Etiqueta: Campo de golf

Parts of the Golf Club

parts of the golf club

Golfer with Club

The golf club, the tool we use the most when performing our favorite activity. But what are the different term of this tool, the golf club? Do you know? And do you know in English? In our blog today, we would like to tell you a little bit more about the different parts of the golf club.

In this article, we use phonetic symbols to show you how to pronounce different words. In this article, we use US pronunciation and if you would like to know more about phonetic symbols, please click here.

 

The Vocabulary Basics

A golf club, in its basics, consists of three parts, and this is the same for all club. If we have a look at the picture of the golfer, next to this text, you can see she holds a club in her hand. From right to left, starting at her hands, the three parts of the club are:

  • The grip /grɪp/ – the part you hold in your hands. Please be careful of saying /graip/ or /greep/.
  • The shaft /ʃæft/ – the part between the grip and the head. This is pronounced like the movie Shaft.
  • The head /hɛd/ – the part that actually hit the ball. The pronunciation is the same as the head on your shoulders.

Shaft Vocabulary

So, the basics are the basics. But a good golf club consists of more parts than just the grip, shaft and head. The shaft, for example, comes in different varieties of stiffness /ˈstɪfnəs/:

  • L – Ladies /ˈleɪdiz/
  • A – Senior /ˈsinjər/
  • R – Regular /ˈrɛgjələr/
  • F – Firm /fɜrm/
  • X – Extra Firm /ˈɛkstrə fɜrm/
  • S – Stiff /stɪf/

    The parts of the head

Head Vocabulary

Now the head of the golf club, the part everybody is interested in because that is how we hit our ball 250 meters. (We don’t, but some do.)

 We have decided to give you a picture of the vocabulary of the head so it becomes easier to also attach the word to the part, we thought it would be easier. This does not keep us from our responsibility of showing you how to pronounce these different words:

  • Hosel /ˈhəʊz(ə)l/
  • Heel /hil/
  • Toe /toʊ/
  • Face /feɪs/
  • Cavity /ˈkævəti/
  • Sole /soʊl/

I hope this helps you a bit and I wish you good luck. Until the next article:

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Welcome a Golfer at your Club Correctly

First impressions are the most important we can make because they are the first (duh) and they stay with the people we meet quite a bit. Therefore, the correct use of language is key. In this article, I will explain some basic things that are essential for the purpose of welcoming guests.

Guests

Respect for the people who visit your course is shown in the way you speak about them, the way you refer to the. As golf is part of the hospitality sector, we prefer to speak about guests instead of clients. The difference? A guest will stay at our facility and will receive a service in the form of hospitality, similar to a restaurant or a hotel. Clients buy products or services.

Referring to the people who visit your resort as guests changes the mindset and the approach.

The Correct Greeting

As mentioned before, greeting our guest is a key part of making a good first impression. This also means that you need to use the correct greeting. And here it is important to remember that the parts of the day may be different in English than they are in your language. So, good morning is valid after a certain hour, especially not as late as in Spain.

  • From 0:00 midnight to 12:00 midday (noon) we say “morning”;
  • From noon to 18:00 we say “afternoon”. Here it is interesting to mention that “afternoon” actually means “after noon“;
  • The last one from 18:00 to 24:00 midnight, we say “evening”.

These different parts of the day also turn into their respective greetings combined with “good”. Meaning that before 12:00 we say “good morning” to people and after this, until 18:00 you say “good afternoon”. The last one would be “good evening”. Be aware to never say “good night” as we say this when we go to bed.

Learn More

If you wish to learn more, you can do so in our eBook, English for Caddie Masters which is available on Amazon.

 

I hope this helps you a bit and I wish you good luck. Until the next article:

DON’T FORGET TO PRACTICE

If you would like to receive more information about us, please send me an email to info@tjenglishgolf.es

English for Caddie Masters

Y aquí está, INGLÉS PARA CADDIE MASTERS. El libro de inglés de 11 capítulos creado especificamente para el trabajo diario de los caddie master que tienen que y quieren poder interactuar con visitantes. Visitantes que no hablan su idioma y que prefieren comunicar en inglés.

Trata de diferentes temas como: dar la bienvenida, hacer reservas y explicar como puede hacerse miembro de su club. Está completamente pensada para poder comunicarse de forma hablada. Con frases sencillas aptos para todos independiente del nivel de inglés que tiene. Cada capitulo contiene vocabulario, frases hechas de forma sencilla y ejemplos de conversación para usted poder practicar.

¿Donde encontrarlo? El libro se vende en Amazon por el increíble precio de €3,99. Ademas puede verlo en nuestra página web pinchando aquí. 

Curso

Y no solo existe el libro, además tenemos el curso de inglés para caddie master. Basado en el libro, son 10 clases de media hora por teléfono. Si desee más información, aquí encuentra toda la información acerca del curso.

8 Palabras para golfistas

Está usted en el campo de golf. Disfrutando del entorno, tan verde, vistas tan bonitas. Y por allí por allá, ha leído y escuchado varias palabras que quizás no ha entendido perfectamente. A pesar de que lleva muchos años ya en el golf.

En la entrada de hoy, queremos darle 8 palabras que nos parecen importantes de saber en el campo de golf.

Atención, en este artículo hacemos uso de fonética (americana). Hace tiempo hablamos de esto y si quiere volver a leer el artículo, por favor, pincha aquí.

El vocabulario

Queríamos empezar la parte del vocabulario con unas palabras de las cuales hablamos mucho en el mundo del golf últimamente. Que son cosas que tienen bastante que ver con la etiqueta del deporte. Además de que son reglas no escritas del golf, en muchos campos si que están escritas en las reglas del campo.

