end.

Die in the Hole: This is one of the important golf words and phrases. The aim is to gain highest number of points in a round, but there is a catch. It is primarily a wooden-shafted historical golf club.

Barkie: This is a side bet won by a golfer making par on a hole where he has hit a tree.

Pink Lady: Pink Lady is also known as Money Ball, Lone Ranger, Pink Ball or Yellow Ball. It is generally in squares and rolls.

Hardpan: The areas in rough, fairways, or other areas with an exception of hazards, having hard ground, as a result of compacting of the soil is called hardpan.

Bump and Run: Usually played from approximately the same distance you would possibly play a pitch shot, bump and run is an approach shot to the green.

Country Club: Country club refers to a social and recreational facility, either private or semi private and has a golf course most of the time.

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Nearest Point of Relief: In the condition where there is an hurdle as a result of an immovable obstruction or abnormal ground conditions, the golfers are permitted to drop without penalty a distance equivalent to a club length of the nearest point of relief.

Cart Path: The designated route or the route exclusively to be followed by carts is the cart path.

Crown: The top surface of the clubhead, the part you can see when looking down at address, called the crown.

Green Fee: It is the amount a golf club charges to play on its golf course.

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Pitch or Pitch Shot: When a shot is played using a highly lofted club, which is precisely made in a way that it goes a short distance with a high trajectory, it is termed as pitch shot.

Center Cut: This term is used to denote the golf shots which are well struck and which traveled very nicely down the middle.

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Flight: It is a term which is used for division of golfer’s during a golf tournament. That means, he swung and it missed the ball. The first means that around two inches above the level of sand, in a bunker, there is a rim of sod. But if there are bad shots or the likes, the points are cut. ‘Back Side is another name for ‘Back Nine’.

Backspin: When the ball rotates backward (towards the player)in flight along its horizontal axis, it is called the backspin.

Draw: It is the flight path of the ball where the ball gently curves right to left for a right-hander and vice versa for a left-hander.

Birdie: Birdie is a score on an individual hole which is one stroke below par.

Stymie: A vintage aspect of golf, which was a part of singles match play till 1952, after which it was removed from the Rules of Golf. It is also called the Mulligan.

Handicap: It is the numerical representation of a golfer’s skill and ability. Here, the golfer will putt out, culminating the end of the hole.

Las Vegas Scramble: A modification of the original golf format scramble, Las Vegas Scramble uses a 6-sided die.

Green: Green is the completion of a golf hole, at the spot of the location of the flagstick and the cup.

The putting green beckons, you call your caddie, and off you go to tee for a par. This is called uphill lie.

Ball Mark: Also called the pitch mark, ball mark is the indentation made by a ball upon landing on the green.

Match Play: A competition format in which the round is played with the aim of winning individual holes.

Fort Lauderdale: This is a synonym for the golf format called scramble.

Break: The allusion to the amount the path of the ball curves when putt or, the level of curvature or slope of the greens is called ‘Break’.

Forced Carry: A situation which needs a golfer to hit his shot above a hazard to advance his ball is a forced carry.

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Splashies: This is a side bet which a golfer wins on accomplishing a par on hole even though he has hit it into water.

Water Hazard: Any kind of open water source, from lakes to streams to ocean to sea or even drainage ditches on the course are termed as water hazard. It is a one-day handicapping system.

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Triples: This is the name of the competition amongst players in teams of three. This is a general understanding of the term, but it is also used as to refer to a game opposite of No Alibis.

Stadium Course: Stadium golf course or stadium course is a golf course built with one of its aims being to give golf fans great vantage points. At each hole, a golfer is competing with the other two.

Gross (Gross Score): It is the total number of strokes played in around of golf including penalty strokes.

Florida Scramble: It is a variation of the original golf format scramble, where a player from each team sits out each shot.

Hook: Hook is the flight or trajectory of the ball which commences with the golf ball out to right before sharply curving to the left, while it misses its target to left.

Albatross: Three under par on any hole is called a double eagle in the USA. Amongst the common golf terms, ace is real music for the ears for a golfer.

Forecaddie: He is the one who does not carry the golf clubs, instead he keeps a group of players moving by telling them individually where his or her ball is.

Alternate Fairway: A golf hole offering two fairways is referred to as having an alternate fairway.

Bermudagrass: In the tropical and warm climates, this is the most common turf used by courses.

