Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Golf Tip Tuesday

I'm experimenting with a new series. Since my [as yet unpublished] book, THE SWEET SPOT, is about a girl golfer, I thought I'd devote Tuesdays to talking about the finer points of the game. I'm not limiting myself to terms or strategy, though I might go there. Just anything that comes to mind about the game...

If you have questions or ideas of things you'd like me to cover, please let me know!

So the general object of golf is to finish the game with the fewest strokes possible, right?

Easy Peasy.

Anyone ever use the phrase "par for the course"? Know what it means? Par is a term used for the number of strokes it should take to get the ball in the hole. It's not exactly the average--cause so many people aren't ever going to get par--but it's the score that you should be aiming for. When you say "par for the course"--it's the cumulative score of the full 18 holes.

Used in context, it means "eh, I expected that" or "that's what usually happens".

Par for the course.

And now you know.


Alicia Gregoire said...

I'm going to learn so much golf terminology this way. It's going to be awesome.

Matthew MacNish said...


Laura Pauling said...

Hole in one. :)