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post #1 of 29
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Nver played Oakmont and no desire to. Gimme a nice 6K yd Minu and I am happy...I am jsut a hack

Fescue, Fesque, Pheskew, whatever it is, it is useless past 3".
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Originally Posted by Warp daddy View Post
Agreed ------------- Munis are the SUV's of the game .

Why pay mondo bucks to frustrate the hell out of yourself--it's still just knocking a ball down a gopher hole --PHESQUE, FESCUE , excluded of course
After picking oh Phil about his spelling, I really hate to subject myself to this but I must because I have never heard the term Muni, or is it Minu, its spelled both ways above.
Any way, I really need a Golf Terminology for Dummies(or blondes) Dictionary.
What is this "M" word?
post #2 of 29
Sorry, my bad...I meant "Muni", short for Municipal Course.

Ralphie: "Me flunk English? Unpossible!
post #3 of 29
Regarding terminology: Why do they call it GOLF anyway, you might ask???



Because: 'All of the other four letter words were taken.'

(If there is a hazard, I'll find it.)

FWIW, our Border Collie is named 'Divot'.

And remember you must wear proper attire and address the ball.
post #4 of 29
Thread Starter 
I'm serious about golf terminology. I'm fortunate enough to know some of the basics, but I feel a little dumb when I have conversations with other golfers or make an attempt at watching on tv and don't know what they're talking about.

I got to know Sand trap and water hazard right away!

Par = No brainer:
Bogey = 1 over par
Double bogey = 2 over
Birdie = 1 under par
Eagle = 2 under par
Albatross = 3 under par (I've heard this as a double eagle too, am I confused?)

Is there anything else I am missing, that a beginner should know so she doesn't appear to be a Golfing Gaper?
post #5 of 29
Here's a few options (there are too many to list), HTH:

Golf Dictionary

Wikipedia Golf Glossary

PGA Dictionary

(Don't forget to learn your golf betting terminology.....it could get costly if you don't get the terms.) :
post #6 of 29
as a beginner, you need to know...FORE!!!!!!!!

other key gold terms are..

****
&^%*
%$@
^&*^
and
*&&^%*^&%$&*B (&*^*%% *^%%*(@$ !!!!!
...all meaning a poor shot.
post #7 of 29
Oh, and why is "sub-par" good in golf but bad everywhere else?
post #8 of 29
Thread Starter 
Alpinord thanks for the laugh.

As for the four letter words, My girlfriend says I've mastered that part of the game quite well.

As for the attire, there are places around here that require a collared shirt.
Frowned on my halter top.

Maybe they'd like it better if I dressed like Ralph.
post #9 of 29
Another quip I've heard regarding golf attire over the years is that you can wear clothes that pimps in the '70s wouldn't be caught dead in......

My comment used to be when I was asked if I played golf was: "No, I'm not old enough for that yet." (Guess i am now.....)

Another bennie of munis is you can wear t-shirts, sandals & shorts (or not)..... (my bachelor party was at a golf course a friend started (not a muni) and we had kegs strapped to carts with scantily clad 'servers').
post #10 of 29
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Oh, and why is "sub-par" good in golf but bad everywhere else?
Another one:
Why is "tee'd off" bad anywhere else but the golf course?
post #11 of 29
Thread Starter 
As a side note:
My husband actually has a sticker on his race van that says:

THROTTLE JOCKEY!
Because all golf courses should be motocross tracks!:
post #12 of 29
I've done these

Shank the ball meaning to hit it near the shaft (or the area known as the "hosel", pronounced hozzle).

Skull it meaning to hit a shot that runs along the ground without enough loft (usually a bad thing)

Swale - kind of a valley in the course
post #13 of 29
Shank - that which shall not be said out loud. Latteral is preferred.

You need less LOFT. (Lack of Fricken Talent)

Fairway - the elusive short grass between the tee and the green

The Beach - see Bunker

Bunker - see Hazard

Mashie Niblick - ~ a 5 iron

Worm burner - a shot that never gets off the ground

Stymie - when your line of play is blocked. Old match play term when the ball on the green did not have to be marked and your ball was behind the competitors ball. You are stymied. I am stymied behind that @#$^%$# tree.

Trees are 90% air. So is a screen door.

Nice wedge or Fore God - a pop-up off the tee.

Press - a new bet for the current amount bet by the side that is down. Can get out of hand quickly.

