Welcome to Torphins Golf Club, and thank you for joining us.
We have compiled a wee welcome leaflet to introduce you to the club. You can view or download it here.
If you are new to golf, we have a couple of brief information charts below: Basic Golf Terms and Playing Formats.
We hope you find these informative and help with the enjoyment of your golf.
Basic Golf Terms
|Par||The number of strokes a (good) player is expected to take from tee to hole|
|Birdie||One stroke fewer than par|
|Eagle||Two strokes fewer than par|
|Albatross||Three strokes fewer than par. A mythical bird!|
|Bogey||One stroke more than par|
|Double Bogey||Two strokes more than par.
Multiples of Bogey continue until the ball is in the hole. Can take a while!
|Tee||The area from which you take your first shot/stroke.
There are three tees for each hole differentiated by length and colour:
Red – shortest, solely for use by Ladies;
Yellow – longer, for use by Gents and Juniors;
White – longest, for use in certain Gents’ competitions
|Fairway||The area of short mown grass between the Tee and the Green.
Use it as much as possible!
|Rough||Longer mown grass (light rough) or longer grass/undergrowth/trees
at each side of the fairway. Best avoided.
|Green||The smooth short mown grass area where the flag is found in the hole.|
|Bunker||The strategically placed sand-filled depressions around the greens. Tricky.|
|Stroke Play||Every stroke is counted until the ball is in the hole.
The strokes for every hole are totalled giving the gross score.
The handicap allowance is subtracted giving the net score.
|Match Play||Each hole is played for separately. Whoever wins the most holes wins the match|
|Stableford||A competition where points are awarded according to the net score per hole:
1 point for bogey; 2 for par; 3 for birdie; 4 for eagle and so on.
No points for anything over bogey. You can pick up your ball and move on!
|Texas Scramble||A team competition where everyone tees off and the team decide which ball
position is best. Everyone then plays their second shot from there.
This continues until the ball is holed.
Usually each player has to contribute a minimum number of tee shots.
|Greensomes||Matchplay game for two teams of two where both partners tee off.
They choose the best drive and then play alternate shots for the rest of hole.
Adjustments are made to account for different handicaps.