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We understand some days in your life are extra special. We really do. And we appreciate that few, if any, are more important than your wedding day. You want to know it’s in safe, capable, passionate hands. As many of our hotels are licensed for civil ceremonies, we’re also happy to host your actual wedding as well as your reception. Whatever your choice, when you get hitched, we’ll make sure your special day goes without a hitch. That’s a Hallmark promise.

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A glossary for golf beginners


If you’re new to the game of golf, there are several golf-related words that you may hear other golfers use, and they may leave you a little baffled. Never fear though, because here’s a glossary for golf beginners for some of the most commonly used golf words and their meanings:

A glossary for golf beginners

Backswing: This is the process of swinging the club away from the ball, and from a high position, swinging the club downwards to hit the ball. Balata: A substance resembling rubber that covers the golf ball. Birdie: A score of one under the par for the hole played. Bunker: A hollow covered in sand or grass, used as an obstacle. Caddie: Someone who carries the bag of golf clubs for a player, often advising on how to play a shot. Divot: A piece of turf dislodged when the ground is struck by a golf club. Double Bogey: A score of two over par. Double Eagle: A score of three under par. Eagle: A score of two under par (also known as an albatross). Fried Egg: A slang term for a ball buried in sand, usually in a bunker. Hook: A shot that curves sharply to the left or right. Level-Par: A score equal to par. Mulligan: Hitting a ball for a second time without penalty, usually on the first tee. Mulligans are not strictly allowed in the Golf Rules. Par: The number of strokes an experienced player is expected to take on a hole. Round Robin: A type of tournament in which teams play a variety of other teams. Spot: The process of marking the position of a ball so that it can be lifted, usually done to clean the ball on the green. Whiff: A complete miss – something familiar to beginner players! There are many jargon words associated with golf, but you don’t need to know them all to enjoy a round of golf at one our superb Hallmark Hotel golf courses; Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe, Stratford-upon-Avon and Hallmark Hotel Cambridge. Hallmark Hotel Cambridge - Golf (27)

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