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Golf Terminology – Glossary of Golf Terms

It works thus- after finishing a round, identify the 3 highest individual hole scores and then eliminate them. 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.

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

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

Pink Lady: Pink Lady is also known as Money Ball, Lone Ranger, Pink Ball or Yellow Ball. It also is a betting game. Basically it involves the use of string by players to get the ball out of the rough or a bunker.

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

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.

Alternate Shot: This is basically a golf competition format, also called the Foursomes. It’s basically a long pole with a scoop.

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

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

Mouth Wedge: The golfers who incessantly talk to their opponents in order to disturb their game are termed as using a mouth wedge.

Murphy: It is a kind of bet which can be invoked or initiated by a golfer chipping to the green. A stymie was supposed to occur in a condition when another ball was placed straight in the putting line of a golfer’s ball.

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.

Ball Striker: Each golfer is a ball striker. This format permits golfers without handicap index to participate in golf tournament and contest to win low net prizes or titles.

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.

Golf Cart: This is a gas or electrically powered vehicle used to transport golfers and their golf bags on the golf course. This is a general understanding of the term, but it is also used as to refer to a game opposite of No Alibis.

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

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. Another meaning of divot is the chipped off area in the fairway, where the turf existed.

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

Three Club Monte: In a golf tournament where a golfer is allowed to use only three clubs during their round is Three Club Monte. If you do not include this in golf terms, then the whole glossary of golf terms is useless.

Municipal Course: When a golf course owned by a city has to be indicated, it is called a municipal golf course. That means, he swung and it missed the ball. In other words, that one player plays against the other 3.

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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. They are called counterparts on account of their loft and the purpose of swing they serve.

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.

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

Crisscross: This serves as either a tournament format or a betting game. So in short it means the fairways and the rough.

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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.

Foursomes: This is another name for alternate shot.

Push: Push is the opposite of pull. Here, two-member teams hit the same ball alternately.

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

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

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

Skull or Skulled Shot: To skull the ball means to have the impact of the ball with the leading edge of the iron. Ben Hogan is a golf hall of fame player.

Track: The layout or the way the holes on the course are routed is called track. That is the line of putt. So its like the ball is in jail.

Modified Pinehurst: It is a golf format for two player teams. Golfers in this format are awarded points depending on their performance on each hole with the winner being the one having highest point total. This, however, has a twist. The female scratch golfer can hit her tee shots an average of 210 yards and can reach a 400-yard hole in two shots”.

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

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

Crowned Green: A green which has center higher than its sides, is called the crowned green. It is also called the flex point or bend point.

Duffer: Simply put, duffer means a bad golfer.

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

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

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

Here are the A to Z of terms used in the game of golf. The ball is then played from the spot it is according to the best shot. It is also called a tester.

Pitch Mark: This is the same as ball mark.

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.

String It Out: A tournament format or a betting game, string is best suited when the players have partial handicaps. It then moves to the left of the target before gently turning or rather curving back towards right. This is called uphill lie.

Shotgun Start: This is one of the methods to start off a tournament where all the players tee off at the same time. It is positioned so to face a player making an attempt to play out of the bunker onto the green or towards it.

2-Man No Scotch: A golf tournament format, in 2-Man No Scotch, the members of a team tee off. It also includes all the trees for that particular hole.

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

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.

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. So for instance a golfer with a handicap of 5 is better than one with a handicap of 20.

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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. Dick Chapman, one of the great amateur golfers, thought of this format at Pinehurst Resort, so the name.

Aces and Deuces: This is a betting game, best suited for groups of four golfers. The word tract is sometimes used to denote track, but track is the correct word.

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

Rabbit: It is again, a side bet,named after the situation where someone runs ahead in a mile off the field, setting the pace. Each golfer is allowed to use only a single golf club.

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

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

Kick: Kick is a golfing terminology used interchangeably with golf phrase ‘bounce’, like bouncing ball. In the manner of usage, they are most akin to contemporary wedges.

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

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Ace: When a ‘hole in one ‘ is scored, or a player has scored 1 on any hole, it is an ‘Ace’. 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.

System 36: This is a single day handicapping method or rather system, resembling in character and operation to Callaway and Peoria. 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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. But if there are bad shots or the likes, the points are cut. Then the ball is hit once again from the same spot. 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Hit It Flush: This is as same as Flush.

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.

Chapman System: Named after Dick Chapman, a great amateur golfer, this is basically a golf tournament format. He also responds to a golfer’s queries.

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.

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. Front Nine is also referred to as Front Side.

Tombstone: Tombstone is better known by the name of Flags, a tournament format. Another meaning of Sandie means in a couple of strokes, a player gets out of the bunker in the hole. Flange is the thin strip of metal sitting along the ground.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Die in the Hole: This is one of the important golf words and phrases. Then add the remaining and the person who has the lowest score is the winner.

Waggle: You could call this as a warm up of sorts for the golf club. Sometimes in abbreviated form, a municipal course is called Muni.

Red, White and Blue Tournament: This name of a golf tournament format makes an allusion to the color of tee markers. Those putting greens with a lot of contour are called Contoured Greens.

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

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

Step Aside Scramble: Florida scramble is also known as step aside. Disaster is another name for Trouble.

