Glossary – golf acronyms, abbreviations and symbols

Glossary of golf acronyms, abbreviations and symbols relating to golf clubs, score, handicapping and others. Items are listed alphabetically.

To find a sought word:
– use any search function (e.g. Ctrl+F in Windows, Find in page in Android, Find on page in iOS, etc),
– select desired letter range in the Index (below)
– or just scroll down.

 

A-D   .   E-N   .   O-Z 

 

 

3W – Wood no 3 (5W, 7W etc. respectively)

 

4H – Hybrid no 4 (5H, 6H etc. respectively)

 

5I – Iron no 5 (6I, 7I etc. respectively)

 

AGC – Abnormal Ground Conditions

 

AS, A/S – All Square

 

AW – Approach Wedge

 

BBGM – Bottom of Bore to Ground line Measurement

 

CBA – Computed Buffer Adjustment

 

CG – Center of Gravity

 

COR – Coefficient of Restitution

 

CR – Course Rating

 

DW – Dual Wedge

 

DZ – Dropping Zone

 

E – Even Par

 

EDS – Extra Day Score

 

EGA – European Golf Association

 

GIR – Green in Regulation

 

GUR – Ground Under Repair

 

GW – Gap Wedge

 

HCP, HCAP, HNCP – Handicap

 

LW – Lob Wedge

 

MOI – Moment of Inertia

 

NBP – Natural Bending Position

 

NC – No Card

 

NR – No Return

 

NS – No Show

 

OB, OOB – Out of Bounds

 

PCC  Playing Conditions Calculation

 

PW – Pitching Wedge

 

R & A – Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews

 

SI – Stroke Index

 

SR – Slope Rating

 

STB – Stableford

 

SW – Sand Wedge or Swingweight

 

USGA – United States Golf Association

 

WD – Withdrawn

 

WHS – World Handicap System

 

WTF – Wrist to Floor

 

 

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update: January 2021