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Letter E - Golf Definitions, Terms, Vocabulary and Slang
E
Egg
The ball, but only within the context of putting. You can putt, broom, or roll the egg, but you dont want to chip, pitch or hit it.
Elephant burial ground
Collective term for the huge moounds found on the greens of certain golf courses. Where good scores often go to die.
Eligible Tournament Score
An eligible tournament score is a tournament score made either within the last 12 months or within the player's current 20 score history.
Equitable Stroke Control
Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) is the downward adjustment of individual hole scores for handicap purposes in order to make handicaps more representative of a player's potential scoring ability. ESC sets a maximum number that a player can post on any hole depending on the player's Course Handicap
Eagle
A score of 2 under par on a hole, for example, a 3 on a par 5.
Effective Bounce
The combination of bounce angle, loft, sole width and camber that affect the playability of a wedge during a shot. The more effective bounce, the easier it is to play in soft conditions.
Effective Loft
The actual face angle at impact created through the relationship of loft and face angle. For example, if a driver has a measured loft of 8 degrees and has a two-degree open face, its effective loft will be 6 degrees.
Etiquette
Accepted code of behavior and dress on the golf course. Examples include quiet while others play, not walking in another's line of play on the putting green, etc.
European Tour
Professional golf circuit for players in Europe. Similar to the U.S. PGA Tour, but playing courses in Europe.
Even Par
A player's score that matches the par for the course at any point during a round.
Executive Course
A course with a par of well less than 72, usually between 54 and 68. Executive courses are designed to be played quickly by those (executives) who do not have ample time to play a full 18 hole round on a regulation course.
Explosion
Type of shot played to extricate a ball from a sand bunker. An explosion, also called a blast, is characterized by a player hitting sand while getting his ball out of the bunker.