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Golf Terms M to O

M

Mickey Mantle: Making a score of 7 on a hole.

Medal play: Style of scoring in which the player with the fewest strokes wins. Most professional tournaments are medal play. Also known as "stroke play".

Member's bounce: Any favorable bounce of the golf ball that improves what initially appeared to be an errant shot.

Mis-read: When a player takes an incorrect line on a putt.

Mulligan: A do-over, or replay of the shot. It is not allowed by the rules and not practiced in tournaments, but is common in casual rounds in some countries, especially the United States.

N

Nassau: A type of bet between golfers that is essentially three separate bets. Money is wagered on the best score in the front 9, back 9, and total 18 holes.

O

Open stance: When a player sets up with their front foot to the inside of the target line.

Out-of-bounds: The area designated as being outside the boundaries of the course. When a shot lands "O.B.", the player "loses stroke and distance," meaning that he/she must hit another shot from the original spot and is assessed a one-stroke penalty. Out-of-bounds areas are usually indicated by white posts.



All golf term definitions are taken from Wikipedia

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Golf terminology can be off-putting for a beginner golf player. Some can be downright confusing for the uninitiated. This is why it's best to visit the nearest available Golf Dictionary for a quick peek at what "putt", "bogey" and "tee" might mean on the greens.

Featured Golf Word

Putt

The shot made on the putting green. From a Scottish term meaning to push gently or nudge.

Other terms:

putt out To hole the ball with a putt.

putter A short-shafted club with a straight face for putting.

putting green The surface area around the hole that is specially prepared for putting.







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