Most people who get hooked on golf as a spectator sport are introduced to the game as they see it on TV. Professional golf seems to have such a draw on TV audiences as the action from up close is ironically not one that can be seen on the actual golf course. In such a condition, many TV viewing golf fans have typically asked about several golf terms, clearly indicating that they are interested enough in the game such that they want to know more. Here are the most popular golf terms that people want to understand the most.
Par: This is the abbreviation for “professional average result”, which refers to the standard score for a hole or an entire course, which states the number of shots a professional is expected to take to get the ball in the hole.
Birdie: This is in reference to a hole played one stroke better than the expected standard (one under par).
Eagle: On the other hand, this refers to a hole completed in two strokes under par.
Albatross: An even rarer occurrence is when a hole is completed three strokes under par, which is more often referred to as an albatross. This is sometimes known as a ‘double eagle’.
Bogey: There is also a term used when a player goes over par. A bogey is a hole played one stroke over par. Following a logical sequence, a double bogey is two over par, a triple bogey is three over par, and so on.
Fairway: This is the space in between the tee and the putting green. Typically, this is the boundary that the golfer should aim to play within to remain in contention in the game.