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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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    Chad Beuoy Golf
    Director of Instruction Montecito Country Club 920, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
    Chad's goal is to provide best classes and training to the people who want to learn golf and want to make their career in golf.
    (805) 886-7188
    Lindero Country Club
    5719 Lake Lindero Dr, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
    Open to the public, the course provides seven par-3 holes and two par-4 holes, Great membership opportunities at Lindero Country Club With Golf, Tennis, Swimming and Lake activities. Lindero Country Club is Agoura's Premiere Banquet Location A full-service on-site banquet facility.
    (818) 889-1158
    Malibu Golf Club
    901 Encinal Canyon Road, Malibu, CA 90265
    The Malibu Golf Club is a 6614 yard William Francis Bell design that is open to public since 1977. This golf club is like a private or resort course that is available at an affordable price.
    (818) 889-6680
    Buena Vista Golf Course
    29338 Golf Course Rd, Taft, CA 93268
    (661) 763-5124
    Buena Vista Golf Course
    10256 Golf Course Rd, Taft, CA 93268
    (661) 763-5124
    Buena Vista Golf Course
    10256 Golf Course Rd, Taft, CA 93268
    (661) 745-4975
    Links At Riverlakes Ranch
    5201 Riverlakes Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93312
    (661) 587-5465
    Golf Ronald
    4117 Erin Ct, Bakersfield, CA 93309
    (661) 832-4438
    Valley Rose Golf Course
    301 Leonard Ave, Wasco, CA 93280
    (661) 758-8301
    Sycamore Canyon Golf Course
    500 Kenmar Ln, Arvin, CA 93203
    (661) 854-3163
    Bakersfield Country Club
    4200 Country Club Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661) 871-5410
    North Kern Golf Course
    17412 Quality Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93308
    (661) 399-0347
    Kern County Public Golf Courses
    17421 Quality Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93308
    (661) 399-0347
    Santa Barbara Golf Club
    3500 Mccaw Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    (805) 687-7087
    Soule Park Golf Course Restaurant
    1033 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023
    (805) 646-5633


    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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