-- The initial part of the golf swing in which the club is moved backwards away from the ball.
tap in-- An easy, very short putt.
tee-- A small wooden or plastic peg used to elevate one's ball when teeing off. Also, the name for the designated area where a player may hit his/her initial shot on a given hole.
tee off-- To hit the initial shot on a given golf hole from the tee box area.
tee up-- The act of placing a golf ball on a tee in order to tee off on a hole.
tee-shot-- The initial shot on a golf hole played from the tee box.
teeing ground-- Also known as the tee box, the designated area in which a golfer hits his/her initial shot on a golf hole.
temporary green-- A green that is in use only temporarily while work on the actual green is performed.
texas wedge-- Nickname for a putter when it is used from off the green.
thin-- Striking the top portion of the ball typically resulting in a poor shot.
three ball-- A golf game in which three players play against one another.
three-iron-- An iron with a relatively flat face that typically hits the ball 160-200 yards for a male player. Nickname a mid-mashie.
three-putt-- To take three putts on a green to hole out.
three-quarter shot-- A shot hit at less than full power with approximately a 3/4 swing arc.
threesome-- A grouping of three golfers playing together.
three-wood-- A club with a wooden head that typically hits the ball between 190-250 yards for a male player. Sometimes referred to as a spoon.
tiger tee-- A slang term for the back tee (most difficult).
tight fairway-- A narrow fairway.
toe-- Portion of the clubhead that extends away furthest from the club shaft.
toed in-- A clubhead that has a face rotated slighly to the left for a right-handed golfer and vice-versa for a left handed golfer.
top-- To mishit the golf ball on the top portion of the ball typically causing a poor, low shot that ends up short of the target.
topspin-- Forward spin on a ball in the direction of the flight path.
touch-- Feel and accuracy for hitting golf shots.
touch shot-- A type of golf shot that requires great feel and accuracy.
tour-- The series of professional golf tournaments.
tournament-- A golf competition in which many golfers compete.
trajectory-- The arcing path a golf ball travels when hit.
triple bogey-- A term used to describe a score of 3 over par on a given golf hole.
trouble shot-- A golf shot hit from a precarious position such as from high rough, a deep sand trap, or behind a tree.
turn-- The start of the second 9 hole portion of an 18 hole golf course.