Golf Glossary - 'Y'
yank - (aka: "pull", "jerk")
When a shot is hit such that it goes severely left (for
a right-handed player) of the golfer's intended target
to the point that the shot can either no longer be called
a hook (i.e. its too gone to be a hook anymore) or its
such a horrible hook that it is considered, 'yanked'.
Example: "Diego teed up on the first tee and promptly
proceeded to yank his drive into the lake surrounding
the 18th green."
yardage - (aka: "yardage book", "yardage
marker") the measurement of distance, typically
provided in yards. Example: "Some golf courses
have yardage markers on all relevant sprinkler heads."
yardage book - a booklet either provided by
the golf club (sometimes at a price) or written by the
golfer with or without the assistance of a caddie that
provides measurements not only of the distance from
tee to green but also of all other relevant distances
that may be of interest or useful to somebody playing
a particular hole (including distances to the beginning
of water hazards etc.) together with notes to assist
in the playing of the hole/course. Example: "I
always ask at the pro shop if there is a yardage book
available when I am playing a course with which I am
not familiar. It makes my club selections much easier."
yips - the either real or imaginary nervous
twitching of muscles at the most inopportune time in
a golf swing or putt. Example: "For the past three
rounds Stacy's been missing all her putts to the left.
Its the worst case of the yips I've seen in a while!"