Golf Glossary

 
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Radius
The distance between the center of the swing arc (the target or forward shoulder) and the hands on the grip.
Raised Swing Center
Elevating the central area in the body (somewhere between the top of the spine and the center of the neck) around which rotation takes place. What the novice frequently refers to as "looking up" and results in a swing that is too high.
Rap
To hit a putt with a short, firm stroke.
Reading the Green (or Putt)
The entire process involved in judging the break and path of a putt.
Recover
To successfully hit a golf shot from a poor location.
Release
The act of freely returning the clubhead squarely to the ball at impact, producing a powerful shot.
Reverse Weight Shift
A golf swing flaw in which the weight moves forward on the backswing instead of to the back leg.
Rhythm
The coordination of movement during the golf swing or putting stroke.
Road Hole
The par-4 17th hole at the Old Course at St. Andrews, one of the most famous and difficult holes in the world.
Round Robin
A tournament format in which golfers or golf teams play a variety of other teams, the winner being the golfer or team that accumulates the highest number of points.
 
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