Let's learn some statistical terms that apply to a golfer.
A fairway in regulation is a statistic that records when a golfer hits his tee shot into the fairway.
A green in regulation is a statistic that records when a golfer hits the approach shot on the green. To record a GIR on a par 3 a golfer must hit the green in one stroke. To record a GIR on a par 4 a golfer must hit the green in two strokes or less. To record a GIR on a 5 a golfer must hit the green in three strokes or less.
A three put occurs when a golfer uses putts the ball three times on the putting green to hit the ball in the hole.
An up and down occurs when a golfer chips or pitches a ball from off the putting green onto the green, and then only needs one putt to complete the hole.
A sand save happens when a golfer makes an up and down from the bunker.
A scramble is a scoring format where a group of players each hit a tee shot, and then play the best shot for the entire duration of the hole in order to collectively shoot the lowest score possible. To scramble is a synonym for the term up and down.
Number of Putts is a statistic that indicates how many times a golfer putts the ball on a given hole or during an overall round.
GHIN is the acronym for Golf Handicap and Information Network. It's a service established by the United States Golf Association to provide handicaps for players at certain golf clubs and associations.
A golf handicap is a numerical measurement of a golfer's ability. The lower the number, the better.