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Golfing in France - a glossary of terms


Golfer on the greenAs anyone familiar with golf will already know, there is a whole world of vocabulary associated with it. Fortunately, some of it will still sound familiar in French. From the various clubs de golf to le bunker our glossary offers a headstart for golfers on holiday in France.


Clothing - vêtements de golf

Golf visor – une visière golf
Golf cap – une casquette golf
Golf glove – un gant golf
Golf jumper – un golf pull
Golf shoes – les chaussures de golf


Clubs – les clubs de golf

Putters – les putters
Woods – les bois de parcours
Irons – les fers
Drivers – les drivers
Wedges – les wedges
Hybrids – les hybrides
Left-handed clubs – les clubs gauchers


Golfing accessories – les accessoires de golf

Tees – les tees
Ball – une balle
Divot tool – un relève pitch
Golf head cover – un capuchon
Golf towel – une serviette golf
Golf GPS – un GPS de golf
Trolley/cart bag – un sac chariot
Golf stand bag – un sac trépied
Electric golf trolley – un chariot électrique
Push/pull trolley - un chariot manuel


At the golf course – le parcours de golf

Green fees – les droits de jeux
Score card - une carte de pointage
Golf buggy - une voiturette de golf
Green – le green / le vert
Fairway – le fairway / l'allée
Rough – le rough
Bunker – un bunker
Divot – une motte de gazon
Clubhouse – le clubhouse


Shots – les coups de golf

Hole in one – trou en un / trou d’un coup
Birdie – oiselet
Eagle – aigle
Fore – balle
Par – le par
Handicap – le handicap de jeu

A Brittany golf holiday to remember
A brief history of golf in France

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