Dance Floor: Slang for green.
Dawn Patrol: The players who tee off early in the day.
Dead: When there is no possible way out of the shot!
Deep: A high clubface from top to bottom.
Deuce: A score of two on a given hole.
Dimple: Depression on the cover of a golf ball.
Divot: Turf displaced by the clubhead during a swing.
Dogleg: Hole on which the fairway curves one way or the other.
Dormant: Grass on the course is alive but not actively growing.
Dormie: The player who’s winning the match in match play — for example, five up with only five holes left, or four up with four left.
Double Bogey: Score of two over par on a hole.
Double Eagle: Score of three under par on a hole. See also albatross.
Downhill Lie: When your right foot is higher than your left when you address the ball (for right-handed players).
Downswing: The part of the swing where the clubhead is moving down, toward the ball.
Drain: To sink a putt.
Draw: Shot that curves from right to left.
Drive: Shot from teeing ground other than par-3 holes.
Drive for Show, Putt for Dough: Old saying implying that putting is more important than driving.
Driving Range: Place where you can go to hit practice balls.
Drive the Green: When your drive finishes on the putting surface. Can happen on short par-4.
Drop: Procedure by which you put the ball back into play after it’s been deemed unplayable.
Dub: Bad shot or player.
Duck Hook: Shot curving severely from right to left.
Duffer: A bad player.
Dying Putt: A putt that barely reaches the hole.