Hablamos por ejemplo de los: Unwritten Rules (ənˈrɪtən rulz). Sí, en castellano lo tenemos literalmente. Las reglas no escritas.

En muchos campos nos piden que: please, rake the bunkers (plizreɪk ðə ˈbʌŋkərz). La última palabra de la frase no es complicado, la reconocemos todos. Los sand traps (sænd træps) de las cuales nunca parecemos conseguir salir. Pero que es eso de Rake. Pues, una vez sacado la bola del bunker, tenemos que arreglar el desastre que hayamos dejado. El artículo que usamos se llama rake y la acción, el verbo, es to rake. Y les pedimos no olvidar.

Donde todos queremos llegar en la cantidad de golpes más baja es the hole (ðə hoʊl). Siempre la encontramos en The green (ðə gri:n), la área verde al final de cada hoyo. Pero luego, el green mismo, tiene una parte alrededor que ya no es parte del fairway (fɛrˌweɪ) sinó forma parte de la misma área. Ese pequeño círculo, lo llamamos the fringe (ðə frɪnʤ). Hay mucha gente que desde allí usa directamente el putter para llegar a the hole.

Parece mentira, pero así ya hemos llegado a ocho palabras que usamos en el golf.

Recopilando:

Unwritten rules – Reglas no escritas
Rake the bunkers – rastrillar los bunker
Sand traps – obstáculos de arena, o sea, bunker
Rake – Rastrillo
The hole – el Hoyo
The green – bueno, vale
The fairway – la Calle
The fringe – antegreen

Espero que este artículo le ayuda y le deseo todo lo mejor. Hasta el siguiente artículo:

DON’T FORGET TO PRACTICE

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Practice Your English – What Makes a Great Golf Course

At TJ English Golf we believe in the cliché of “practice makes perfect“. Therefore, every once in a while, we ask you to do some exercises and we will give you feedback.

What Makes a Great Golf Course

A few weeks ago, Mark Crossfield published an interesting video that we, at TJ English Golf, like quite a lot. In this video he asks the question, “What makes a great golf course”. So we would like to ask you the same question: In your opinion, what makes a great golf course? So we would like to invite you to watch his video, answer some questions and give us your opinion, in writing.

Listening and Questions

The questions are based on Mark Crossfield’s video that you can find by clicking here. The answers you may find at the bottom of the article.

  • What do all four degree on ?
  • What does Dan (white Titlist hat) think about location?
  • What does Mark (the one holding the camera) say about rewarding courses?

Your Ideas

Now you have watched the video, what do you think. What do you think makes a great golf course. Is it the greens, is it the layout? We’d like to know what you think.

Send us an email explaining in about 250 words your ideas on the questions above. Send it to info@tjenglishgolf.es with the subject “Practice Your English – Golf Course” and we will respond as soon as possible with feedback on your writing.

Answers

  • All four agree on greens
  • Dan enjoys great views and relaxing in the evening.
  • He hates courses where good shots are not rewarded.

If you would like to have a look at the previous exercises on “The Shot Clock Open”, please click here.

Practice Your English – The Home of Golf

Picture from Links Golf St Andrews

At TJ English Golf we believe in the cliché of “practice makes perfect“. Therefore, every once in a while, we ask you to do some exercises and we will give you feedback. The level of this class C1 (with a great Scottish accent).

The Home of Golf

St. Andrews. Who would not like to play that golf course, we definitely would. Maybe you are lucky enough to play there this summer. Therefore, we would like to share with you this video: A five minute guide to St. Andrews and what to do there.

Watching and Questions

The questions below are based on the video which you may find by clicking here. The answers can be found at the bottom of the article.

  • How many golf courses are there at St. Andrews?
  • Which is the most famous golf club at St. Andrews?
  • When was the St. Andrews Ladies Putting Club founded?
  • Which is the courses at St. Andrews are the easiest to play on?
  • Which sea is mentioned as being close to the town?
  • How far back does golf go at St. Andrews?
  • Why was there a new trophy created?
  • Which famous couple met at the University?

Your Ideas

Would you like to play at St. Andrews?
Record a speech of about 2 minutes on your ideas of the St. Andrews golf courses and send it to us at info@tjenglishgolf.es with the subject line “Practice your English – The Home of Golf” and we will respond as soon as possible.

 

I hope this helps you a bit and I wish you good luck. Until the next article:

DON’T FORGET TO PRACTICE

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Answers

  • There are 7 golf courses, the most famous being the Old Course.
  • The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews.
  • It was founded in 1867
  • The Old Course, as the other ones are almost never available.
  • It goes back to the 14 hundreds.
  • The former one was given to Tom Morris as he won the Open three times in a row.
  • Future King and Queen William and Kate.

If you would like to have a look at the previous exercises on “The Open de España”, please click here.

Practice your English – Golf Etiquette

At TJ English Golf we believe in the cliché of “practice makes perfect“. Therefore, every once in a while, we ask you to do some exercises and we will give you feedback. The level of this class B1/B2.

Golf Etiquette

Golf is a game of many parts. The game itself, having a good time and spending it with friends. There is, nonetheless, another part we cannot forget and that is etiquette, the (unwritten) rules which make it more pleasant to play the game.

Reading

Please, read these 10 rules for good golf etiquette.

Your opinion

With the article as background, we would like to know your ideas on which rule is more important and why. Write your ideas in about 100 words and send it to info@tjenglishgolf.es with the subject line: Practice Your English – Golf Etiquette.

I hope this helps you a bit and I wish you good luck. Until the next article:

DON’T FORGET TO PRACTICE

If you would like to receive more information about us, please send me an email to info@tjenglishgolf.es

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