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Divot: It refers to the scraping off the turf top as a result of shots from the fairway using an iron. 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.

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

Lone Ranger: Lone ranger is a tournament format where one player in each four is labeled as the lone ranger. 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.

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Amen Corner: The mecca of golf lovers and golf players- Augusta National Golf Club has holes 11, 12 and 13. This golf club is located in Augusta, Georgia.

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.

Uphill Lie: There are times when a ball stops moving on an uphill slope which is towards the target. It is a one-day handicapping system.

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

Away: The player whose ball is the farthest from the hole whether in a fairway or a green is called being ‘away’. Then the ball is played from the spot it has come to rest, without any penalties.

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

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. The thumb of the lead hand ideally in this situation should fit snugly in the lifeline of the hand placed lower on the club. Blast Out is another name for blast.

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. A golfer is allowed to use putter along with the three chosen golf clubs, but no golf clubs.

Redan/Redan Hole: Redan hole is one of the most copied golf courses across the globe. It then moves to the left of the target before gently turning or rather curving back towards right. Losses and wins add up very fast in this game so those whose pockets are full, prefer this betting game .

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

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

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

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. This prevents the chance for a golfer to putt out of the bunker. They specialize in great golf clubs, and their components.

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.

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

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

Switch: Switch as a tournament format has 2-person teams where the players switch balls after the tee shots. The first means that around two inches above the level of sand, in a bunker, there is a rim of sod. 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.

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

Advice: Well, this does not have any ‘golf’ connotation. It is really embarrassing for the golfer as it might appear that he or she does not know how to hit a golf ball.

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.

Peoria System: A one day handicapping system where majority of golfers are not given actual handicap indexes. This is for a right-handed golfer.

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. Here, the golfer will putt out, culminating the end of the hole.

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

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.

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Army Golf: Army golf is a slang amongst the golf terms. Hooding the club has two different meaning for different golfers. Here the players have tee off and the best out of them is selected. 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.

Niblick: This is again an archaic golf terminology, denoting a 9-iron. A machine leads to removal of plugs from the green,which leaves a hole which ensures that the roots get air and moisture.

Thin or Thin Shot: Sometimes it happens that a ball is struck too high, near the midpoint or perhaps slightly lower. This is called appearances.

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.

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

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

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

Am-Am: Well, this is for the new or upcoming kids on the block.

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

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.

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.

Albatross: Three under par on any hole is called a double eagle in the USA. Here both the teams tee off and then the best drive is chosen, followed by alternate shot to the hole.

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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. This is system basically for tournaments.

The Train: This is a betting game best played in groups where points are given for good shots. Mulligans, the plural is also a competition format for groups of golfers.

Through the Green: Every area of the golf course with the exception of teeing grounds, hazards and greens. The winner is decided after this final score.

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

Taylor Made Golf: This is the world’s most popular and one of the foremost manufacturers of golf equipment. It is also a side bet where there is a competition involving groups of four, like in Foursomes or in a fourball.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Fairway: An area that usually runs between the tee box and green of a golf hole which is closely mowed. Those who swear by these golf clubs, say that they provide accuracy and variety when it comes to short shots.

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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’.

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

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

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

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

Hacker: Hacker is another name for duffer, although, hacker applies to an individual golfer as an insult. It is less than par.

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

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

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

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. This is called a lunch ball. This is one of the most basic golf terms.

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.

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.

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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. After you are done reading this, you will never be left wondering on the golf course.

Lateral Water Hazard: It is impossible to drop behind this hazard because it runs alongside the playing area ad not across it. 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.

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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.

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

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 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). It is also called a snapper, duck hook or snap hook.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Divot: It refers to the scraping off the turf top as a result of shots from the fairway using an iron. Starting off with 36 holes, the players then compare their scorecards. Here the ball is struck and is played back into the player’s stance.

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

Handicap: It is the numerical representation of a golfer’s skill and ability. It is vice versa for a left hander.

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.

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

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 is the exact and perfect contact between the club head and the golf ball, while the club is in full swing. 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. It is also called the Mulligan.

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

Scratch Golfer: A scratch golfer is the one who shoots par or better. It is basically the angle where the face of the club is, in relation to a perfectly vertical face.

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. It is also called the ‘Divot Tool’.

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

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

Golf Buggy: This is the same as Buggy.

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

Course: Of course, it is the golf course, but according to the technical definition, it also means the whole area where play is permitted. Evaluation of golf courses for USGA course rating and slope rating depends on this factor considerably.

Slice: Here, interestingly, the ball curves similar to the shape of a banana. The golfer’s job is done post this situation.

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

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.

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

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

Seve: A golfer wins a seve, which is a side bet, only after he accomplishes par by hitting into the incorrect fairway. The bet is on the possibility that a competitor will three-putt a green.

Whack and Hack: Whack and Hack is a four-person teams’ tournament format. The pattern and shape of these dimples affects the flight of the ball.

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

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Foot Wedge: When a golfer cheats his way out of trouble using a club, it is in slang called foot wedge. This is a must know amongst the terms in golf terms glossary.

Best Nines: Very commonly called Nassau, it features front nine, back nine and 18-hole scores as separate tournaments or bets.

