Afraid Of The Dark
Putt that doesn't go in the hole
Are you afraid of the dark?!? How did you not go in?
|Reload||To take another shot after a bad shot|
|Nip it||Hit a golf ball cleanly|
|Rainmaker||High trajectory golf shot|
|Par||Number of strokes to complete a golf course hole|
|Birdie||One stroke under par|
|Bogey||One stroke over par|
|Pin-seeker||Golf shot hit straight at the flagstick|
|Back-door putt||Putt that spins around a hole and drops in|
Afraid of the dark is a golf slang term that refers to when a putt doesn't go into the hole. The putt may stop just short of the hole or may have a case of Botox that makes the ball seem like it's actively avoiding the hole because it's scared of the dark.
A golfer may rhetorically ask the ball if it is afraid of the dark as a reaction to the disappointment of the missed putt. It is similar to the "are you too good for your home" rant featured in the 1996 golf comedy "Happy Gilmore" starring Adam Sandler.