# What is 3 under par called?

Albatross. An albatross is—you guessed it—a term for three under par. Like the bird itself, achieving an albatross in golf is rare indeed.

## What is 4 under par called?

Condor is an unofficial name for a hole score of four strokes fewer than par (four under par, −4). A condor is also known as a double albatross, or a triple eagle.

## What do you call 5 under par?

What is a score of 5-under-par on a single golf hole called? That's an ostrich. And if you ever make one, you might just be the first golfer anywhere who's ever made one.

## What is 7 under par called in golf?

A golfer who shoots a score of 65 on a par-72 course is seven under par, or minus-seven. A golfer who shoots an 80 is eight over par, or plus-eight.

## What is 2 strokes on a par 5 called?

The double eagle, also known as an albatross, means a 2 on a par-5 or holing out a drive on a par-4. I have not made an exact count, but we get only four or five reports of double eagles a year.

## Is a par 6 a thing?

Do par-6 holes exist on golf courses around the world? Yes, but they are not common. How long does a hole have to be to be called a par-6? Nearly 700 yards for men, nearly 600 yards for women — but there are other factors besides length that determine what the par rating of a golf hole is.

## What does 5 4 mean in golf?

Here's what we mean: Let's say you've won five holes and your opponent has won four. The score is not shown as 5 to 4; rather, it's rendered as 1-up for you, or 1-down for your opponent. If you have won six holes and your opponent three, then you are leading 3-up, and your opponent is trailing 3-down.

## What is a hole-in-one on a par 7 called?

OSTRICH. Supposedly, this is the name assigned to completing a hole having struck the ball five fewer times than par. In other words, this is what happens when you hole-out a Par 7 with two strokes or shoot a Hole-In-One on a Par Six. Frankly, this is a case of folklore.

## Is there a par 6 in golf?

The United States Golf Association defines a par 6 as any hole longer than 670 yards for men and 570 for women, although we all know that par is a very arbitrary number. Some championship courses are happy to keep holes longer than 700 yards as par 5s from the tips.

## What is a turkey in golf?

Three consecutive birdies during one round of golf.

## What is a phoenix in golf?

I have removed the section describing an "Ostrich" (5 under par) and a "Phoenix" (6 under par).

## What is snowman in golf?

It actually refers to the number '8', which coincidentally looks like a snowman. Should a player record that score on a single hole, then it is given the name of 'snowman', much like a golfer gets a birdie or an eagle.

## What is a 3 on a par 5 called?

Eagle. This scoring term was coined shortly after the birdie scoring tag, basically following the bird theme. It describes a putt for a 3 on a par-5 hole or simply two strokes under par. You are an excellent golfer if you have some eagles in your card.

## What is a 2 called on a par 6?

A score of 2 on a par-5 hole is called a double eagle or an albatross. A score of 2 on a par-6 hole is called a condor.

## What does yelling 4 mean in golf?

"Fore!", originally a Scots interjection, is used to warn anyone standing or moving in the flight of a golf ball.

## Why do people yell 4 at golf?

It Is Derived from the Word 'Forecaddie'

To let the forecaddie know when the ball was being struck, the golfers would yell out forecaddie. Eventually, the caddie part was dropped, leaving just the fore. This theory provides the most logical explanation of where the term fore came from.

## What is Rule 4.1 A in golf?

​4.1a Clubs Allowed in Making a Stroke. (1) Conforming Clubs. In making a stroke, a player must use a club that conforms to the requirements in the Equipment Rules: A club used to make a stroke must conform not only when the club is new, but also when it has been deliberately or accidentally changed in any way.

## What does 69 mean in golf?

For example, if a golfer shoots a 76 on a par 72 course, their score is 76, and they shot four over par (+4). Another golfer may shoot a score of 69, meaning they scored three shots under par (-3).

## What is the 12 rule in golf?

The rule of 12 is a golf chipping technique that explains the exact relationship between the loft on a golf club and the amount of roll you will get on a chip shot. We use 12 yards as the total distance we want the ball to carry on the chip.

## What is the 75% rule in golf?

The rule of 75 applies to a player who meets the following criteria: Over 75 years of age. Has an index that normally qualifies them to compete in the A-flight and therefore play from the pine tees.

## What is the hardest par in golf?

Par 3, Par 4 and Par 5 Average Scores
• Par 3 Average Score.
• Par 4 Average Score.
• Par 5 Average Score. Key Takeaways. The difficulty of hole is dependent on handicap. For scratch golfers, Par 3s are the hardest holes and Par 5s are the easiest holes. However, this begins to flip around as handicap increases.

## What's the longest hole-in-one?

The longest recorded straight drive hole-in-one is believed to be 517 yards or 473 metres, on the par-5 No. 9 hole at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club in Denver in 2002, aided by the thin air due to the high altitude. None of the five par-5 holes-in-one were achieved during a professional tournament.

## Has there ever been a par 5 hole-in-one?

But has there ever been a hole in one on a par 5? Believe it or not, yes. According to liveabout.com, it has occurred five times, with three of them coming on sever doglegs or horseshoe-shaped holes where the listed yardage could be mitigated by going at the green as the crow flies.