Yard - One of the basic units
of measurement in golf. Some others are:
the stroke (1.4 swings = 1 stroke); the
minute spent looking for a lost ball (1,145
seconds); a 30-foot putt (divide by 5 if
preceded by the phrase "I sunk" and by 10
if preceded by the phrase "I missed"); the
club-length in determining whether a putt
is a Gimme (the length of the clubhouse
along its longest axis, not including stairs
or porches); and liquid measure at the 19th
hole (one drink = two drinks).
A nervous disorder that afflicts golfers
on the green. An inability to take the putter
back, coupled with twitchy hands and the
complete absence of nerve, constitutes a
case of the yips. No golfer has ever permanently
conquered this condition.
man! A popular expression among golfs
great unwashed, generally heard in the millisecond
after a shot has been struck and well before
the outcome of the shot can be determined.
This is very annoying to da man when his
shot lands in a lake.