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Glossary - Terms and Definitions
Clubname - Golf course clubname.
Coursename - Golf club coursename if more than one course at a club.
Eclectic - Your best round possible best on all your previous rounds.
FIR (Fairway in regulation) - A drive from the tee staying within the fairway for par 4's and 5's
GIR (Green in regulation) - Getting to the green with 2 shots remaining to make par.
Scrambling is missing GIR but still making par - more relevant for lower handicappers
Up and down - is a missed GIR but then 1 putting irrelevant of hole score. Focus here is getting the 1 putt to assist with accuracy.
Handicap - A system devised to make play between golfers of different standards an even match. Your handicap is the number of strokes over par you average over four rounds at a golf course. For instance, if your average score is 88 on a par 72 course, you are given a handicap of 16. In strokeplay, if you play with a person that has a 2 handicap, you are allowed 14 strokes - the difference between your handicaps - extra strokes, one on each of the most difficult 14 holes. In matchplay, the longer handicap player would receive 11 shots - three quarters of the difference.
SI (Stroke index) - The numbers on a scorecard indicating the order of the holes at which a handicap player receives strokes.
SSS/Slope (Standard Scratch Score/Slope rating) - the score expected of a scratch player on any given course.
Stableford - System of scoring by points for holes completed: par = 2 points, 1 under par = 3 points, 2 under par = 4 points, 1 over par = 1 point.
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