Funny Golf Dictionary -
Golf Dictionary - What
golf terms really mean
A Game The very best golf you
can play. A phenomenon seldom experienced
by normal golfers, the A game is
what Greg Norman used to bring to the golf
course every day— except Sunday, and Tiger
Woods does bring every day.
Ace - A hole in one. Like an
ace in a deck of cards, though not
quite so common. Completion of a hole in
a single stroke. The odds against this happening
are about 45,000 to 1-somewhat worse than
the odds of finding a brand-new ball lost
in the rough (27,000 to 1) but considerably
better than the odds of hitting a perfect
drive off a crowded first tee (1,195,000
to 1). See Hole-In-One.
Addressing the Ball
the correct stance and placing the head
of the club on the ground behind the ball
prior to hitting it.
- Directing statements
to the ball before it is hit or while it
is in flight, such as: "If you go into that
trap, I'll never wash you again" or "In
a way, I hope you miss that cup-I've always
wondered what's inside a golf ball."
- According to the rules of golf, advice
is "any counsel or suggestion made by one
golfer to another about the choice of club,
method of play or making of a shot, which
contains no more than five errors of fact,
contradictory statements or harmful recommendations.
Six or more such pieces of misinformation
or miss-instruction shall constitute a formal
of the Dark What a putt is when it won't
go in the hole.
- Accomplished golfers who have recorded
one of two equally unusual golfing achievements:
playing a round of 18 holes at the end of
which they had a score equal to their age,
or playing a round of 18 holes during all
of which they acted their age.
To hit a shot much farther than planned
(most commonly over the green). Amateur
golfers frequently airmail approaches
to greens fronted by hazards.
Another name for a double eagle, a score
of three under par on a hole. The most famous
albatross in golf's history was recorded
by Gene Sarazen on the fifteenth hole at
Augusta National Golf Club during the 1935
Masters Tournament. A term generally not
used by the amateur golfer.
- A term used in match play to indicate
that both teams or individuals have cheated
on an equal number of holes. See
Golfer - One who plays golf for pleasure.
side Derisive term for the low side
of the hole when putting. Amateur golfers
often miss their putts short, or come out
on the low side of the hole, meaning the
ball hasn't been struck boldly enough to
have a chance of falling in. Although a
missed putt counts one stroke no matter
where it stops, balls that run by the hole
are apparently more "professional."
- Psychiatric specialist who treats individuals
suffering from the delusion that playing
golf is a form of pleasure.
- Shot A shot which, if it had not caught
the lip of the bunker and dropped back into
the sand, would have rolled across the green
and gone into the water. See
Chip Shot and
- Fringe of low grass, or "frog hair," surrounding
the green from which a tricky, easily flubbed
shot that is half pitch and half putt is
made. It is called a "chupp," a "putch"
or, simply, "chin!"
Phrase used to describe the inconsistent,
wayward shots of amateur golfers, that is,
"left-right, left-right" (like the drill
sergeant's call during an army march).
Army Name given to the legions of loyal
fans who flock to tournaments to follow
Arnold Palmer, golf's "king." Arnie has
always been a fan favorite, and dozens of
times his fans have kicked, blocked, or
thrown a wayward Palmer shot back onto the
fairway or green to help their hero.
- The player whose ball lies farthest from
the hole is "away" and is required by the
rules of golf to make the first shot. If,
after the stroke is taken, the ball still
lies farthest from the hole, the rules permit
the player to kick the first bag and throw
the first club.