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

Skins/Skins Game: This stages players in a kind of match play where each hole is allotted a set value. Here, the low score is the ace and the person who wins it, gets a particular amount from the other three players. When on the tee, it is honors and if it is otherwise, its away.

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

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.

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.

Grass Bunker: This is a depression on the golf course which is filled up with grass instead of sand. Am-Am simply means a game where there is a pair of a couple of amateurs- Am-Am, with ‘Am’ meaning short for amateur.

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.

Honey Pot: If you do not this amongst the plethora of golf terms and definitions, you might just think of quitting the game. All scores on each of those three holes are tabulated and then that score is eliminated from the total score. A golfer winning the hole is referred to as having won the skin and the value of that skin.

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

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. The nicknames of these holes is Amen Corner. 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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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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. It also involves pushing a putt to a direction or jerking the putt to a side.

Holed: This is the situation where the ball is at rest in the cup and it is below the lip of the hole. 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.

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

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 means the same as it generally means. Then they select the better scores made on each hole and after adding up, whoever has the lowest score wins.

Hole: In very easy terms, hole is where the golfers aim to putt the golf ball. It is basically a collection of side bets.

Vardon Grip: This is another name for the overlapping grip. This leads to low and sometimes slicing shot, which could travel a long distance.

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

Line of Putt: After putting, a golfer expects the ball to travel on a particular path. It is primarily a wooden-shafted historical golf club.

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

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

Quacker: A shot curving abruptly and sharply from right to left with regards to a right-handed golfer. 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. ‘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.

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

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

One-Putt: Top hole the ball, when just a single or one putt is taken, it is called one 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. It is generally in squares and rolls.

Wolfman: This is a betting game, akin to a few others like Hog, Defender and so on. That’s why probably it is a lateral water hazard.

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

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

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. Such a player usually bets getting up and down in a couple of strokes.

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.

Pot (hole) Bunker: This is a type of bunker which is small, but is very deep and has steep faces and is round. The side to which the hole is cut on the green is the short side.

Honest John: This in golf terms refers to a side bet which puts at stake your prediction powers. Four player teams play scramble, but the player whose ball is selected for both the shots, cannot play the next stroke.

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

Whiff: Any golfer would be embarrassed with a whiff, which means that the golfer swung but to no avail. The crux of a redan is greens and green complex. In slang, it is called ‘club’.

Front Nine: The first nine holes of a golf course are the front nine holes of the golf course. It also refers to the trajectory of a golf ball which has been struck and is in mid air.

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

Snap Hook: This is another name for quacker.

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. The iron one is similar to modern 1 iron and the wooden resembles today’s 4-wood.

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.

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. But advice which could prohibit other player’s choices is not allowed unless he or she is your partner.

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.

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

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

Aeration: Aeration basically is a golf terminology hinting towards the aeration of soil. A flight or a division comprises golfers with more or less similar golf skills. Golf Cart is the term for golf car most widely used in North America.

Approach Wedge: Another name for gap wedge, approach wedge is a name for a golf club which has a high loft. While the golfer is struggling with his shots, it is called bleeding.

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

Ballmark Tool: This is a two-pronged tool which is used to repair putting green ball marks. This is for a right-handed golfer.

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

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. It is basically the angle where the face of the club is, in relation to a perfectly vertical face.

Lip: This has two meanings when it comes to golf terms and golf phrases. The male scratch golfer hits his tee shots an average of 250 yards and can reach a 470-yard hole in two shots. It is also a side bet.

Mulligan: Mulligan is nothing but a lunch ball with a different name. 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.

Stableford: This is a format of the golf tournament where the aim is to achieve the highest score. In this format, both players from each side tee off and then they exchange the golf balls. This command is yelled by a golfer with regards to his golf ball in mid air. It is also sometimes called ‘Acey Ducey’. What’s more, this golfing term was popularized by none other Ben Hogan.

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

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

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

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Arnies: When a golfer makes a par on a hole sans being in the fairway, he wins a side bet. In case of cities, the cities with a whole gamut of golf courses is a golf town.

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

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

Pop: A handicap stroke is called Pop sometimes.

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

Buggy: It helps carry a golfer’s bag of clubs around the course or it is also referred to as a passenger golf cart. These are not counted as hazards according to the golf rules.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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. It is basically par 3.

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 best played by partners who have similar level of expertise or golfers who use full handicaps.

Bingo Bango Bongo: This is one of the very common formats of the game and is a point based game. These are a regular feature of links-category of golf courses.

False Front: The part of the green which slopes downwards in the direction of the fairway is called the false front. 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.

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.

Contour: It refers to the undulations in a putting green. 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.

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

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

Low Putts: It is a popular side bet in addition to being a tournament format. Well, that’s the magic of the game-The 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.

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

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

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

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Pick Up Sticks: Bag Raid, which is another name for pick up sticks is a game contested by two players. It is imperative for a golfer to be considered at his or her address to ensure that the club is grounded..

Yips: When the golfer is nervous or anxious, it leads to nervous twitching during putting stroke, leading to an inaccurate shot. Here, the golfer will putt out, culminating the end of the hole.

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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.

Green: Green is the completion of a golf hole, at the spot of the location of the flagstick and the cup. It happens because the clubhead slips below the teed ball.

