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Abbreviations/Acronyms

Postby Johanna » Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:50 pm

What do the abbreviations/acronyms in the posts mean?
. AGC - Abnormal Ground Conditions
. BARD - Beyond All/Any Reasonable Doubt
. BIP - Ball In Play
. BTW - By The Way
. CL - Club Length
. CIBAE - Could It (the ball) Be Anywhere Else
. CIC - Committee In Charge
. COC - Condition(s) Of Competition
. CR - Course Rating
. CSS - Competition Scratch Score (Handicap System related)
. CW - Casual Water
. DB/DG - Discussion Board/Discussion Group
. FC - Fellow Competitor
. FWIW - For What it's Worth
. GUR - Ground Under Repair
. HTH - Hope That Helps
. IMHO - In My Humble/Honest Opinion
. IMV - In My View
. IO - Immovable Obstruction
. IOW - In Other Words new July 2011
. JRC - Joint Ruling Committee
. KVC - Known or Virtually Certain
. LB - Lost Ball
. LCP/LC&P - Lift, Clean and Place
. LCR/LC&R - Lift, Clean and Replace
. LI - Loose Impediment
. LOH - Loss Of Hole ( in Match Play)
. LR - Local Rule
. LS - Leith Society
. LWH - Lateral Water Hazard
. MO - Movable Obstruction
. MP - Match Play
. NPR - Nearest Point of Relief
. NT - No Text (in attached message)
. OA - Outside Agency
. OB - Original Ball
. OOB - Out of Bounds
. OP - Original Post
. PB - Provisional Ball
. PG - Putting Green
. PL - Preferred Lie
. PS - Penalty Stroke(s)
. RA/R&A - Royal and Ancient Club of St. Andrews
. RB - Ruling Bodies
. RO/HRO - Rules Official/Head Rules Official
. SB - Serious Breach
. SP - Stroke Play
. SR - Slope Rating
. STF - Stableford
. SSS - Standard Scratch Score (Handicap System related)
. TC - Tournament Committee
. TD - Tournament Director
. TIO - Temporary Immovable Obstruction
. TLR - Temporary Local Rule New 27/7/2011
. TTG - Through the Green
. UB - Unplayable Ball
. USGA - United States Golf Association
. WB - Wrong Ball
. WH - Water Hazard
.WRT - With Respect To
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Postby Ron » Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:22 pm

Hi Johanna,

A useful reference.

Thank you for taking the time to publish the abbreviations. It willl certainly help those less familiar.

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Postby Doug » Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:36 pm

Good work Johanna.

What about

BIP - Ball in Play
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Postby Johanna » Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:17 pm

Done, Doug. Any more? What about AAA :wink:
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Postby Paul » Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:40 pm

Johanna,

RBs and JRC have been used in the past, in reference to the Rules Committees.

Will there be a prize for the first person to use all of the abbreviations in a single message?
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Postby michael » Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:42 am

Hi all,
My favourite is NITBY.
But of course that has nothing to do with the Rules.
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Postby Johanna » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:59 am

Paul wrote:Johanna,

RBs and JRC have been used in the past, in reference to the Rules Committees.

Will there be a prize for the first person to use all of the abbreviations in a single message?


Hi Paul,
I've added them.

Michael,
What does your NITBY mean? I know NIMBY.
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Postby michael » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:31 am

Hi Johanna,
It's a ball that's - Not In The Bunker Yet - implying it soon will be. :wink:

What's your NIMBY.

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Postby Johanna » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:53 am

Hi Michael,

NIMBY means Not in My Back Yard. It refers to people who are f.e. (for example) in favor of the local council building social housing, or turn a house into a refuge for drug-addicts or homeless tramps, as long as it is a long way away from their own property.

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Postby DC » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:18 am

JC

It would be good to make the abbreviations post a Sticky if you have that privilege.

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Postby Johanna » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:33 am

DC, I've looked to see if I could make it into a sticky, but I think only Don can do that.

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Postby rjp » Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:28 pm

Hi Johanna,

Do you think 2SP (Stroke Penalty) in SP (Stroke Play) or LOH (Loss Of Hole) in MP (Match Play) are accectable?
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Postby Johanna » Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:40 pm

Hi Rjp and All,

There was already a PS (Penalty Stroke) in the abbreviations, but I have added your other suggestions, plus CIC = Committee in Charge and COC = Condition(s) Of Competition.

Furthermore I've been able to make the abbreviations list into a sticky and hope Don will approve.

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Postby Doug » Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:18 pm

Johanna

Now that the list is pretty well complete should all the other posts be deleted.

PS I thought stickies couldn't be replied to
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Postby Ron » Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:49 pm

Johanna,

How about LR, (Local Rule), BTW, (by the way)

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Postby Ron » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:08 pm

HI Johanna,

Sorted.

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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms

Postby Doug » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:59 pm

Johanna

May I suggest you add

OP Original Post
PG Putting Green

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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms

Postby Johanna » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:42 pm

Doug,

Done, thanks :wink:
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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms

Postby Doug » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:59 pm

Now that is service :D
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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms

Postby JMC » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:34 am

Hi Johanna – the abbreviation list that you had establish has been very useful for me (and I am sure for others as well) and I thank you very much. I am just wondering whether an up-date could be done. For instance Don has used in one of his recent messages "FWIW" and I must confess my ignorance of the meaning.
What do you think? Regards. jm
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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms

Postby Doug » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:23 am

For What It's Worth is in the same category of non golf acronyms as LOL etc.
FWIW IMHO I'm not sure they should be here.
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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms

Postby Johanna » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:51 am

JMC, - FWIW has been added.

Doug - vultures, raccoons and stewardesses are not mentioned in the Rules either!

Regards from stormy, wet Breda
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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms

Postby JMC » Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:03 am

Thanks Johanna! Best regards. jm
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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms

Postby DW » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:56 pm

Could it be worth to add IOW (meaning: in other words) to the list of abbreviations?
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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms

Postby Johanna » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:43 pm

DW,

Personally I find that some contributors on other forums' answers so complicated, even loosing track of the rules questions discussed, that they have to resort to "IOW"-s. Why not just use the "other words" from the start.
Let's see what others feel about it before adding it to the abbreviations.
But thank you for your suggestion.

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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms

Postby don » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:17 pm

I don't have a problem with it. Just to say I agree with Johanna. One of the beauties of this site , (and I get e-mails to the effect), is the simplicity of the answers. Most people get the answer without the "If's and butt's". I think that if we can keep it that way, so much the better.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the regular participants for their contributions. Long may it continue.
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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms

Postby Johanna » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:10 pm

DW

After reading Don's comments I've added your suggestion to the abbreviations.
In Other Words, it is now there in the correct place. :D :wink:

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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms

Postby regole » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:42 pm

Hi All
Does anyone know the definition and the precise meaning of the term THRU that we read in the tournament leaderboard of the PGA / european tour?
So that means the hole that the player has just finished playing.
What is the precise meaning of Acronym / term? I think Running Up The Hole.
And more than anything else where I might find this information? I think that somewhere is given / defined.
Or more simply "THRH" is an abbreviation for THROUGH :?: :?


Thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms

Postby Doug » Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:31 pm

THRU is a common American spelling of THROUGH
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Re: Abbreviations/Acronyms

Postby Ron » Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:42 pm

Hi Regole,

Further to Dougs answer.

Just GOOGLE- "what does Thru mean". You will then be offered a wide ranging list of options. One of which being- "what does thru mean in golf" .

As you correctly suspected, a score "thru 12 holes", is the player's score after completing 12 holes.

Good hunting.

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