Etiqueta: Ingles en Golf

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

Si desee más información sobre nosotros y nuestras clases, aquí lo encontrará

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 – Shot Clock

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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.

The Shot Clock

Slow play is becoming an important discussion in golf recently. It frustrates players and even the professionals. So, what can be done about it. Well, The European Tour is now experimenting with solutions and one of those is the shot clock. Players have 40 seconds to make their shot, if they don’t, an extra stroke is added to their total.

In amateur golf the discussion is hot as well. I myself always try to keep up the pace but, since I have a low handicap, I might not be the fastest player myself. I am aware of this and I’m working on it.

Reading and Questions

The questions are based on an article that you can find by clicking here. The answers you may find at the bottom of this article.

  • Describe the reviews that were given (please, don’t just copy)
  • How was the shot clock enforced during the tournament?
  • What was an unexpected extra result of the shot clock?
  • Explain the reactions of the American players
  • Did players actually use all the time needed?

Your Ideas

So, as mentioned, slow play is a topic that is being discussed. I would like your opinion on the topic now. Do you encounter it on the course, do you think the pros should set the example by not playing slow? Are you maybe even a slow player.

Send us an email explaining in about 150 words your ideas on the questions above. Send it to info@tjenglishgolf.es with the subject “Practice Your English – Shot Clock” and we will respond as soon as possible with feedback on your writing.

Answers

  • Rave reviews meaning extremely enthusiastic
  • Players would receive a penalty shot if passing the 40 seconds
  • Scores actually went down compared to last year.
  • Your own answers
  • No, they didn’t. Often they hit the ball before the clock hit 30 seconds.

If you would like to have a look at the previous exercises on “The Home of Golf”, please click here.

Practice Your English – The New Rules of Golf

aprende ingles jugando al golfAt 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 B2/C1.

The New Golf Rules

Recently The R&A and USGA revealed the new rules that will be implemented starting 1st January 2019. The Spanish Golf Federation has also published their translation of the changes to the rules governing this great sport.

The exercises for today are related with these rules changes.

Reading and Questions

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

  • What has been hanged to knee hight?
  • What is the penalty for hitting the flagstick?
  • How has the grounding rule changed?
  • Which three ideas should improve speed of play?

Your Opinion

There are many different opinions on the changes in the rules of golf. We, at TJ English Golf, are sure you also have your ideas on the topic. Write us your ideas in about 100 words and send them to us at info@tjenglishgolf.es with the subject line “Practice your English – The New Rules” and we will respond as soon as possible.

If you would like to have a look at the previous exercises on “Golf Etiquette”, please click here.

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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3 Types of Rain For Your Golf Round

Rain, English, Golf

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The last couple of weeks, we have seen a lot of rain in Madrid and in Spain, and boy did we need it. However, this has made our rounds of golf somewhat complicated, who likes to get wet when playing golf for 4 hours of more. It is, however, part of the game; maybe not in Spain, but it is in many other countries. As Larry David said: “Weathermen merely forecast rain to keep everyone else off the golf course.”

Now, having said that, with your permission, I would like to give you three different words that you can use to describe rain when you are playing that round of golf.

Drizzle

This may be the most problematic type of rain. The drops are small but there are many, and they won’t stop falling. When you are outside for a long time, drizzle can get you very wet and, with some bad luck, soaking wet because you don’t really notice that is it falling. But your clothes take the water and slowly it goes deeper and deeper. After four hours or more of golf, you will have a serious problem.

Rain

Yes, rain is a type of rain as well. Actually, I need to specify that I am talking about precipitation and rain is a kind of precipitation. It is what we see mostly. Drops of water falling from the sky, we get wet but, an umbrella or good quality rain clothes will save the day. Even in Spain we see this. In other words, this is the normal type of rain.

Downpour

This is the worst of all. This is when we really don’t want to stay outside. The heavens have opened and the amount of water falling is incredible. With some bad luck, it is quickly impossible to play golf due to little puddles forming all over the course, especially if the draining system is not that good.

Question

Now that I have given you these three words, I would like to ask you this question: With what type of precipitation do you typically stop playing golf? Do you continue playing with a downpour of do you stop even with a drizzle.

Please let us know on our social media by using the hashtag #tjenglishgolf

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

DON’T FORGET TO PRACTICE

 

Colaboración con Golf Negralejo

A partir del uno de febrero del 2018 TJ English Golf colaborará con Golf Negralejo en sus clases de inglés.

De todas las direcciones nos hablan de la importancia del inglés como idioma en el mundo globalizado. En los negocios internacionales es indispensable ya que se ha convertido en la lengua franca de ello.

A nosotros nos gusta mucho el golf. Un deporte que jugamos para relajar, para conocer a personas interesantes y donde es posible crear contactos interesantes e importantes. Además, es reconocido como el deporte de los negocios ya que hay tiempo para conversar.

¿Y porque no combinarlo?

Como lo dicho al principio, TJ English Golf da clases de inglés mientras que juegas al golf y lo hace en el maravilloso campo del Golf Negralejo. Comenzando el día 1 de enero de 2018, se imparte durante el fin de semana clases con duración de una hora (en el driving range) y de dos horas (jugando un PAR 29).

¿Para quién?

Todos a partir de 12 años de edad con un nivel intermedio/ avanzado. Obviamente es necesario que le guste el golf.

Sobre Golf Negralejo

Golf Negralejo tiene un Campo Pitch & Putt, único en Madrid y se considera uno de los mejores en Madrid. Destaca por sus greens. Además, tiene un campo largo de 9 hoyos (PAR 29) y uno más corto (PAR 27).

Golf Negralejo también ofrece una escuela de golf magnífica con instalaciones capaces de organizar clinics para más de 100 personas, con varias áreas de practica tanto de Green como approach.

Sobre TJ English Golf

En TJ English Golf creemos que el aprendizaje de un idioma tiene que ser divertido y basado en situaciones reales. Para nosotros eso significa inmersión. El golf es un deporte hecho para ello, mientras disfrutas de la naturaleza, hay tiempo para conversar.

Creado en 2016, la idea surge de precisamente esta idea y de la experiencia personal de nuestro fundador. El idioma se aprende practicándolo en un entorno real.

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

You can also sign up for our monthly newsletter following this link.

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