Dimple Pattern: Simply put the pattern of the dimples on the cover of the golf ball is called dimple pattern. This is also called the skulled shot.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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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Shazam: It is a golf bet and an exclusively putting oriented bet at that. Honey pot refers to a tournament’s prize fund or bonus pool.

Pin: This is a synonym for flagstick. Amongst the common golf terms, ace is real music for the ears for a golfer.

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.

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

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

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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. This continues till the ball gets holed. That is called arnie.

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Putter: A club which has a slight face or very little loft, is called a putter. ‘Away’ player plays first.

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. The proper way to decide the hitting order has been prescribed in the rules of golf and golf etiquette. This is also a side bet in a competition of Three Ball.

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

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.

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. 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.

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. Interestingly, these are sold at a rate with a huge discount than the regular price of that brand.

Hood – Hooded – Hooding the Club: This is a tricky one. Here, players get rotational partners at every 6th hole.

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

Modified Stableford: A golf format, which is a modification of the original format called Stableford. The aim is to gain highest number of points in a round, but there is a catch. It is vice versa for a left hander.

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.

Flush: This is one of the golfing terms all the golfers yearn to hear. They follow this by playing out the hole with these balls.

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. The player who is labeled as the wolf opts if hole 1 against 3 can be played. In a scotch foursome, it might mean that the alternate shots are considered and carried over from a hole to another.

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

Pinehurst (Pinehurst System): This is the same as chapman system which is a 2-person golf tournament format. It also extends to a fair amount of space on both sides of the expected path and does not extend beyond the hole. 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.

Ambrose Competition: Ambrose Competition is a golf tournament format where every player tees off, the best of them is selected. It starts moving in the left of the target, eventually bending very sharply back to the right of the particular target. In other sense, it is a synonym for Barkies or Woddies and Arnies.

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

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

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

Back Nine: As the name suggests, these are last nine holes of an 18-hole golf course. In reverse scramble it is the opposite, the worst of the tee balls is chosen.

Fringe: A closely mowed area surrounding the green and just off the putting surface is called the fringe. It is a target for majority of golfers on all holes except par 3s.

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.

Strike Three: This is a betting game or a tournament format. But this condition exists under local rule only.

Play Club: The vintage counterpart of the modern-day driver is the play club. 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.

Amateur status: Amateur status simply means that the player is a rookie and is yet to be a professional. In addition to this, a county-owned golf course is also termed as municipal course. Another meaning of divot is the chipped off area in the fairway, where the turf existed.

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

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.

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. It is the distance from the bottom of the grip till the clubhead of the putter.

Par or Out: A game where full handicaps are used involving golfers with low handicap is a par out. A-wedge is another name for gap wedge or approach wedge.

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

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.

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

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

Flange: This refers to a part of a clubhead jutting out from the rear. You had a great swing and you are elated. 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.

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Lie: Lie refers, firstly to the stationary condition of a golf ball. The other meaning refers to the edge or rim of the hole or cup.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Nines: This is a points based competition played amongst players in group of fours. 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.

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. 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.

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.

Abnormal Ground Conditions: Abnormal ground conditions include ground under repair, casual water, holes made by burrowing animals and so on. 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.

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Ballstriking: Ball striking means the full swing abilities of a golfer. So the name odds and evens.

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. That is called pivot.

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

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

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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.

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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.

Flight: It is a term which is used for division of golfer’s during a golf tournament. Crowned green slopes down from its middle to its edges.

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.

­The putting green beckons, you call your caddie, and off you go to tee for a par. However, this is different from the set of points than the rule book norms.

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

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.

All Square: All square refers to a tied match as a result of the tied scores between the players. Las Vegas is a betting game played amongst two teams having two members each.

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

Three Ball: Three Ball means that each player has two matches to play in a round of golf. 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.

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Waste Bunker: Not a hazard under rules of golf, unless specified, a waste bunker refers to a sandy area, normally expansive. 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.

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

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. It is meant to putt or roll the ball on ground.

Hate ‘Em: These are ‘problem holes’, which are hated by golfers and that’s why it is called hate them. There are essentially three players in this game. Then, out of them, the best is selected and the players carry on until the ball is holed.

Putting Cleek: It is primarily a golf club used for putting, which is either shallow faced lofted wooden club or narrow bladed iron clubs. For cricketers, this is something close to the phrase ‘middle of the bat’.

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.

Las Vegas: No confusions here, this is not what you thought it is (were you thinking about casinos by any chance?). When a golf ball hits this area, it mostly rolls back down in the fairway, so it is called a false front.

Eliminator: This is basically a tournament format for teams with 4 members. They have varying lofts, with thin and grooved faces.

Inside the Leather: This refers to a measurement employed to determine whether the putt is a gimmie. One plays the other’s drive and vice versa.

The Tips: This is a slang term for championship tees or back tees on a particular golf course. So he or she is ‘in the bucket.’

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

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

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. Vardon Overlap is interchangeably used with Vardon Grip.

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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.

Honors: A player is having honors refers to the player hitting first from the tee box. Like a golfer can say to another- ‘Your ball is on the dancing floor’.

Triples: This is the name of the competition amongst players in teams of three. It is played amongst 2, 3 or 4 member teams .When it is played amongst 2 member teams, it called ‘Best Ball’.

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.

Quota Tournament: Quota Tournament is a game which has a structure similar to Chicago. At each hole, a golfer is competing with the other two.

