The Golfer's Dictionary

A dictionary of popular golf terms from the perspective of an amateur golfer, if you have any suggestions then feel free to get in touch and I'll add them.



A putt so close to the hole it's possible to miss one-handed.


There are a couple of definitions for the term tee:

  • A small wooden or plastic peg used to raise the ball, typically limited to the initial drive but very handy for raising the ball in the rough.
  • A clearly defined area for driving off, typically followed by a short walk into the nearest woodland area.

Teeing Off

The art of striking the ball from tee. Those golfer's hitting off a tee are considered to have teed off, more commonly those golfer's are said to be teed off.

Tight Lie

A poor lie on which the ball sits either upon a bare patch of ground or sits under 6 inches of grass. Sometimes also known as "preliminary lie" or "former lie".

Triple Bogey

Three shots over par, or the "norm" as it is more typically called.


Additional Entries

If anyone has any additional entries they would like adding to the dictionary then please let me know either by adding a comment below or by using the contact form. :-)

Written by Matt on 12th May

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