Sports Direct golf FAQ's

Golf

Hit the golf course with knowledge and the ultimate golf clothing, clubs and equipment, as our FAQs get you into the swing of things out on the green.

IN YOUR GOLF BAG

HOW MANY GOLF CLUBS IN A GOLF BAG?

You cannot have more than 14 golf clubs in your bag at once

HOW IS GOLF SCORED?

Using a score card, players add up scores after every hole - with totals depending on how many times the ball is hit before reaching the hole. If it takes seven hits to get into the hole for example, the score for that hole will be seven

HOW DO I GRIP A GOLF CLUB?

With your non-dominant hand, place your thumb facing down the club and grip it at the top. Then place your other hand over the top of your thumb, with your index finger and thumb rested over this thumb place the rest of your hand around the grip

HOW DO I SWING A GOLF CLUB?

With a secure grip and your eyes fixed on the ball, swing the club back behind your shoulders. With your eyes still on the ball swing forward and drive through the ball. Different levels of power and lengths of swing should be used for different shots

GOLF GLOSSARY

ACE

Where the player hits the ball into the hole in one shot/stroke, this is commonly known as a hole-in-one.

BIRDIE

When a player has scored one under par on the hole.

BUNKER

A manmade area on the course, removed of turf and replaced with sand, to create a hazard for players.

DEEP ROUGH

Long grass on the course that will affect hitting the ball.

FAIRWAY

The areas within each golf course that run from the tee box to the hole. They are trimmed areas of grass allowing the player to hit the ball easily.

MAJORS

A nickname for the four main men's golfing competitions; including the Masters Tournament, the US Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship.

STROKE

The action required to hit the ball.

ALBATROSS

When a player is under par by three shots on a hole.

BOGEY

When a player has scored one over par on the hole.

CADDY/CADDIE

Someone who goes with you around the course and advises you on what clubs to use when taking a shot, as well as carry your bag and clean your clubs.

DOUBLE BOGEY

When a player has scored two over the par on the hole

HANDICAP

This is a scoring system which determines the ability of the golfer. The lower the handicap the better the player (zero being the best).

PAR

The number of shots/strokes an advanced golfer is expected to complete in a hole, round or course.

TRAJECTORY

The path the ball follows in the air, when hit