Every new golfer starts off struggling with the language of the game of golf. Golf has a number of terms that are far from obvious as to their meaning. Mark, from GolfDiary.com, sent me an e-mail suggesting that it might be useful if I had a link to an article on golf terms from his site. It checked it out and it seemed reasonable.
The article contains 5 chapters and a summary. The chapters are:
- Golf Terms You Need To Know
- Scoring Terms
- Equipment Terms
- Funny Golf Terms
- Golf Insults
I even learned a couple myself.
There is one term we used growing up in Tillsonburg that is probably only known to the locals. It’s a “Mary Overland”. Mary was an avid golfer who wrote a weekly byline in the Tillsonburg News recapping the Tillsonburg Golf and Country Club‘s Ladies’ Day events. The title of her byline was “Bunker to Bunker”, hence when a golfer hits from one sand trap and ends up in a second sand trap it is known to a select few as a “Mary Overland”.