Golf slang adds smiles to the golf experience. Try these fun phrases with your friends on the fairway...
Air Mail: When a player hits a ball further than her intention.
You really “airmailed” that one!
Army Golf: Going from one side of the fairway to the other, then back again (left, right, left)
Barkie: Hitting a tree and then making a par... somehow.
She got a “barkie” on that last par 5.
Big Dog: Slang for the "Driving" club.
Golfers use this expression: "time to let the big dog eat" when they decide to use the driver.
Captain Kirk: When a shot goes where no ball has gone before.
“Goodbye, Captain Kirk!”
Horses For Courses: Players (horses) sometimes will score well on certain courses over others. This is often when the course layout suits their particular strengths.
Hit It, Alice: This is when a player leaves their putt short.
Although, it isn’t a reference to a female at all. See where the saying originated from here.
Hockey: Missing a putt many times.
“Just playing a little Canadian hockey here”.
Hosel Rocket: A player hits the golf ball off the rounded base of the shaft (hosel) instead of the clubface. It makes the ball take off in an unpredictable direction.
Jaws: A player says "She left it right in the jaws" when the putt stops just short of the hole.
Kitty Litter: The term "Kitty Litter" refers to a sand bunker.
Also known as a "Cat Box."
Puke Zone: Any putt that’s short enough that a good player should make it. It’s close enough that if the player misses it, they feel sick to their stomach.
“Right in the puke zone!”
Shag: To pick up practice golf balls, usually with a “shag bag.”
Son-In-Law Shot: Any shot that is not what you wanted, but it will have to do.
Victory Lap: The circle a putt makes around the rim of the cup before it falls in!