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Golf Terms for Golf Spouses

Anyone who is married, or about to get married, to a golf fanatic may well wonder why their wedding didn't actually take place on a public golf course. That's how absolutely devoted golfers are to their sport. For the spouses of serious golfers the game, and its accompanying vocabulary can be very confusing. But there's no reason to call off the wedding because you think you'll never understand the difference between a 7 iron and pitching wedge. Just memorize some the following key golf terms to help you fit in at any public or private course. Ace - The fabled hole in one. This is what happens when a golfer sinks the ball in the hole in a single shot.

  • Approach Shot - The shot when a golfer is attempting to get their ball on the green. Birdie - Sinking the ball in the hole in one shot under par.
  • Irons - Refers to the clubs that are used for relatively short shots with an iron or steel head. The basic equipment needed for a par 3 course is a 7 iron and putter.
  • Miniature Golf - This is golf for the less serious minded golfer, and his kids. A miniature golf course is all about putting the ball through a variety of silly obstacles.
  • Online Reservations - Before the internet, golfers would have to call in advance to reserve a tee time. These days most public courses have some sort of online reservation system. But golf is a game of tradition, so don't count on finding this everywhere.
  • Woods - Woods are clubs with a wooden head used for hitting the ball great distances. If you're shopping for basic golf equipment you'll need woods, irons and a putter.
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    St Rose Driving Range
    10362 Airline Hwy, Saint Rose, LA 70087
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    (504) 466-0411
     
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    Gulf Continental Forwarding Co
    513 Huseman Ln, Covington, LA 70435
    (985) 875-0436
    Gulf States Engineering Co Inc
    17961 Painters Row, Covington, LA 70435
    (985) 893-5484
    Gulf Crane Services Inc
    73413 Bollfield Dr, Covington, LA 70435
    (985) 892-0056
    Abita Springs Golf & Country Club LLC
    73433 Oliver St, Abita Springs, LA 70420
    (985) 893-2463
    Covington Country Club
    200 Country Club Dr, Covington, LA 70433
    (985) 892-1900
    Gulf Industries Inc
    70393 Bravo St, Covington, LA 70433
    (985) 898-0065
    Gulf States Glass
    13405 Seymour Meyers Blvd, Covington, LA 70433
    (985) 871-1440
    Gulf Explorer
    703 S Tyler St, Covington, LA 70433
    (985) 893-9820
    Stim-O-Stam LTD
    70393 Bravo St, Covington, LA 70433
    (985) 892-0050
    Quail Hollow Golf Course
    1102 Percy Quin Dr, Mccomb, MS 39648
    (601) 684-2903
    Gulf Coast Teaching Family Services
    620 N Morrison Blvd Ste A, Hammond, LA 70401
    (985) 542-1191
    Hammond Golf Center
    15592 W Club Deluxe Rd, Hammond, LA 70403
    (985) 542-7908
    News On Wheels
    1010 C M Fagan Dr, Hammond, LA 70403
    (504) 468-8684
    Gulf Coast Logistics
    111 N Causeway Blvd Ste 222, Mandeville, LA 70448
    (985) 727-4335


    Chances are, there are a few golf courses in and around your community where you can perfect your putt. Public golf course grounds are open to the public, as opposed to private golf courses, where you need a membership to be allowed access. Anyone can play at a public golf course, but setting up tee times is usually recommended to secure a spot. Charges and greens fees vary. It depends on what time of day you play and whether you need a cart or not. Seasonal rates apply too. Most public golf courses feature 18 holes, although some feature nine holes. They also typically have driving ranges where golfers line up side by side to tee off onto a large open field, a great way to practice their swing. A wide-open grassy area showcases targets and yardage markers so you know just how far you hit the ball. Many local teams play tournaments and games at public golf courses on a regular basis. Sometimes, organizations and corporations hold team-building retreats at golf courses. People can rent a cart for easy jaunts between holes, or they can hire a caddy to transport their clubs. Many golf courses also offer putting greens for chipping and bunker practice, along with a clubhouse facility, restaurant, driving range, and pro shops. Typically, there's a golf pro on staff who offers lessons for those who want to learn the basics or just improve their technique. Golfing enthusiasts can learn more about a public golf course facility near them by hopping online, or asking friends for advice on the best places. If you're new to a town or city, seek out community resources like websites, libraries, and free community forums to learn where you can golf.
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