Golf Jargon is widely used as common vocabulary in Florida golf communities, if you feel like touching up a bit here are a few commonly used phrases.
“Addressing the ball” – This refers to how one positions their club prior to hitting the ball.
“Par” – Attempts a player is expected to take to accomplish their shot, for example par 3, par 4 or 5.
“Birdie” – Score made on a hole that was one short of par for example: “on par 3, score 2 is a birdie”
“Chip” – Soft, delicate, tender stroke of the ball.
“Hacker” – Term used to describe a “bad golfer”. Many golf communities try not to use this insulting term.
“Green fee” – Florida Golf communities use this term referring to the cost of playing on their course.
“Ace” – Also known as hole in one
“Sandbagger” – Florida golfing communities consider these types of golfers the worst type of cheaters- normally they mislead golfers into thinking they aren’t as good as they are.