8 British Open Terms You Need To Know

Golf in the U.K. comes with its own vocabulary. Our easy glossary to know what they're talking about.

Released on 7/13/2015

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[Narrator] Golf in he UK comes with its own vocabulary.
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The object of the game remains the same,
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but you might wanna have this handy just to know
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what they're talking about.
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Number one, the open championship.
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The tournament's official name.
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While in Scotland, definitely don't call it
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the British open
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or you risk the (mumbles) of the locals.
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Number two, links.
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A type of golf course built on land
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linking the coast to good farmland.
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(goat whinnying)
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Number three, burn.
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A small stream that cuts through a links golf course.
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Watch out for these.
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(water splashing)
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Number four, pot bunkers.
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A deep sand filled hazard that is exceedingly difficult
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to escape from.
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Watch out for these too.
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Number five, haggis.
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A special Scottish sausage dish
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that contains the liver, heart and lungs of a sheep.
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If you don't have a strong stomach,
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proceed with caution.
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Number six, bump and run.
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A type of short game shot in which players
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try to run the ball in the ground next to the hole.
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Not to be confused with the R. Kelly song.
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That's bump and grind.
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Number seven, pint.
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The favorite unit of drinking at pubs near the open.
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If you try a bite of haggis,
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make sure you have a full pint handy to wash it down.
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Number eight, pound.
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A type of British currency,
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which you'll likely wage your fair amount of
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since sports gambling is legal in the UK.
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It's also a measurement of weight,
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which you stand to lose a lot of
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if your food options are limited to haggis.
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Then again, you might also gain a lot
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if you have a significant number of pints.
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