Alternate shot - where partners take turns playing the same ball.

Mixed alternate shot - if played with the spouse, have your lawyer on speed dial.

Scotch Foursome - mixed alternate shot played with a bottle of scotch.

Snowman - an 8

ESC - equitable stroke control, or a way to keep baggers from over inflating their handicaps.

Fat - hitting behind the ball

Thin - hitting the ball on the bottom club producing a low show with no spin

Bladed it - hit it really thin, see Worm Burner

Fan - as in "I fanned it." hit a cripple fade.

Right of right or Left of left. Self explanatory.

post #14 of 29
Also, if you get caught in a thunder/lightning storm, just hold up your 1 iron to the sky...even God can't hit a 1 iron.
post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
After picking oh Phil about his spelling, I really hate to subject myself to this but I must because I have never heard the term Muni, or is it Minu, its spelled both ways above.
Any way, I really need a Golf Terminology for Dummies(or blondes) Dictionary.
What is this "M" word?
Actually, its "moonies":

post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Also, if you get caught in a thunder/lightning storm, just hold up your 1 iron to the sky...even God can't hit a 1 iron.
copyright Lee Trevino circa 1978
post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Also, if you get caught in a thunder/lightning storm, just hold up your 1 iron to the sky...even God can't hit a 1 iron.
I've had a lot of "Firsts" this year!
Most of which have involved skiing in some manner.

However.......A week ago today, I made my first Par! whoo hoo


Tonight was the first time I've heard a siren while on the golf course.
Do you know what that siren means?!
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
I've had a lot of "Firsts" this year!
Most of which have involved skiing in some manner.

However.......A week ago today, I made my first Par! whoo hoo


Tonight was the first time I've heard a siren while on the golf course.
Do you know what that siren means?!
You got it in the clowns mouth????:
post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
You got it in the clowns mouth????:
Not tonight, that's a story for another day
post #20 of 29
First par is fantastic - well done, TC! Wait 'till you get your first birdie - and you will, trust me on this.

Alas, you are now addicted to two of the world's most expensive sports, skiing and golf. Unlucky!
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by Sandgroper61 View Post
First par is fantastic - well done, TC! Wait 'till you get your first birdie - and you will, trust me on this.

Alas, you are now addicted to two of the world's most expensive sports, skiing and golf. Unlucky!
You missed it!
I did get a birdie!
Its posted in the most memorable golf shots thread

I actually did the snoopy happy dance
post #22 of 29
Golf spelled backwards is FLOG. The usual state of a lot of games.
post #23 of 29
Another term for the game current among my mates is "swish-f***", those being the two most common sounds associated with it ...
post #24 of 29
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Another term for the game current among my mates is "swish-f***", those being the two most common sounds associated with it ...
ROFLMAO
I've heard that on more than one occasion.
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post
Regarding terminology: Why do they call it GOLF anyway, you might ask???
Some intellectually challenged individuals think it stands for Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by mikewil View Post
Some intellectually challenged individuals think it stands for Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden
That's one defining terminology for GOLF,
Another version I heard was "because the first time it was played, all the other 4 letter words were used up"
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post
Another quip I've heard regarding golf attire over the years is that you can wear clothes that pimps in the '70s wouldn't be caught dead in......

My comment used to be when I was asked if I played golf was: "No, I'm not old enough for that yet." (Guess i am now.....)

Another bennie of munis is you can wear t-shirts, sandals & shorts (or not)..... (my bachelor party was at a golf course a friend started (not a muni) and we had kegs strapped to carts with scantily clad 'servers').
A siren usually means thunderstorm is approaching, clear the course.
Also, watch out for servers, they can spell trouble. Maybe somebody should have blown a siren on these guys:
http://www.examiner.com/a-807299~FDI...bare_tops.html
post #28 of 29
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The reason for the siren was evident, and I wasn't taking any chances on the one iron as Phil suggested. (I'm wondering just what kind of friend he really is

As for the topless cart girls...........I'm thinking I should be rethinking my own appearance. I showed up at a course in a halter top and was told it wasn't appropriate attire and I needed to get a collared shirt. These girls are paid to wear less than a halter. What does that say about me?
post #29 of 29
Maybe you can get a job at a golf course and not pay for golfing?

My bachelor party was tame and boring compared to those rowdy FDIC dudes. :
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