Grand Slam

What does Grand Slam mean in Golf?

Taking home the prize in all four major golf tournaments

When someone talks about a ‘Grand Slam’ in golf, they’re referring to a really big deal. It’s when a golfer bags a win in all four major tournaments, namely, the Masters, U.S. Open, The Open Championship, and the PGA Championship, all in a single year. However, some use the term a bit differently to refer to a golfer winning all four tournaments at any point in their career, this is often called a “career grand slam”.

Grand Slam is a tough feat to achieve. It means you’ve got to be at your best, playing on different types of courses, in different weather conditions, and against the world’s top golfers. Plus, you have to remain fit and healthy for four months straight. To give you an idea, the Masters happens in April, the U.S. Open in June, the Open Championship (or the British Open) in July, and the PGA Championship in August.

Over the years, a few talented men and women have achieved the Grand Slam. For men, this includes golfing greats like Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, and Tom Watson. Some of the top female golfers who’ve made it to this prestigious list include Babe Zaharias, Sandra Haynie, and Karrie Webb.

Example for using ‘Grand Slam’ in a conversation

Hey, did you watch the golf tournament last weekend?

Yes, I did! It was amazing!

I know, right? The winner achieved a Grand Slam!

Wow, that’s incredible! Winning all four major tournaments in a year must be so challenging.