Before you start playing any game, it is better to know all the words associated with the sport. The same thing holds true for golf. The following are some of the most common terms used in golf.
Axis – This is the straight line of the body, which rotates in the course of golf swing.
Balance – This refers to the proper distribution of weight both, throughout the swing and both at address.
Bunker- It is a hollow comprised of grass or sand or sometimes both. It exists as an obstacle and in some cases is a hazard.
Coil – This refers to the turning of the body during the backswing.
Compression – It is the measure of the relative hardness of a golf ball ranging from 80, which is the softest to 100, which is the hardest.
Divot – This refers to the turf displaced when the club hits the ball
Forward swing- This refers to the downward motion of the hands, arms and the club from the top
Grip – This is the placing and positioning of the hands on the club.
These were some of the most common terms, which are used in golf. There are several other terms, which you need to know to understand the golf of sport in a better way.