Golf Glossary

 
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Acceleration
A steady increase in speed. This is most often associated with the golfers hands, arms or club.
Address
The golfer setting their body and club up to the ball when preparing to hit a shot. When used in the context of the Rules of Golf, it refers to the point when the golfer has taken their stance and grounded their club (ie, the ball moved after he addressed it, resulting a one-stroke penalty).
Aiming
To align the clubface with the target.
Alignment
The position of the body in relation to the initial target.
Angle of Approach (or Attack)
The relative angle which the clubhead approaches the ball at impact. This wil help determine the distance and trajectory which the golf ball travels.
Approach
A shot hit towards the green or towards the hole.
Axis
A straight line that the upper body rotates around in the course of the golf swing.
 
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