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  • Abby Liebenthal

Golf 101: Commonly used phrases and terms

Updated: Nov 7, 2022

You know the basics of the game and have been taught how to swing a golf club. We wish we could say it’s that simple, but that’s why we’re here to help!

Fore the Ladies has multiple resources for getting into golf, but we’re adding another forum to the mix. See the images below, where you’ll find common terms used when talking about and in playing the game. We will update this on a regular basis.

We’d also recommend checking out our Golf 101 Podcast Series and the Glossary we’ve created with our friends from Five Iron Golf. Now get out there and play!

How to use the term "green fee" in golf: “What’s the green fee to play this golf course?” “It’s probably around $50 plus the cost of a golf cart.”

How to use the word, mulligan, when playing: “Hey, I didn’t like that shot. I’m going to take a mulligan here if you all don’t mind.”

How to use "tee box" in golf: “I need to use the restroom at the turn but I’ll meet you at the tee box in a few!”

How to use the word scramble in golf: Do you want to play in this scramble with me next weekend? It's a fundraiser tournament and low pressure!

How to use the word Nassau in golf: Veronica won all three matches in the Nassau yesterday against Max. We're not surprised to see it!

How to use "up and down" in golf: After hitting her approach into the greenside bunker,