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

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

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. Dimples are indentations covering a golf ball. 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. Buggy is one of the basic golf terms.

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. It is a scheduled event.

Texas Wedge: When a putter is used to putt off, from the green, it is called a Texas Wedge. The value of ‘nasties’ is decided before the commencement of the round.

One Club: This is precisely the meaning of the golf tournament. 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.

Golf Club: It has the same meanings as club.

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

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

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.

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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.

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.

Green: Green is the completion of a golf hole, at the spot of the location of the flagstick and the cup. It refers to the golfer’s ability in full swing.

Signature Hole: It is mostly a marketing gimmick used by golf courses to entice golfers. Postage stamp: A green having a particularly small surface are indicating or posing a demanding target.

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. Then the best of them is chosen. Or sometimes it is so close to the ground that it appears that it has skimmed the ground.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Round Robin: It denotes a game of golf played best when there are groups of four golfers. That one player has the onus to come through for the team, so he or she is called the lone ranger.

Trap: A bunker in other words is called a trap. It is either a match play tournament or betting game.

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Wolf: Wolf is a name for a betting game best played among groups of four players. It is the easiest golf bets and is all about how well do you know the game.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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. This can be a tournament format or a betting game.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Ready Golf: This without any complexities, means when you are ready, hit. A golfer can take advice from his partner, his caddie, and his partner’s caddie as well. Named after great Harry Vardon, this is one of the most well-known golf grips. One of the golf side bets is also called honors.

Round: Round refers to the completion of 18 holes of golf. 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. This is also a betting game for groups of four.

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

Coring: The method through which golf course is aerated is called coring. The high score is the deuce here and the person staking it loses an amount of money to other three.

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

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

Pivot: During the swing the upper body of a golfer turns and coils a bit. Basically it is the name of a golf tournament, rather a tournament within a tournament.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. 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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Under Par: Under par simply means not up to the par. 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.

Preferred Lies: Here on certain parts of a golf course, golfers are permitted to get their lies in a better position sans penalty. Well. A great ball striker is a golfer who is excellent at full swing.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Sixes: This another name for Round Robin, a game for groups of four golfers. Although the purists prefer bunker, some also call it trap.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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.

Dance Floor: This is a slang term for putting green. But in quota, the players begin with points matching their handicap.

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.

Play It Again, Sam: This refers to another name for No Alibis were the initial handicaps are converted into mulligans. 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.

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

Wormburner: This is a kind of shot which is unintentional and it just grazes the ground, it has such low trajectory. 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.

Lie: Lie refers, firstly to the stationary condition of a golf ball. It can have pebbles, rocks, shells and vegetation on it.

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 also means the score registered by a golfer for those 18 holes.

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.

Golf Town: Golf town is a golf term which is used to describe retail outlets or cities which are very much into golf. Basically a stadium golf course will have greens giving something like an amphitheater effect.

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

Scotch Foursomes: Most of the time, Scotch Foursomes is just a synonym for Foursomes. Here the team handicap plays an important role.

Hogan’s Alley: A nickname of two golf courses, accompanied by the official name of one of those golf holes associated with Ben Hogan. Frog Hair is a slang term for fringe.

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.

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

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.

Selected Score: This is a game of golf or very commonly a bet played over golf holes counting to 36. The lower the handicap, the better a golfer. For a left-handed golfer, it will be the opposite.

Chip or Chip Shot: Chip shot is played very close to the green and is normally within a few yards of the putting area. In the rule book it is flagstick, but with amateurs, flagstick is better known as pin.. These are normally the tees starting from where the course is the longest to play.

Callaway System: A kind of golf format, Callaway system is used in events where in maximum golfers do not have real handicap indexes. Albatross is the common British golf term for double eagle.

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.

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

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.

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.

Attack Wedge: Attack Wedge is the same as gap wedge or approach wedge. On the other hand, some golfers and golf instructors consider shutting the club face as hooding.

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

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. This is for a right-handed golfer. It is especially meant for groups of three players and the targeted player is selected on the basis of the driving performance.

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

Dots: It is a well-known game of golf played between members of the same grouping. This is because the points are given on the basis of their scores in linkage with a fixed score at each hole.

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

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. 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.

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

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

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The betting odds are also calculated depending upon the every day information of the game. In fact, it has given rise to another popular business and that is, bookmaking. Sports’ betting has become very popular and widespread these days. You can sit at home in front of the PC, have a cup of coffee and start betting. They chose a number whereby they will encourage the people betting to bet on the side which is weaker. The reason why it is so popular is simply because it is convenient. Then you need to wager a fixed amount of money on that team or animal. Here the odds of a player, animal or team of winning the game or event are worked out and then priced appropriately. In the case of your team winning the game, you will win all the money that the others had wrongly wagered or vice versa. Hence, it is important to do your lessons on sports betting before you place the bet. . Depending on these factors, the bookmakers form a betting number. All you have to do is predict which teams or animals, in case of sports involving use of animals like horse racing, is most likely to win at the game. Setting up an account is very easy and you can place the betting odds anytime you want and from anywhere you want. Online betting combines sports betting with bookmaking and technology available over the Internet that makes it possible for people all over the world to take part in events that may be happening in other parts of the world. One look at the power rankings will tell you which way the game is heading.

