Caddy Dictionary, Golf Terms, Looper Lingo - B

– (n) the final nine holes of play. 

Depending on one's personal tastes and the course's slope and curvature, the back half can be more fulfilling than the front.

EX: Put my bag on a cart, I’m teeing off number 10 and playing the backside first.

(n) a backward rotating spin on an airborne golf ball. 

It helps to make the ball climb and land softly, sometimes backing up on the green beyond its impact crater.

When they DO get the ball airborne, most chops yearn for the cool suck back action they see on TV.  This wanting is generally ridiculous for chops rarely carry their approach pin high.  

The majority of the time, the “action” that a chop has put on their golf ball is lateral sidespin, usually from either no clue of how to square the clubface and or a terrible swing path. 

Check out this PC Suck Back Challenge!

EX: With all that headwind, maybe it was an 8 iron instead of a 9... but DID YOU SEE how much backspin I had when the ball came off the green?!

(n) the backward part of the swing from the ground starting point until the club is over one’s head.

This is the best times to laugh at someone or make fun of them behind their back.

EX: A backswing can be as pretty as a ballerina performing a graceful arabesque penchée or as gruesome as a seizing lumberjack with a razor sharp axe.

- (n) the caddie or golfer who only sees half empty glasses.
Losers concentrate on empty, chipped, caked and stained glasses.  

You must avoid these fools like the plague.  If you get stuck working with or for one, talk to yourself.

EX:  Sweet, I gotta loop today with Bad Attitude Man’s!

(n) something that completely sucks.  

The expression can be cleaned and shortened to simply just - a bag of ‘em.

There may not be a worse image in the world than a bag full a limp knobs. 

Louis C.K. brilliantly used this term in his 2006 HBO “Shameless” special.  Before this, many pour souls had all ready been belittled with this "suck a bag of ‘em" expression in our local caddie yard circa summer 2001:

EX:  What, the outing isn’t a scramble?!  God, they’re playing a shamble. Bagadix!

(n) a small sphere intended to be struck by a golf club and travel to a desired target (e.g. the fairway, the green, the golf hole)

From the feathery cube to the modern golf ball of today, the story remains the same:  Chops never meet a golf ball they don’t like while good players never seem to lose them.

EX: With old balata balls, one could tell how well they were playing by simply inspecting their ball’s physical condition throughout the round.

(n) a coin or token used to mark the position of a player’s ball on the green.

Never carry one of these unless you are actually playing. 

A dime or penny should suffice, anything more or less is either overpriced and or PC.

EX: Please move your ball marker over to the right, it’s in my line.

(n) a pole with a scoop or contraption attached, used to retrieve balls from water hazards and other areas that a caddie cannot reach.

If a player is carrying one of these in their golf bag, DO NOT work for them.  

If they spent their time fishing for $4 golf balls you can discern they are cheap and deserve neither your services nor time.

EX: When my player asked me to fetch his miniature ball retriever from inside his golf bag, I instantly knew I was working for an undercover chop.

(n) a device found on nearly every golf tee, supposedly for cleaning golf balls.

Perhaps nothing is more depresso than the reinforced, nylon, non absorbent golf towel attached to most public course ball washers.  

On second thought, when that disgusting throw away golf towel is both dirty and wet, hanging out of the back pocket of some old man golfer’s slouching trousers. Yes, that just may have kicked the level of depression to an even lower low.

EX:  There is something sexy about a woman who likes stroking the ball washer.

(n) the British term for a sandbagger or a player who consciously underestimates his playing ability with a bloated handicap index.  
         (n) the type of chewing tobacco pouch utilized by the weakest of dipsters.

Usually hated and feared, their respect is a derivative of how charming their cheating tact is. These grinders are always clocking on how to garner an edge.
They are buzz saws in tournament play and can be spotted consciously and consistently missing inconsequential putts, throwing menial holes of unimportance.

EX: True bandits have a keen sense of when to turn their game on and off.

(n) the style of holding the golf club with ten fingers on the grip.  AKA - the 10-finger grip.

Favored by chops with no clue what they are doing, this the least recommended grip behind the overlap and interlock.
It was actually taught until Henry Vardon made everyone come to their senses.  It may help midgets with small hands (maybe women) and players who seek to hit the ball shorter. 
EX: On the first tee I knew he was a chop once he unveiled that baseball grip of his.

– (n) a caddy's closest to the hole challenge.  

Often utilized when working a group of corporate stiffs during a Monday outing. Usually this challenge and lack of professionalism is saved for the final par 3 of the day.

It helps to have some skill and at least hit the green.  Be careful with what robots you pull this stunt on for it can backfire.  If you have charisma and perform with class, it can help pull you more cash.

EX: I choked and forgot to ask my chops on 17 if they wanted to play beat the caddie.

BIB - (n) one type of caddie uniform.  An apron-like, bulletproof vest that usually has some stuffy crest printed or sewn on it. 

They tend to have handy pockets for smokes, dipsters, flasks, even dugouts.  These pockets are never to be used for scorecards, pencils, tees, ball markers, divot tools, or any head covers you should've all ready stuffed into your chops' bags on the 1st tee.

