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Dead Hands
A shot in which the hands remain relatively passive in the hitting area, resulting in a shot that flies a shorter distance than it normally would.
Decelerate
A decreasing of the clubhead speed in the hitting area.
Deep-Faced Driver
A driver with greater-than-standard height on its face.
Delayed Hit
A golf term used to describe the Conservation of Angular Momentum.
Divot
The turf displaced when the golf club strikes the ball on a descending path.
Dormie
The point in match play when a player is up in a match by the same number of holes that remain.
Double Bogey
A score of two over par on a hole.
Double Eagle
When a golfer acheves a score of three under par on a hole.
Doubles
When a caddie carries two sets of golf clubs.
Downswing
The swing forward from the top of the backswing.
Draw
A golf shot that flies slightly from right to left for right-handed players.
Driving Range
A term for a practice area and is also known as a golf range, practice range or learning center.
Duck Hook
A shot that flies sharply from right to left for right-handed golfers. It is usually hit unintentionally, since it is difficult to control.
Dynamic Balance
Transferring the focus of weight appropriately during the golf swing while maintaining body control.
 
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