Online betting has been rapidly gaining ground over the years. These factors are worked upon with the help of formulas in order to arrive at power rankings. The concept is really not that difficult to understand. This way you place the betting odds on a particular team or against a team.

Due to the introduction of bookmaking, online betting is less risky. Once you get a hang of it, you can become quite an expert and win some really good bets. Usually people bet for the teams they are supporting and against the teams they are not. Sports’ betting is real fun. Bookmaking helps in bringing the risks involved in betting to a minimum without which betting would become very risky as the betting odds are placed against events which nobody has any control over.

The Internet has come into picture in sports betting and this has led to the increase in popularity of online betting. These wagers might be the same as the one you have placed or they might be placed on other teams. But like everything else, online betting is also a game of chance.

The betting odds are decided upon by considering factors like weather conditions, location, quality of the teams, injuries, motivation to win etc. Other people will too place their own wagers on the team they think will win. So there is a possibility of losing that you have to always consider. Any which way you end up winning at least some amount even for a wrong bet. You can win if you place the right bet or even lose in case you don’t. So make sure you check them before you place your bet.

To get a hang of how online sports betting works, it is essential to know about the basic concept of sports betting

The Maasai: A Tribe That Has Defied the Odds of Civilization

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Maasai young morans.

It was estimated that due to these natural disasters, 90 percent of cattle and half of wild animals perished from Rinderpest while Maasai people were hit by numerous diseases including smallpox.

Maasai people welcoming tourists. A child will be shaved upon reaching the age of three years when he/she is being named. They also cultivated long lasting peaceful relationships with neighboring agricultural communities who came to their aid during periodic famines.

Maasai Warriors (Morans)

Maasai Warriors (morans)

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For the Maasai women, the head is shaven almost all the time and if not, then their hair is kept short. The Maasai speaks the Maa language which is an Eastern Nilotic language, Maasai means “My people” in Maa language.

 In recent years, some Maasai especially the young generations have abandoned the traditional way of life and looked into emerging forms of employment.  Maasai are now engaged in farming, business of selling traditional medicine, milk and milk products and women are involved in selling of embroideries. However, the supply and use of blood in their traditional diet is waning due to the reduction of livestock. The head is shaven almost all the time or the hair is kept short.”/>

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Despite of the modern civilization, the Maasai people have largely managed to maintain their culture and traditional ways of living, although this has become more challenging each year due to external factors.

For example, Young men wear black for several months following their circumcision. Elgon.

After circumcision, the young warriors grow their hair again and spend a great deal of time styling it. You’ll be charmed by the different combined faces and cultures of the world. 

Circumcision for teenage girls is performed by elder women but girls are permitted to cry. Their reputation as fierce warriors came from their spiritual beliefs that their rain god (called Ngai) gave all cattle to them, and therefore anyone else who possesses cattle must have stolen from the Maasai. Despite the Kenya government efforts to stop this female ritual the attempts have failed, primarily due to the fact that it is the Maasai women who defend the practice and often the ritual is done in secrecy.

After circumcision, the young warriors grow their hair again and spend a great deal of time styling it.

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According to history, the Maasai originated from the lower Nile valley north of Lake Turkana in Northwest Kenya and migrated south at around the 15th century. There are numerous traditions and ceremonies that are performed by Maasai men. They arrived into southern part of Kenya and central part of Tanzania occupying vast lands between 17th and 18th century.

Maintaining a traditional pastoral lifestyle has become increasingly difficult due to outside influences of the modern world. The Maasai control large chunks of land.

Head shaving is a common practice in Maasai as it signifies different rites of passage. Two days before the boys are circumcised, their heads are shaved. Certain Maasai sacred rituals involve drinking of cow blood.

Maasai Warriors (Morans)

Maasai Warriors (morans)

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During this circumcision period, the newly circumcised young men will live in a “Manyatta,” a village built by their mothers. Maasai are also involved by the Kenyan government in wildlife conservation and their wildlife sanctuaries are some of the best managed and productive conservation areas to visit in Africa.

Teenage girls during one of the Maasai rituals

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Maasai are now engaged in farming, business of selling traditional medicine, milk products and women are involved in selling of embroideries.. If you are planning a trip to Kenya, be assured that the real face of Kenya is found among the combined faces of many cultures. Each landscape has a different cultural significance to a different community, and the wildlife has long been an essential part of traditional culture.

Maasai have been cattle keepers in terms of wealth and they control large chunks of arid and semi-arid lands in Kenya and Tanzania due to their pastoralism way of life. This does not mean that Maasai do not cherish their hair. At the height of their ascendancy in the mid-18th Century, the range lands that they occupied included the fertile volcanic lands in the Great Rift Valley, an area of more than 400,000 km sq.

In those early years, the Maasai were considered fierce warriors, feared by many tribes. Elder men perform circumcision to teenage boys who have attained the age for adulthood.

Maasai lands in Kenya were reduced further when British colonialists evicted them to make room for settler ranches, subsequently confining them to their present lands south of Kenya. Over the years that followed Kenya’s independence in 1963, more land was taken to create wildlife reserves and national parks.

Maasai women love beads ornaments.

