-- A hole-in-one. A golf hole completed in only one stroke, typically a par three.
Address-- The stance of a golfer preparing to hit the ball. A golfer's position in relationship to the golf ball.
Aggregate Score-- A golfer's total score from multiple rounds of play in a tournament. Also, the total score of a team of golfers playing together.
Air Shot-- When a golfer intends to hit the ball, misses the ball completely and hits nothing but air. Also known as a whiff or whiff shot.
Albatross-- An old British term for "Double Eagle". A double eagle occurs when a golfer makes a score of 3 below par on a given hole.
Alternate Ball-- Golf game format in which players on the same team take turns, or "alternate", hitting shots.
Amateur-- A golfer who does not play formally for money.
Angle of Approach-- The angle at which a golfer's club moves toward the ball at address.
Approach Shot-- A shot played into a green; typically with an iron or wedge.
Apron-- The area with slightly taller grass immediately adjacent to the putting surface on the green. Also known as the fringe.
Attack-- Playing a golf hole or shot in an aggressive fashion.
Attend the Flag-- Holding a flag (pin) while a fellow player putts and removing the flag after the ball has been struck and as it approaches the cup.
Away-- The player who's ball is furthest from the pin. Typically, the "away" player will hit his/her shot first.