A tap-in is a putt that is short enough to be missed one-handed.
Duffers who consistently shank their balls are urged to buy and study Shanks - No Thanks by R.K. Hoffman, or in extreme cases, M.S. Howard's excellent Tennis for Beginners.
Few golfers are born with the natural talent for hitting the ball, but every player is blessed with the God-given ability to throw a club.
Fairway: a narrow strip of mown grass that separates two groups of golfers looking for lost balls in the rough.
The true definition of a perennial: Any plant which, had it lived, would have bloomed year after year.
Garden: One of a vast number of free outdoor restaurants operated by charity-minded amateurs in an effort to provide healthful, balanced meals for insects, birds and animals.
A ball will always come to rest halfway down a hill, unless there is sand or water at the bottom.
"Play it as it lies" is one of the fundamental dictates of golf
Wear it if it clashes.
You do not sew with a fork and I see no reason why you should eat with knitting needles.
Bulb: potential flower buried in Autumn, never to be seen again.
Hole in One: an occurence in which a ball is hit directly from the tee into the hole in a single shot by a golfer playing alone.
Hoeing: A manual method of severing roots from stems of newly planted flowers and vegetables.
Chef: Any cook who swears in French.
Handicap: an allocation of strokes on one or more holes that permits two golfers of very different ability to do equally poorly on the same course.
A driving range is the place where golfers go to get all the good shots out of their system.
It's often necessary to hit a second shot to really appreciate the first one.
Advice to anglers: don't take advice from people with missing fingers.
I simply cannot imagine why anyone would eat something slimy served in an ashtray.
Follow through: The part of the swing that takes place after the ball has been hit, but before the club has been thrown.
Bets lengthen putts and shorten drives.
Nonchalant putts count the same as chalant putts.
If the wind is in your face, you swing too hard just to get the ball through it; if the wind is at your back, you swing too hard just to see how far you can get the ball to go.
When your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can either hit one more club or two more balls.
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