Maasai and cattle. The Maasai shoes are simple hand made sandals, which were until recently made from cowhides although they are now soled with tire strips or plastic. The boy must endure the operation in silence and expressions of pain can bring dishonor.

The ability to graze their cattle over large territories has diminished considerably in recent years. The plaited hair is dressed with animal fat and ocher, and parted across the top of the head at ear level.

If you like travelling, then you must have discovered one secret about travelling, and that is, travelling is about discovering. It is through visiting other places that you discover the world, it is about the exchange of experiences and learning about new places, faces and people.

Teenage girls during one of the Maasai rituals

Maasai people value blood and they drink blood on special occasions and rituals. Notice the plastic shoes.

Maasai young morans.

Maasai young morans. This has led to some fatal altercations with other neighboring tribes over centuries when the Maasai attempt to reclaim their

Maasai Woman

A painted Maasai woman near a Maasai Manyatta (Hut) built from dried cattle dung.

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Bead work plays an essential part in the ornamentation of their body as both men and women wear ornaments. with a population of less than one half million people.

Maasai people

Maasai People

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One tribe in Kenya called the Maasai, which is among the 42 Kenyan tribes, has defied the odds of civilization and still upholds their ancient cultural and traditional ways of life. This is done until when the warriors go through another rite of passage called the Eunoto to become elders, when their long plaited hair is shaved off.

Red is the preferred color in Maasai attire, however, blue, black, striped, and checkered cloths are also worn. Notice the plastic shoes.”/>

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The Maasai people uphold their traditional rituals up to today. Maasai loves visitors.

A vacation to Kenya is more than just wildlife and scenery. The head is shaven almost all the time or the hair is kept short.

Maasai people

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Today you will find young Maasai men and women in major Kenyan towns and cities selling, not just goats and cows, but also beads, grains, charcoal among other items. Maasai also depends on cattle for building of their homes. Their economy is almost exclusively based on animal stock, from which they take most of their food: meat, milk, and even blood. The best known is the warrior “jumping” dance, where young Maasai warriors (morans) leap into the air from a standing position, in order to demonstrate their strength and agility.

These disasters were made even more worse as this period coincided with droughts where rains failed completely in 1897 and 1898. By estimates, two-thirds of the Maasai died during this period. Today, the Maasai people occupy a total land area of less than 160,000 km sq. For example; blood is given to a circumcised person (olesipolioi), a woman who has given birth (entomononi) or the sick (oltamueyiai).

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The best way to understand another culture is to experience it firsthand. Maasai people also seek wage employment as waiters, tourist guides, security guards and watchmen.

In early years, the Maasai used cow hides and skin as their clothes but since 60′s they have adopted fabric clothing. Shuka is the Maasai Maa word for sheets traditionally worn wrapped around the body.

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Maasai warriors “jumping” dance

The plaited hair is often dressed with animal fat and ocher, and parted across the top of the head at ear level. The manyatta has no encircling barricade for protection, emphasizing the warrior role of protecting the community.

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Although the Maasai do not have a history of how they migrated to their present lands, probably due to their exodus being a long process that took many years, it is certain that they were guided by the Kerio River from the Rift Valley until they reached the watered range lands just east of Mt. Due to an increase in Maasai population, loss of cattle populations to diseases, and lack of available grazing range lands due to government park boundaries, the Maasai were forced to develop new ways of sustaining themselves.

Maasai woman

Maasai woman with ornaments

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Maasai warriors “jumping” dance

Maasai warriors "jumping" dance

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Maasai warriors "jumping" dance

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Maasai Girls

Maasai girls

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Despite this upward urban trend, many urbanized Maasai men will still shun the urban clothing when they go back home and wear a “shuka”, hand made sandals, carry a wooden club (o-rinka) and feel at ease with themselves and the world.

Circumcision in Maasai is an important rite of passage to adulthood and the ceremony is performed for both young men and girls. Circumcision in Maasai is done according to generation of 15 years or so where a new and individually named generation of Morans (warriors) will be initiated.

On their way, they fought and pushed aside other pastoralists. Due to the diminishing livestock and land for grazing, many Maasai people have begun to cultivate maize and other crops, a practice that is viewed as negative culturally.

These new Maasai lands were already occupied by other original ethnic groups who were forcibly displaced by the incoming Maasai while many others were assimilated into Maasai society.

Another famous ceremony that was performed during marriage is where a Maasai moran was required to kill a lion before getting a wife

Horse Racing Handicapping Maiden Races and First Time Starters

On the other hand, they were often beaten by a horse who had several races and therefore, more experience and was able to capitalize on that fact.  Therefore, before betting a first time starter, give the horse dropping from maiden special weight races into maiden claiming races a second look and don’t forget the horses who have been competing for a while and getting tougher and wiser.  They are often the best bet.

First time starters, runners who have never competed before, are the biggest problem.  Some people try to get a handle on how good they might be by looking at the sire and dam.  Certain sires are known for producing colts and fillies that win first time out, called precocious by fans of sire stats.  Sire statistics can also produce some information about how far a horse might be able to carry its speed as well as which surface it may prefer to run on.

