Funny Golf Dictionary -
Golf Dictionary - What
golf terms really mean
Jack and Jill
played by one-man-one-woman teams.
Jail Where a golf ball usually
lies after a hacker hits it. A place from
which escape is nearly impossible. Deep
rough, woods, buried lies, and other unpleasant
places represent jail for a golf ball. (See
Jaws The yawning chasm that is
the front of the cup, when a putt stops
inches short of its intended destination.
For example, "He left it right in the jaws."
legs A disability that
afflicts nervous golfers. (See also happy
To pull a shot or putt left of the intended
line. Also, a term used to describe a playing
partner who pulls a shot or putt left of
his intended line.
- Traditional short pitching iron used
to get out of trouble on holes 1 through
- Traditional short measuring glass
used to get into trouble at hole 19.
Backspin. (See also growl.}
lie A lie in the rough where the ball
is sitting atop the grass, offering a clean
What a ball often does from a flier
lie. That is, it jumps out hot and travels
much farther than if struck from a normal
it To strike the ball with maximum force,
with the hope of achieving maximum distance
from the club used.
The thickest, deepest, nastiest rough
on the course.
- A golfer who attributes poor play to
the fact that he or she lacks the
experience of a mature player. See
Collective term for all golfing side
bets. You can pick up junk from barkies,
greenies, nasties, sandies, and, yes, even