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Golf Slang

Definitions of Golf Slang Terms

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Golf slang is a colorful part of the game, and golf slang terms can be universally used or be specific to a very small region. Small groups of golfers might even develop their own terms, unique to their rounds. Below are common golf slang terms; click to read a definition. For more colloquial terms see our Tournament Formats and Betting Games glossary, or browse the main Golf Glossary index.

Aircraft Carrier
Air Mail
Air Presses
Air Shot
Army Golf
Banana Ball
Barkie
Beach
Big Dog
Bo Derek
Buzzard
Cabbage
Cart Jockey
Cat Box
Chicken Run
Chicken Stick
Chili Dip
Chippies
Chunk
Dance Floor
Dawn Patrol
Dew Sweeper
Dog Track
Duck Hook
Duffer
Fishies
Flatstick
Foot Wedge
Fried Egg
Frog Hair
Goat Track
Greenies
Hacker
Hand Wedge
Hangman
Hit It, Alice
Hogies
Hosel Rocket
Joe Pesci
Kitty Litter
KP
Loop
Looping
Lunch Ball
Mouth Wedge
Mulligan
Nice Putt, Alice
Rainmaker
Sandbagger
Scuffies
Silly Season
Snowman
Splashies
Stop the Bleeding
Sunday Ball
Texas Wedge
Tiger Tees
The Tips
Velcro
Wormburner
Yips

Many common golf slang terms are not yet included in our Golf Slang Dictionary. So feel free to drop us a line with suggestions for additions. To submit a term that is more localized, or perhaps even used just among your group of golf buddies, click on the submission form below:

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