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- A golf scoring system that allocates one
point to the winner of each 9 holes and
one to the winner of the 18. This system
is a favorite among high-stakes bettors.
Of course, no one on a golf course with
even the remotest idea of what constitutes
proper behavior in the game of golf would
dream of placing a wager on the outcome
of a round. However, since there is no one
on any golf course who has even the remotest
idea of what constitutes proper behavior
in the game of golf, betting is universal.
A nasty is a junk bet you can cash
in on if you hole a shot from off the putting
surface and your score for that hole equals
par or better.
a A birdie made without the aid of any
handicap strokes. Naturally, a natural always
seems to happen on the tough holes, where
handicap strokes are given. Easier holes,
where no handicap strokes are available,
often produce natural triple bogies.
the Another way of saying hosel, or
the socket in the head of a club where the
shaft is inserted.
When you are verbally teasing and taunting
your opponents, you are needling them or
sticking in the needle. A good needier can
really get under the skin of his competition.
up, never in Admonition used after a
putt is left short. In other words, another
way to state the obvious.
Nineteenth 19th Hole
- The only hole on which golfers do not
complain about the number of shots they
took, or the place where most golfers find
their best lies.
When you hit an iron shot without taking
a divot, you have nipped it. Good golfers
do this in an attempt to minimize backspin;
bad golfers do it by accident.
When you hit a shot that achieves the
absolute maximum distance for that club,
you have nuked it. During the 1991 PGA Championship
at Crooked Stick, eventual champion and
big hitter John Daly was nuking his sand
wedge to the tune of 148 yards. That's big
- A player's score after the subtraction
of his or her handicap from the Gross Score
is the Net Score. Adding strokes for each
Mulligan yields the True Score. If whiffs
and fluffs are also counted, the resulting
tabulation is the Real Score. If strokes
for lost balls, improved lies, and shots
hit out of bounds are included as well,
the grand total is the Actual Score. This
number, when adjusted upward to reflect
all Gimme putts, becomes the Correct Score.
When all the strokes made in sand traps
and around obstructions are tacked on, this
larger sum is the Absolute, Final, Honest-to-Goodness
Score, which is usually only a half dozen
or so strokes lower than the total number
of shots the player in fact made.