Obviously, all this is confirmed by looking at the record and statistics.  The only problem is that we still haven’t seen the horse in a real race.  On the other hand, looking at the rest of the field again may reveal one or more runners who have been racing for a while, perhaps with two or more races behind them, who seem to be slowly improving.  The problem with maiden horses is that they are still maturing and growing.  The rate of improvement may change dramatically from month to month, sometimes helped by a change in equipment or medication by a wise trainer.

I can’t say I’ve never bet a first timer, but I have to say that over time, I’ve grown very leery of it.  I have been disappointed too many times.  We’ve all read the stories of well bred horses who were sold for exorbitant amounts and seemed to show so much promise, only to never win a race or only be able to compete at the bottom of the claiming ranks.  Many of these youngsters were bet heavily on their debuts.

This all depends upon the trainer, of course, and whether he or she wants the horse to win on its first try.  Some conditioners like to bring their young charges along slowly, allowing them to get some experience in the non-winners ranks before graduating and taking on tougher foes.  That is where a look at trainer statistics can come in handy.  If a trainer has shown a willingness to win with a youngster on its first try, and seems to have a horse bred for such a feat, then it may well be that the horse will be asked for a win by the rider.  Of course, if that is the case, you’ll expect to see the trainer’s favorite rider in the irons.

Many people who handicap horse races and bet on them don’t like to play maiden races.  They feel that the runners are unknown quantities and therefore too difficult to evaluate.  While there is some truth to the fact that young horses have yet to prove themselves on the track, it is also true that what you see is what you get with maidens.

Predicting precociousness is helped somewhat by morning works, or workouts, that show a young runner’s ability.  A good four furlong work showed a horse that is fit and ready to race. Combined with a pedigree that suggests the ability to win at first asking, good workouts often account for low mutuels.  This is especially true if the rest of the field shows no real stand out horses who appear poised to win.

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List of Exotic Pets – InfoBarrel

They need a large cage, about 4 x 6 x 8 feet in dimension, and you need to provide them with lots of stuff to climb on: branches, swings and ropes. 

I’ve placed Servals at the top of my list of exotic pets for a reason: they’re probably one of the most easily domesticated breeds out there. 

KinkajouList of Exotic Pets

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Kinkajous are nocturnal and they’ll be most active and playful right before you go to bed. A fennec fox is a good option to consider. And they are not really house-trainable, though they’ll sometimes have a designated bathroom area. 

A serval cat is an interesting breed of wild cat, still found wild in the African savannah. An enclosure is a necessity: imagine what your neighbours might do if a 35 pound spotted cat wanders into their backyard.

Servals are also prone to spraying to mark their territory, but they aren’t as vocal as house cats, chirping instead of meowing. 

As weird pets go, they don’t have too many downsides. They also have very little odor, and fennec foxes are litter trainable, so they’re cleaner than a dog.

Fennec foxes can be pretty loud, and their energy can be a bit much for some people. Any damage that a cat normally does, a serval cat does twice as much. 

If you’re a fan of smaller dogs but want something a little different, you’ll like the next on our list of exotic animals. They haven’t been domesticated nearly as long, and lots of their wild habits are still there.

Fennec foxes are small, only between 2-4 pounds. Their diet is mostly fruit, including banana, mango, kiwi and figs. They can be messy with their food, so be ready to do some cleanup after  them. They will get along with dogs or cats if properly introduced, and with their high energy level, a playmate is a good idea.

How to Choose From This List Of Exotic AnimalsServal Cat, Kinkajou, Fennec Fox

There are so many other exotic pet options out there, I’m going to have to write a part 2! In my opinion these three are the best options for new exotic pet owners, but there are tons of alternatives out there. 

Next in the list of exotic animals is the Kinkajou. They are extremely high energy and love to play: think of a cat on steroids and Red Bull! Their reflexes are very quick, much faster than a domestic house cat. Do your research, check out the pros and the cons, and remember that an exotic pet is a big responsibility.

. All of these animals are going to be a little more expensive and high maintenance than an conventional one. They’re very friendly, energetic and curious animals. However, exotic animals come packed with surprises.

My Pet is Cooler Than Your Pet…List Of Exotic Pets To Consider

I’ve always been attracted to exotic pets. They have extremely large ears used for hear dissipation, and they will purr much like a cat. They can also eat dried monkey chow. Not only do they have lovely personalities, they are one of the most common exotic pets for sale, so they’re less pricey and easier to track down. 

I’m going to go through a list of exotic pets that are your best bets. They are larger than the typical house cat (around 25 to 35 pounds), and they’re very distinctively marked: they look like little leopards.

Kinkajous sort of resemble monkeys, but they are actually related to racoons. They are becoming popular pets due to their relative lack of odor and pleasant, curious manner.

Serval cats should have an outdoor enclosure so they can spend some quality time outdoors, as they need plenty of exercise and love to climb things. A kinkajou (or honey bear) is a nocturnal animal with a prehensile tail that lives in trees in the wild. This list of exotic animals isn’t exclusive, just my favorite ones.

Serval CatList of Exotic Animals as Pets

Kinkajous have a few downsides. You need to be prepared for the extra work. If that matches your lifestyle, the kinkajou might be a match for you.

Fennec FoxList Of Exotic Animals

I hope my list of exotic pets has helped. Why not? They’re unique, they display qualities you won’t find in more common pet species, and they’ll wow your friends. They can be pretty noisy, and make sounds such as barks, whistles and chirps

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