Like all sports, golf has its own vocabulary. Players and commentators alike are always using these very unique terms during competition.
Golfing World has compiled a list of 10 words commonly used in the sport. From the 'cabbage', to the 'fried egg' and all the way down to a 'Joe Pesci', here is a rundown of Golfing World's top 10:
10. The 'cabbage' - A term used to describe the worst of the rough. Avoid if possible!
9. The 'chef' - A phrase used for a player who can't stop slicing the ball.
8. A 'fried egg' - When the ball is played into the bunker and becomes buried, it looks like the yolk of an egg.
7. A 'foot wedge' - A term to describe a golfer's extra club, his foot! If a player kicks his ball into a better position he has used his foot wedge.
6. The 'tips' - A term used to describe the back tees, the furthest a competitor can play from.
5. The 'beach' - If the ball is hit in the sand, many players will say you are off to the beach!
4. 'Velcro' - A term which is used to describe green's that are very slow - the ball sticks to the green.
3. A 'James Joyce' or 'Salman Rushdie' - much like the works of these two writers, the term is used to describe a putt which is difficult to read.
2. An 'Alliss' - named after Brit Peter Alliss, who famously missed a three-footer against Arnold Palmer in the Ryder Cup. "Nice shot Alliss!"
1. A 'Joe Pesci' or a 'Danny DeVito' - One to describe a tough little five-footer! A putt which should be made, but can be tricky.
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