Golf is a wonderful sport and it can also do wonders for your health. Apart from getting the exercise that you need, you can also enjoy the green while playing outside.

But like in any other sports event, it is an entirely a league of its own and you need to educate yourself before you venture to this sport. If you are planning to play some golf in the near future, here are some important terms from a golf academy in Dubai that you need to know:

  1. Tee

The term “tee” refers to the stand used to support a golf ball in a stationary position in order for the golfer to strike the ball. It comes and different range and sizes – from 2-4 inches. But the most common size is the 2 ¾ inches. It also comes in different colors with different meaning. White tees is used for competition. Red tees are considered women’s tee and the yellow one is reserved for men. On the other hand, the blue tees are reserved for veteran and juniors.

  1. Dimple

Dimples are the holes or small indentations in the golf balls. The dimples made the golf balls unique and distinct. But it is not just for decorative value. The function of the dimple is to help the ball slide through the air easily. The dimple create a turbulent layer on the ball’s surface that can help reduce the drag. The quality of the golf ball depends on the quality of the dimple. Golf ball dimples should be even in size, shape, depth and distribution to create a perfect slide.

  1. Yips

Yips is definitely one of the terms that you don’t want to be associated with you as a golfer. This term defined as the inability of the golfer to provide short putting strokes due to nervousness. This term is popularized by the champion and famous golfer Tommy Armour to explain the difficulty he experienced that led him to abandon his chance at a tournament.

  1. Ace

This term is definitely something that you want to be known for if you are a golfer. The term “ace” refers to a golf play when a golfer was able to hit the ball into the hole in one shot or swing. It is also called a “hole-in-one” play. This play is considered rare and only a few golfers were able to hit an ace play. Dan Lennon, a golf connoisseur, was able to hit one after he underwent a heart by-pass surgery.

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