7 golf terms that are no longer used

Golf has a protracted and wealthy historical past, and the abundance of phrases and phrases associated to the sport is sufficient to fill various books. The phrases gear, photographs, taking part in surfaces, and the varied conditions one would possibly discover themselves encountering or battling and stumbled upon have emerged through the years.

However some phrases or phrases are out of vogue, even perhaps out of use due to adjustments in know-how, or the foundations of golf. Listed below are 7 golf phrases which are now not used… at the least they’re hardly ever used or utilized in altering circumstances.


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Commonplace Scratch Rating (SSS) and Competitors Commonplace Scratch (CSS) have been related to the previous handicap system in the UK and Eire. Every course has a typical Scratch rating for every set of tees, such because the course rating below the World Handicap System (WHS) – Commonplace Scratch for the competitors was calculated utilizing SSS as a baseline. The taking part in discipline on a given day will decide whether or not the CSS has dropped one shot of SSS or climbed a most of three photographs over the SSS earlier than the spherical turns into “discount solely” – your handicap cannot go up like taking part in the circumstances have been too extreme. This technique was outdated below WHS by calculating phrases of play.