Bookgasm: Golf & Other Things

Friday, July 05, 2013

Golf 101

Since Liz Fichera's Hooked revolved around golf, I am going to share a glossary about the sport that I also learned from the book. Plus, I also included an outfit for golf.
Back nine: It is the last nine holes of an eighteen-hole golf course.
Birdie: It means one under par.
Bogey: It means one over par.
Cleats: It is the pointy metal prongs on the bottom of golf shoes. They help the golfer grip her stance.
Divot: It is the round mark left on the grass in the tee box or the fairway after a golfer has swung at her ball. All golfers are expected to return the clump of grass to its rightful place after hitting the ball.
Dogleg right/left: It is when a hole on a golf course is said to be a dogleg left or right along the fairway, just like the shape of a dog's hind leg.
Driver: It is usually when a golfer carries two to four drivers in her golf bag. They are the clubs with the wider face, usually used for long distances. Sometimes called woods.
Driving Range: It is the wide-open spaces where golfers go to practice their swings without fear of hitting anybody. They're usually adjacent to a golf course.
Eagle: It means two under par.
Fairways: It is the space between the tee box and the putting green, usually the longest part of a hole.
Front nine: It is the first nine holes of an eighteen-hole golf course.
Golf glove: Some golfers wear gloves on both hands; most just wear one. If you're right-handed, you wear a glove on your left hand. If you're left-handed, you wear a glove on the right. The glove helps the golfer grip the club.
Green: It is the place where a golfer putts. The grass on the green is usually cut with a special lawn mower so that the grass is very low.
Green fees: It is the amount of a golf course charges to play nine holes and/or eighteen holes.
Handicap: It is the number of strokes a golfer is allowed in order to compete with golfers of all levels.
Irons: It is usually when a golfer carries around eleven irons in their golf bag. They have smaller faces than woods.
Marker: It is a flat plastic or metal piece the size of a penny with a small prong on the underside that's used to mark balls on the putting green. Some golfers use coins like pennies or dimes.
Par: It is the number of strokes it takes to reach a hole on a golf course. For example, if a hole is a par 5, a golfer will need to reach the hole and sink the putt in no more than five strokes in order to "par" the hole.
Putter: This is the club you use when you reach the green.
Sand traps: These are also considered "hazards." Oftentimes you'll find sand traps near putting greens.
Sand wedge: it is the club you use when your ball has dropped or rolled into a sand trap.
Scorecard: It is the card that a golfer uses to record her strokes for each hole. The fewer the strokes, the better the score.
Scratch golfer: A golfer (e.g., a professional golfer) who doesn't have a golf handicap.
Tee box: It is the starting place, usually a flat, grassy area, on a golf course where a golfer uses her drivers or irons to launch her golf ball onto a fairway or green.

***Source: Hooked by Liz Fichera***

Fashion: Navajo & Aztec

I just can't resist not making an outfit inspiration out of Fred Oday's (the protagonist of Hooked) heritage. From aztec to navajo prints, feather, beads, and the likes, it really had influenced the fashion trends nowadays. So what I did was create modern looks mainly out of the famous prints. This set is composed of outfits that can be worn on summer, whether casual or formal, and through day and night. I can see myself wearing these, too!

Reading List

Here's another book that was mentioned on Hooked that I also would love to read in the future.
In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... And one fine morning--" Gatsby's rise to glory and eventual fall from grace becomes a kind of cautionary tale about the American Dream. 
It's also a love story, of sorts, the narrative of Gatsby's quixotic passion for Daisy Buchanan. The pair meet five years before the novel begins, when Daisy is a legendary young Louisville beauty and Gatsby an impoverished officer. They fall in love, but while Gatsby serves overseas, Daisy marries the brutal, bullying, but extremely rich Tom Buchanan. After the war, Gatsby devotes himself blindly to the pursuit of wealth by whatever means--and to the pursuit of Daisy, which amounts to the same thing. "Her voice is full of money," Gatsby says admiringly, in one of the novel's more famous descriptions. His millions made, Gatsby buys a mansion across Long Island Sound from Daisy's patrician East Egg address, throws lavish parties, and waits for her to appear. When she does, events unfold with all the tragic inevitability of a Greek drama, with detached, cynical neighbor Nick Carraway acting as chorus throughout. Spare, elegantly plotted, and written in crystalline prose, The Great Gatsby is as perfectly satisfying as the best kind of poem. (From Goodreads)
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