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|Golf Terms, Letter D
| dance floor
|| for the green. As in 'you're
on the dance floor'.
| dawn patrol
|| Golfers who tee off early to avoid the heavy
|| A game for 4 players divided into 2 sides. The
scores of a side for each hole are combined to form a number of
points; if one plyaer has a score of par or better then the lower
score of the team is placed first - if the scores on a par 3 are
3 and 4 then the team score is 34. But if the best score for the
hole is over par then the higher must be placed first - if scores
on a par 3 are 4 and 5, the team score is 54. The side with the
lower number of points for the round wins.
| dead ball
|| A ball is said to be dead when there is no doubt
that it will be sank on the next shot
|| Pertaining to a clubface and meaning having
a club face that is relatively thick from top to bottom.
|| A hole made in two strokes. Primarily used in the
| dew sweepers
|| The first groups of golfers on the course
in the morning.
|| The round indentations on the golf ball cover which
are scientifically designed to enable the ball to make a steady
and true flight
|| A piece of turf removed with by the club when making
a shot. It is always replaced and tamped down.
|| A left or right bend in the fairway
|| When playing in match play, being five up with
five to go, four up with four left, etc. To be as many holes up
as there are to play. Sometimes spelled dormy.
| double bogey
|| A score of two over par for a single hole
| double eagle
|| A score of three under par for a single hole.
Same as "albatross"
|| Being a specific number of holes behind your opponent.
| downhill lie
|| When addressing the ball and your right foot
is higher than your left (for right-handed players).
||The motion of swinging a club from the top of
the swing to the point of impact.
|| Slang for a golfer being disqualified.
|| To sink a putt.
|| The pairing of golfers for a match play tournament
| draw shot
|| A controlled "hook" used to get in position
for the next shot or get out of trouble. A shot that curves from
left to right. To play a shot so that it curves owing to sidespin
from right to left with a right-handed player. Conversely from right
to left for a left-handed player.
|| To hit the ball with maximum force and full stroke.
Usually with a driver from the tee.
|| The type of hole on which the green can
be reached with a drive and a pitch. Could also refer to a course
where all holes are of this type.
|| The longest-hitting modern wooden club, used primarily
from the tee when maximum distance is required. Also called the
No. 1 wood.
| driving iron
|| Another name for the number one iron. Formerly
one of various iron clubs used for shots through the green.
| driving mashie
|| Obsolete club with less loft than a mashie
iron and used for driving and long shots through the green.
| driving putter
|| Obsolete wooden club used primarily for
low shots into the wind.
| driving range
|| An area or building used for the purpose
of practicing tee-shots and other strokes.
|| To deposit the ball on the course after which you
put the ball back in play after it has been declared unplayable
or after the ball has been lost.
|| A missed or badly-hit shot
|| To mishit a shot by hitting the ground behind the
ball and then top the ball.
|| An unskilled golfer. Also called a hacker
|| A fat hit from a claggy lie. British origin.
|| To hit your ball into a water hazard.