-- Slang term for the green.
dead ball-- A ball is said to be dead when there is no doubt that it will be sank on the next shot
deep-faced-- A clubface which is fairly thick from top to bottom.
deuce-- A score of two strokes on a hole.
dew sweepers-- Golfers with very early tee times when dew is frequently on the grass.
dimples-- Small indentations on the cover of a golf ball which make the ball fly further and straighter.
divot-- A small hole created when a player hits a golf shot and strikes the ground hitting grass and soil forward; the resulting piece of dislodged soil and grass.
dogleg-- A golf hole that which has a fairway that bends to the left or the right.
dormie-- In match play, to be leading by the same number of holes that remain to be played. The trailing player must win each hole in a dormie situation or he/she will lose the match. Also spelled dormy.
dormy-- In match play, to be leading by the same number of holes that remain to be played. The trailing player must win each hole in a dormie situation or he/she will lose the match. Also spelled dormie.
double bogey-- A golf score of two over par on a given hole.
double eagle-- A golf score of two over par on a given hole. Also known as an albatross.
down-- Condition in which a player or team is trailing. For example, "After 6 holes their team was down three strokes."
downhill lie-- When addressing the ball and your right foot is higher than your left (for right-handed players).
downswing-- The swing path from the top of a golfer's backswing to impact with the ball.
DQ'd-- Slang term for a disqualified golfer.
drain-- To make a putt or chip shot. "He drained that one from thirty feet!"
draw-- The pairing of golfers in a match play golf tournament.
draw shot-- A controlled golf shot that curves slightly from the right to the left for a right-handed player, or from the left to the right for a left-handed player.
drive-- A golf shot hit from the tee box typically off of a golf tee with a driver, or 3-wood.
drive and pitch-- A golf hole where the green may be reached in two shots--a drive and a pitch. Also, a short executive golf course where most or all of the holes may be reached with two shots.
driver-- Also known as a 1-wood or metal, a golf club with a large head and very little loft on the club face that is typically used to hit a ball off of a golf tee from the tee box. A properly hit driver will typically hit a golf ball further than any other type of club.
driving iron-- An 1-iron or other low numbered iron with very little loft on the club face sometimes used to tee off.
driving range-- Area typically adjacent to a golf course where golfers may practice their golf shots or warm up by hitting balls into a designated area. Also, a separate golf facility where golfers may practice their golf shots or warm up by hitting balls into a designated area.
drop-- The act of "dropping" a golf ball pursuant to the rules of golf while taking relief or if a ball has been lost, is unplayable, or has been hit into a hazard or out of bounds.
dub-- A mishit golf shot.
duff-- A mishit golf shot.
duffer-- Slang for a bad golfer.
dunk-- When a golfer hits his/her ball into the water.