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What does at the turn mean in golf?

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Asked by: Mike Brown

Golf Compendium “The turn” is an expression golfers use to denote the part of the golf course where the front nine turns into the back nine. When you’ve reached “the turn,” you’ve reached the halfway point of an 18-hole golf course. So “making the turn” means leaving the front nine and moving on to the back nine.

What does lunch at the turn mean in golf?

Posted April 13, 2017. A quick stop for pre-made food and a drink is not grounds to lose position. However, when a group (or members of a group) stop and have food made or sit down for a meal at the turn, they are forfeiting their position on the course.

What are some golf phrases?

19 Different Golf Sayings For Good Luck

  • Good Luck.
  • Enjoy The 19th Hole.
  • Hit ‘Em Long And Straight.
  • May The Fores Be With You.
  • Play Well.
  • Swing Easy.
  • Only Birdies.
  • Have A Great Round.

What do you call a poor golfer?

“Duffer” is a term golfers apply to poor golfers — those among us who score the highest. The term is descriptive if applied to higher-handicappers and recreational golfers, but will be insulting if misapplied to a good golfer. “Duffer” and “hacker” are synonymous, although hacker is the slightly more negative term.

Why do golfers start on back 9?

Explaining These Common (and Basic) Golf Terms
back nine refers to the second nine holes of an 18-hole course, or to the final nine holes playing in a round of golf.

What do you call someone who loves golf?

1. golfer – someone who plays the game of golf. golf player, linksman. driver – a golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver.

What is a nasty in golf?

Also note that Nasties is called Uglies by many golfers. But Nasties is pretty simple: Any golfer in a group playing Nasties who holes a shot played from off the green wins.

How do you compliment a golfer?

The right way to praise your golf-loving kids
And the good news is that in golf that’s actually pretty easy. “You’re such a fantastic putter!” becomes “You work so hard on reading greens.” “You always hit your driver so well!” becomes “It’s interesting that you took two practice swings before that drive.”

What does F * mean in golf?


What Does F Mean On A Golf Leaderboard? Sometimes, in the blue circle on the image above, you will see the letter “F” instead of a number like a 65 or 1-18. This simply means “Finished” and is another way of saying that player has completed their round for the day.

How do you say have fun in golf?

How to Wish a Golfer Good Luck (11 Ways)

  1. “Good Luck” It may seem simple, but it absolutely works as a way to wish a golfer the best. …
  2. “Hit ‘Em Straight” …
  3. “Play Well” …
  4. “Have a Good Round” …
  5. “Keep It in the Fairway” …
  6. “Have a Good Game” …
  7. “Enjoy Your Round” …
  8. “Fairways and Greens”

What does yelling fore mean in golf?

to alert

Golfers yell fore to alert other golfers that they may be in danger of getting struck by their ball. You should always yell fore if you’re unsure where your ball will land, and it is at risk of hitting a golfer. The term fore likely originated from the term forecaddie, although the exact history is unknown.

Why do golfers say sit?

Example: “Your approach shot fell short of the green and into the beach.” (aka: “check” or “sit” or “sit down”) The result of backspin when the ball lands on the green. Players yell ‘bite’ (or ‘hold’ or ‘sit’ or ‘hit a house’) when they want the ball to stop quickly. Most often used on an approach shot.