Golf is an individual sport where the players hit a small ball with a club into a hole. The player with the least amount of strokes wins.
Golf idioms and expressions
Many idioms originated from golf and here is a list of them with examples.
- a round of golf
meaning – a game of golf (18 holes)
example – Do you fancy a few rounds of golf at the weekend? I want to test out my new clubs.
- hole in one
meaning – a shot that enters the hole on the first hit in golf
example – I got a hole in one, it was a total fluke.
- par for the course
meaning – what is normal/typical/expected
example – Dropping out of college is a par for the course these days.
- up to par
meaning – satisfactory, acceptable
example – The main course was nice, but the dessert wasn’t up to par.
Golf idioms and expressions with pictures
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