Funny Golf Dictionary -
Golf Dictionary - What
golf terms really mean
- To swing the club back and forth in short,
sweeping motions above the ball after addressing
it and before beginning the Backswing. Another
preparatory motion players often make is
a "forward press," a slight shifting of
weight to the left leg accompanied by a
partial bending of the right knee just prior
to starting the Backswing. In extreme cases,
particularly when a crucial stroke is about
to be made, players may, even before setting
up for the shot, make an "upward address"
by fully bending both knees until they touch
the ground, then tilting the head forward
and clasping the hands together, fingers
Wagon A stupid name for a stupid
contraption—the golf cart.
Exercises - Although golf is not as
physically demanding as most other sports,
it certainly doesn't hurt to loosen up one's
muscles before a round. Here are a few simple
exercises designed to get you ready for
the day's play:
out your arm, make a fist, and shake
it back and forth, then open the fist,
palm facing inward, extend
the middle finger, and pump your hand
up and down.
at the ground„ then stomp on it, first
with your right foot, then with your
left, then jump up and down.
off your hat, grasp it in your hand,
throw it on the ground, pick it up,
your arms over your head, fists clenched,
wave them vigorously and let out as
loud a scream as you can, holding it
for at least 15 seconds.
Hazard - Any bog or watery area.
grave Where your disobedient balls go
every time you try to carry a water hazard.
- an iron with a high loft used for
short shots requiring a high trajectory.
warriors Golfers who play infrequently,
so called because the only time they can
play is on weekends.
- A stroke that completely missed the ball.
The more prevalent term for this type of
shot is "warm-up swing." See Fluff.
- Natural motion of the air. There are four
basic winds that golfers have to contend
with: a headwind; a wind that blows squarely
in their faces; a wind that blows from the
green toward the tee; and a wind that blows
from a point directly in front of them to
a point directly behind them.
A low, driving shot that is effective
into a headwind. Amateurs often use this
term after they've unintentionally hit a
low, straight shot.
hole A poorly designed hole named after
the finishing hole on some miniature
Rules - Local rules that permit balls
to be lifted, cleaned and replaced in a
preferred, i.e., more favorable lie without
penalty during periods when adverse weather
conditions make proper maintenance of the
fairways impractical. Most golfers generally
adhere to winter rules from the 1 st of
November until Halloween.
A betting game for three or four players
that allows one player on each hole (the
honor rotates among the players) to go it
alone against the others in the group, thereby
getting a chance to win three bets on one
hole. This player also has the option of
choosing a partner for the hole. The player
who decides to go it alone is the wolf,
a lone wolf.
An errant shot into the woods that bounces
off a few trees—and makes a noise similar
to the bird of the same name.
- 1. Type of golf club used to drive the
ball a long distance. 2. Where the ball
lands after being driven a long distance.
Whoosher - you've just hit your ball
so hard that the air whooshes from the
ball To hit the ball high, low, right
to left, or left to right on demand. Corey
Pavin can work the ball any way he wants.
Jack Nicklaus prefers to work the ball left
to right and has made a damn good living
doing just that.
A low shot that buzzes along just inches
from the ground—and the worms.
A poor shot
characterized by not getting the golf
ball airborne and simply rolling and
skipping fast along ground
- In golfers, the swollen joint that connects
a sore hand to an aching elbow and a painful