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Toe: The end of the clubhead which is the farthest from the shaft or the hosel or the neck is called the toe.

Sandbagger: Normally any golfer who tends to pretend how worse he is at golf (which he or she is actually not) and misleads others is called a sandbagger. It means the same as it generally means. Well. It is the exact and perfect contact between the club head and the golf ball, while the club is in full swing. For some hooding the club entails pressing the hands forward,that leads to making the club face more upright, which is a way to de-loft the club. It is also called the ‘Divot Tool’.

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Trap: A bunker in other words is called a trap. Foot wedge, is specifically speaking a condition when a golfer kicks his ball or probably nudges the ball in a slightly convenient position for the next shot.

Club Face: The clubface is the part of the golf club which strikes the golf ball at impact.

Back Tees: The tees at the extreme rear of a golf course are the back tees.

Punchbowl Green: A green below is fairway level surrounded by a mound, leading the golf balls to be funneled down to the putting surface is called punch bowl green.

Inside Path: When inside the plane, the corresponding path of the club is referred to as inside path.

Interlock or Interlocking Grip: This is a kind of golf grip where hands are locked together by locking or intertwining the little finger of the trailing hand with index finger of the top hand.

In the Bucket: Another name for Eliminator, it is a kind of best ball competition where in every fourth hole, one player’s score must count as the team score. So for instance a golfer with a handicap of 5 is better than one with a handicap of 20.

Swingweight: This refers to the feel of the weight of a club when it is being swung.

Yips: When the golfer is nervous or anxious, it leads to nervous twitching during putting stroke, leading to an inaccurate shot. In case these conditions are having a negative impact on the ball, a player is entitled to relief.

Above the Hole: To describe the position of the golf ball in connection with the cup, or hole, when the ball is on the green, the golf phrase ‘above the hole’ is used.

Strike Three: This is a betting game or a tournament format. According to the USGA, a scratch golfer is defined as – “An amateur player who plays to the standard of the stroke play qualifiers competing in the United States Amateur Championship. With an amateur status, a player cannot get paid to endorse a product, does not accept appearance fees and does not accept prize money for being a part of a tournament.

Sweet Spot: It is the exact and perfect spot on the clubface, where the impact is the best one could have on the ball.

Pot (hole) Bunker: This is a type of bunker which is small, but is very deep and has steep faces and is round. Like a golfer can say to another- ‘Your ball is on the dancing floor’.

Mid Iron: Mid Iron is a vintage counterpart of contemporary 2-iron golf clubs.

Mashie Iron: Mashie Iron is an archaic phrase or golf word for a 4-iron.

Scratch Golfer: A scratch golfer is the one who shoots par or better. Here an individual golfer or a team can compare scores on their scorecard, while choosing the lower of two scores, leading to 9-hole total score.

Nassau: Nassau is a very well-known and most popular name for Best Nines.

Nasties: A side bet for any group of golfers, nasties are won by default by a golfer who holes a shot from off the green. This is also a betting game for groups of four.

Trailing Edge: The part of a golf club which is at the extreme back of its sole.

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Bounce: The measurement of the angle (in degrees) from the front edge of the sole of a club till the point actually resting on the ground on the spot of address is called bounce.

Bogey Golfer: A golfer averaging around 90 or a boogie per hole is termed as boogie golfer.

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Seve: A golfer wins a seve, which is a side bet, only after he accomplishes par by hitting into the incorrect fairway. It is imperative for a golfer to be considered at his or her address to ensure that the club is grounded..

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Golf Buggy: This is the same as Buggy.

Attack Wedge: Attack Wedge is the same as gap wedge or approach wedge. It is basically a collection of side bets.

Q School: It is the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Tour’s yearly qualifying tournament.

Hook: Hook is the flight or trajectory of the ball which commences with the golf ball out to right before sharply curving to the left, while it misses its target to left.

Arnies: When a golfer makes a par on a hole sans being in the fairway, he wins a side bet. Sometimes in abbreviated form, a municipal course is called Muni.

Swing Speed: The speed of the swing of a golfer’s club which is defined by the speed of the club head at the point of impact with the ball.

Flagstick: This is a stick having a flag and is used to mark the location of a hole.

Course: Of course, it is the golf course, but according to the technical definition, it also means the whole area where play is permitted. It then moves to the left of the target before gently turning or rather curving back towards right