23 Unique Sporty Dog Names Inspired By Golf Terms

Golf is a club and ball sport, players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible. In the United States, more and more people are playing golf according to the National Golf Foundation. There are lots of terms in golf, such as the fairway, rough, and hazards. If you are a golf fan or player, you could name your beloved dogs with a golf-inspired name. Of course you could choose a name inspired by golf players, golf courses, and golf teams, but that will be another topic. In this article we only focus on golf terms. Check out the below list for 23 unique sporty dog names for your male or female dogs inspired by golf terms.

Ace: In golf, an ace, also known as a hole in one or hole-in-one, is when a ball hit from a tee shot finishes in the cup. This awards the player a score of one for the hole. Aces are also recorded in the sport of disc golf, in which a round plastic disc is thrown toward a metal basket-shaped target.

Albatross: Albatrosses are large seabirds, and they are among the largest of flying birds. In golf, Albatross means three shots under par, also called a double eagle in the U.S. This is an extremely rare score, and occurs most commonly on par-fives with a strong drive and a holed approach shot. Holes-in-one on par-four holes are also albatrosses. The first famous albatross was made by Gene Sarazen in 1935.
Apron: On a golf course, an "apron" is an area of grass in front of some putting greens where the fairway transitions into the putting green. The grass of an apron is typically cut to a height that is slightly lower than that of the fairway, but slightly higher than that of the green.
Bertha: Bertha is a female Germanic name, from Old High German Berhta meaning "bright one". In modern times, the name is associated with machines that are abnormally large, and many large machines are nicknamed Bertha. This is largely because of the World-War I howitzer known as Big Bertha. Big Bertha is the name given by Callaway Golf to a number of its lines of golf clubs. The name was chosen to evoke the famous German Big Bertha howitzer. Perfect for your large breed dogs.
Birdie: Birdie means scoring one under par. One day in 1899, three golfers were playing together when Crump hit his second shot only inches from the cup on a par-four hole after his first shot had struck a bird in flight. Crump's short putt left him one-under-par for the hole, and from that day the three of them referred to such a score as a "birdie." It is a great dog name for a gun dog that gets excited by birds.
Bogey: The name Bogey is of French origin, and the meaning of the name Bogey is: bow strength. In golf, Bogey means one shot more than par. Bogeys are relatively common, even in professional play. It is considered somewhat noteworthy if a player manages to complete a bogey-free round.
Caddie: In golf, a caddy or caddie is the person who carries a player's bag and clubs, and gives insightful advice and moral support. A good caddy is aware of the challenges and obstacles of the golf course being played, along with the best strategy in playing it. Caddy or Caddie will be a perfect name for your service dog.
Callaway: The name Callaway is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Callaway is "pebbly place." The nicknames for Callaway could be Calla or Callie. In golf, Callaway Golf Company, based in Carlsbad, California, is the world’s largest maker of golf clubs. The company designs, manufactures, markets and sells golf equipment, golf accessories and golf lifestyle-related products in more than 70 countries worldwide.
Condor: Condor means scoring four under par. This is the lowest individual hole score ever made. A condor would be a hole-in-one on a par-five. A condor is also known as a double albatross, or a triple eagle, and this convention can in principle be extended to name other hypothetical scores such as five under par.
Dimple: The small round indentations on the golf ball. A lot of really smart guys got together and figured out how many dimples would help the ball fly straight and true.
Driver: The 1-wood, or driver, is the lowest-lofted, longest, and often lightest club in a player's bag, and is meant to launch the ball the longest distance of any club. It is possible to hit a modern driver off the fairway turf, but it requires a high degree of skill and a certain amount of luck regarding the lie of the ball. The driver has become the most expensive single club of the modern clubset.

Duffer: A colloquial or slang term within golf for a mediocre or poor golfer, a person who plays golf without much skill.
Eagle: Eagle means scoring two under par. Eagles usually occur when golfers hit the ball far enough to reach the green with fewer strokes than expected. This most commonly happens on par-fives, though it occasionally occurs on short par-fours. A hole in one on a par-three hole also results in an eagle. The name "eagle" was used as a large bird representing a better score than a birdie. The name Eagle is perfect for your hunting dog.
Fringe: Any grass adjoining the putting surface that is mowed to a height only slightly higher than the grass on the green, a height typically about halfway between green and fairway heights.
Gimme: In golf, a gimme is a shot that the other players agree can count automatically without being actually played. When a player has only a very short putt left to play, other players may grant a gimme, but the ball is not actually played.
Green: The putting green, or simply the green, is an area of very closely trimmed grass on relatively even, smooth ground surrounding the hole, allowing players to make precision strokes on it. The shape and topology of the green can vary almost without limit. The green typically does not include any fully enclosed hazards such as sand or water.
Hacker: A golfer who is not very skilled. Same as a duffer.
Hazard: Hazard as a boys' name is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Hazard is "chance, luck." In golf, a hazard is an area of a golf course in the sport of golf which provides a difficult obstacle, which may be of two types: water hazards such as lakes and rivers; and man-made hazards such as bunkers.
Hook: To hit the ball and have it curve gradually from right to left. A hook occurs when the clubface is closed relative to the swingpath or with an inside-out swingpath and thus flies severely from right to left for a right-handed player, or vice versa for a left-handed player.
Links: A links is the oldest style of golf course, first developed in Britain. The word "links" comes via the Scots language from the Old English word hlinc "rising ground, ridge" and refers to an area of coastal sand dunes and sometimes to open parkland.
Par: Par means scoring even. The golfer has taken as many strokes as the hole's par number. In theory, pars are achieved by two putts, with the remaining shots being used to reach the green. Reaching the green in two strokes fewer than the hole's par is called achieving a "green in regulation."
Putter: The putt is used for putting the ball in the hole or closer to the hole from the green or the fringe of the green. The putter is used for the putt. The golfer adjusts his or her putt to fit the circumstances of the play such as distance to the hole and slope of the green.
Stroke: Stroke play, also known as medal play, is a scoring system in the sport of golf. It involves counting the total number of strokes taken on each hole during a given round, or series of rounds. The winner is the player who has taken the fewest number of strokes over the course of the round, or rounds.
Tee: In golf, a tee is normally used for the first stroke of each hole. The area from which this first stroke is hit is in the rules known as the teeing ground. Normally, teeing the ball is allowed only on the first shot of a hole, called the tee shot, and is illegal for any other shot.
Wood: A wood is a type of club used in the sport of golf. Woods have longer shafts and larger, rounder heads than other club types, and are used to hit the ball longer distances than other types. Woods are so called because, traditionally, they had a club head that was made from hardwood.

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