EX: The new bibs are made of junk-u-lus polyurethane and wick sweat like a garbage bag.

– (n/v) a score of one stroke under par for a hole. 

A famous looper and professional golfer was known to capture them with his hat.

¡Viva el Chi-Chi!

EX: She poured in another birdie to the dismay of her husband.

(n/int) backspin, derived from impact between a club and ball, causes a quick stop upon the golf ball’s landing.

Bad golfers love it when their balls bite on greens even if that means not making it pin high, hence they are chops.

EX: When golfers feel their ball may go beyond pin high, many times you’ll hear them exclaim “sit!” or “bite!”.

 - (n) a cigar.

Many people are made queasy by black D's, others crave them in their mouth.

They stink and in the wrong context, yanking one out can be very offensive.

Thousands of ridiculous inventions have been created in order to keep them dry while playing golf shots.  Typically overpriced, a good Cuban and or Dominican handcrafted D has its place.

EX: Take that stinky black dick outside, you can’t suck 'em in the clubhouse.

(n) term for forged metal irons
        (v/adj) to hit the ball “thinly” or strike the golf ball below the sweet spot of the clubface.

If you blade the ball with a blade, especially on a cold day, there is possibly no worse pain in golf save being struck by a gold club and or ball directly.

EX: Most chops love the look of forged irons and though they may be experts at blading their attempted golf shots, they have no business rocking blades over easier to hit cast irons.

(n) a type of shot produced out of a sand trap producing a large explosion of sand.  AKA – explosion.

If you are preparing to hit one of these into the wind, make sure to close your eyes immediately upon contact for if not, temporary blindness may result.

EX: A well-executed blast shot results in the ball fluttering out of the sand trap and releasing towards the hole.

– (n) a green that cannot be seen from where the player is hitting. 

It is both visible and invisible cheating by the course designer.  It is impossible for a handicapped hack to have a fair chance when faced with one of these.

If you think they are bad when the target is in front of them, imagine how bad they will be when they cannot see the target?!

EX: The approach is made even more difficult due to the blind green 50 feet below the player's feet.

(n/v) a shot for a righty that starts right and stay right of the target. AKA – push or shove.

Like basketball, blocks are usually produced when someone makes a defensive move on the ball.

EX: I never shifted my weight to my left side, subsequently I blocked my shot to the right.

– (n/v) a score of one stroke over par for the hole. 

Average golfers should be satisfied with this score.

EX: He rode the bogey train 18 holes straight, for a score of 90.

- (adj) anything disgusting or grotesque. 
  (v) to vomit.

The soles of your rattiest shoes have probably never stepped on anything quite this gross. 

EX:   Fresh from partying all night, my player rolled his initial drive and then proceeded to boot it at the base of a large maple tree in the right rough.

– (v) when caddies wait in the parking lot and hound players upon their arrival. 

This is one of the goofier scumbag moves caddies pull when things are slow.  Never succumb to this level unless you aspire to loop-4-life.

EX: I’d rather rot in this caddieyard than cross my caddy-mates by bootjacking loopage.

(n) the angle measurement from the front of a golf club’s sole to the point resting on the ground at address.

Sand and lob wedges usually have the largest bounces and are designed to help golfers blast golf shots out of bunkers.  Clubs with large bounces also seem to produce some of the hottest skull shots known to mankind as well as some the biggest divots ever unearthed.

EX: One of the scariest golf shots is to have a tight lie on hardpan, a lob wedge with extreme high bounce, and a large gallery of unconscious onlookers behind your intended target.

(n/v) the curve on the roll of a golf ball.

Uneven surfaces, grass grains, wind, how hard a ball is struck... all produce curvature in the roll of a ball.

EX: One thing is certain about golf, there is no such thing as a straight putt, every roll of the ball has some sort of break to it.

(n) always playing worse than your handicap index purports. 
It is basically the opposite of sandbagging or being a bandit.  This is the direct reflection of a golfing ego run a mock. 

Players who carry fantasyland egocaps are easy to spot.  

If the option is available, place any bet you can against them.

EX: Bullarders stand to lose all their earthly possessions when paired against a true golf hustler.

(n/v) a low trajectory golf shot which bounces and rolls it’s way onto the green, similar to a chip shot but made from a longer distance.

This is an old school shot that has all but disappeared thanks to golf course over-watering and the never-ending desire to have a golf course emerald green (even if the golf course is located in the desert).  

You’ll still see the bump and run played effectively on links courses where success invariably calls for the mastering of this type of golf shot.

The following video has little to do with the bump and run shot, but does have some interesting computer generated imagery and hot chicks with British accents.  Enjoy:

EX: In order to win the British Open at St. Andrew’s, most professionals will practice the bump and run shot prior to competition.      

– (n) a depression most golfers seek to avoid.  

It is also referred to as a hazard.  All chops should avoid them to the N'th degree.

EX: As if bunkers aren’t difficult enough, the frail woman found her golf ball fried egged on a downhill lie.  

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