Last week, LTC Eastbourne held a well attended and well organised garden party for the adult learners – one of the many reasons why our students enjoy their time while studying here. Throughout the afternoon, there were different activities organised during the afternoon including golf games, dancing as well as volleyball and football.
Below, there is vocabulary related to the equipment of golf. As you can see, to play golf you will need a golf club, a golf ball and a small item called a ‘tee‘. Do you know what a ‘tee‘ is? It is used to place your golf ball on.
There are some more verbs and phrases related to the game of golf which could be used, should you decide to play this fantastic English sport. If you are you going to hit the golf ball at the start of the game, you will use a wooden club but most people will ‘swing‘ their club and hit the ball down the ‘fairway‘ towards the ‘green‘. If a golfer has a ball on the fairway, they will use an iron club to hit onto the green. Once golfers have their ball on the green, they must use their ‘putter‘ to hit the ball into the hole.
As well as language related to the game of golf, there are some phrases used in the English language which may be of use to you. These expressions are used by English speakers and if you want to sound more natural, I would recommend that you use them as well.
- On par: a phrase to mean feeling well or performing to your ability.
- A – “You are definitely on par today. You’ve already completed your work.“
- B – “Yeah, I slept well last night.“
- Not on par: a phrase which means the opposite as above.
- A – “You don’t look so good today Steve.“
- B – “You right! I’ve not been on par the past few days.“
- To tee up: this is a useful phrase to mean start doing and prepare for an activity.
- A – “They’ve been teeing up for the meeting tomorrow.“
- B – “Really! They are well prepared!“
- Par for the course: an invaluable phrase to suggest what is normal or expected in any particular situation.
- A – “When working as a teacher, working long hours is par of the course.“