Get in the know with Golf 101 ahead of our Queensland Golf Events

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21 April 2016

In 2016, our famous Golf Days return to Queensland. With registrations closing soon for the Gold Coast and Mackay events, we thought we’d give you a hand with a short class on Golf 101 –terminology. After all, the last thing you need while networking is to “whiff” your slang!

So, whether you’re a novice or a pro, we’ve compiled a list of basic golf terms everyone should know.

  • Birdie: a score one under par on a hole.
  • Eagle: a score two under par on a hole.
  • Bogey: a score one over par on a hole.
  • Tee Box: the location of the tee, which players begin at.
  • Recover: to hit a shot from a poor location to near the hole.
  • Whiff: to completely miss the ball on a swing.
  • Bladed Shot: commonly referred to as a “skulled” shot, this is where the lower half of the iron connects with the top half of the golf ball causing a low-running shot.
  • Flip shot: usually performed with a wedge, this shot causes the ball to rise high but with short distance.
  • Chunk shot: a shot where the turf wall behind the ball was hit, resulting in a fat shot – which causes poor contact and the ball to come well short of the hole.
  • Explosion: a shot from a sand bunker where the ball was buried or settled in the sand.
  • Carry: the distance a ball will need to travel in the air in order to safely avoid a hazard.
  • Bunker: a hollow that containing sand or grass which poses as an obstacle or a hazard.

We see all these shots (and some that have no names!) at our golf days each year where talent of all types come together to network and build stronger industry relationships.

Our Golf Days are known to be competitive, yet casual and fun. With a long history in Queensland, they’re an iconic event favoured by many. Why not add your name to the list, and try something new? After all, now that you’ve got the terminology down, you’re pretty much a pro!

Join us at one of our seven golf days around Queensland; Register here.

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