4-ball - A golf tee time with 4 players playing in the same group - You can't play with us, we already have a 4-ball
Albatross - Par minus 3 strokes - An albatross on a par 5 means you drained your second shot
Backstopping - Intentionally leaving a ball behind the hole so another player chipping may hit the ball. Since the second ball is played where it comes to rest it may result closer to proximity to the hole instead of running past. - Please mark your ball, I don't want to get involved in a backstopping situation
Bogey - Having a score of one over par on a given hole - This is an easy hole, taking a bogey is not good
Caddy - Someone who helps you play golf. Usually involves carrying your clubs, giving yardages and advice, as well as finding your ball - In this tournament caddies are required
Choke down (on a club) - Refers to leaving space between the club end and your grip. - If I choke down on this club it should take 5 yards off
Coefficient of Restitution - A number representing the springlike effect from the face of the club, normally the driver. - The current limit of COR is .83 out of a maximum 1.0.
Dance floor - Another word for "the green" - I saw your ball stay on the green...you're dancing!
Fairway - Shorter grass between the tee box and green - I hit my drive in the fairway
Forecaddy - A person that is located near your landing area to help you locate your ball - At this country club a forecaddy is required
GIR - Getting to the green in par minus 2 strokes - Getting to a par 5 in 3 shots is a GIR
Green in regulation - Getting to the green in par minus 2 strokes - Getting to a par 5 in 3 shots is a green in regulation
Green - The shortest cut of grass where the hole location - The greens are fast, they were mowed this morning
Grip it and rip it - Refers to swinging the club without holding back - This is a long par five with wide fairways, I'm going to grip it and rip it
Grip X - Hitting a club harder than normal - A grip 5 looks like it will get to the green from here
On - An approach shot that lands and stays on the green - Nice on!
Rinsed - Hitting a golf ball into the water - I rinsed my thrid shot on hole 16
Rough - Longer grass, normally to the sides of the fairway and around the gree - The rough had 3 inch long grass
Stimp - The number of feet a ball rolls when released from a stimp meter - The greens are stimping 9 today
Tee Time - A designated time when you start your golf round. - Our tee time is at 10am
Through line - The area after the hole in the line of an intended putt - It's bad form to walk in another golfers through-line because it's like walking on the line of the putt
Thru line - The area after the hole in the line of an intended putt - It's bad form to walk in another golfers through-line because it's like walking on the line of the putt
Up and down - Taking one stroke to hole your putt after gettingon the green - I can't believe I got up and down from there