Golf Glossary

 
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Off-Green
Putting When a golfer elects to putt from off the green rather than chip.
Offset
A measure of the distance between the leading edge of the hosel and the leading edge of the clubface.
One-Piece Takeaway
Sometimes called the "modern" takeaway, it describes the beginning of the backswing when the hands, arms and wrists move away from the ball, maintaining the same relationship they had at address.
Open Clubface
When, either at address or during the swing, the heel of the clubhead is leading the toe, causing the clubface to point to the side of the target.
Open Grip
Also referred to as a weak grip, it is when the hands are turned counter-clockwise on the golf club.
Open Stance
When the left or lead foot is pulled back farther from the target line than the rear or right foot. This stance generally helps promote a left-to-right golf ball flight.
Open-to-Closed
A description of the movement of the clubface when a player fans it open on the backswing and then closes it at impact.
Outside-to-In
A description of a golf swing path when the clubhead approaches the golf ball from outside the target line and then continues to the inside of that line following impact.
Overclub
To pick the wrong golf club, usually for an approach shot, causing the golf ball to go over the green.
 
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