Learning The Lingo – Golf Slang & Terms from a-z

starting with the a’s

Many sports have their own vocabulary and golf is no exception. Learning golfing terminology can be like learning a foreign language at times.

“A” Game:A golfer’s best game which is executed on a regular basis.
Ace:Hitting the ball into the hole in one swing of the club.
Afraid of The Dark:When the putted ball refuses to fall into the hole.
Airmail:A golf shot which travels a considerably longer distance than planned.
Albatross (aka Double Eagle):This means a score of three strokes under Par, which as you can imagine is very rare.
All square:Tied score in match play.
Army Golf:Like a marching rhythm: Left-right-left, in the game of golf it means hitting the ball out of bounds to the left then to the right the next time.