Golf Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

For a golf enthusiast, giving your dog a golf-inspired name is a great way to tie together two of your favorite things, and they may have more in common than you might think. They can both be enjoyed outside, entail driving and chasing balls, are full of doglegs (and sometimes hazards), and share some terminology like ruff and rough, fluffy and Fluffy, puppy and cuppy. Even though dogs aren’t generally allowed on professional courses, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy them together, like practicing putt with your mutt at home or working on your chip shot with your Weimarrott.

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Golf Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Given the amount of crossover that exists between golfing terms and dog-related terms, there is certainly a fair(way) amount of cleverness or dual meaning you can derive from using one as a dog name, it all just depends on how deep you want to get with it. 

For instance, if you have a dog that tends to walk at a slight angle, then Shank, Fade and Slice would all be good picks. A dog that is always digging would be well-suited with the name Bunker. If your furry friend never quite gets things right on the first try, then Mulligan would be perfect. For a dog that wags with such intensity that it moves their whole butt back and forth then Waggle would be a great choice. The name Oscar Bravo would be ideal for a dog that always wanders off where they shouldn’t. 

Of course, there are plenty more golfing terms that also describe a dog’s habits, quirks or personality such as Caddy, Flop, Flier, Pistol, Spoon, Nuke, or Gimme, and they can all be interpreted as you see fit. Start by making a list of your dog’s most unique traits, then run through our list and see if anything jumps out at you. If nothing else, make your own list of frequently used terms, references, or golfers themselves and see if you can find any that seem like a sure-shot hole-in-one. 

Male Golf Inspired Dog Names

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Block
A type of swing that uses the forearm to produce a purposeful direction
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Coil
How the golfer's body turns during the backswing
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Divot
Spots of the course displaced by the strike of a club
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Draw
A shot with a slight drift from right to left for righties and vice versa for lefties
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Driver
The 1-wood club; a club with the lowest loft
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Fade
A shot that flies only slightly off to one side
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Flier
A shot with unusual spin due to the lie or conditions that causes it to sail further than normal
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Floater
A ball whose contact and trajectory are compromised by tall grass and thus floats in the air, falling short
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Flop
Like a flip shop but with a slower swing
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Grip
How a golfer holds their club depending on style and shot
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Groove
A consistent swing
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Byron
As in Iron Byron, a testing device used to test clubs and balls
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Lag
A shot purposely hit to fall short of the target
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Link
As in links, a term used to describe a course built on linksland which is reclaimed from the ocean
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Lob
A short, high flying shot meant to have a soft landing
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Mulligan
Hitting a second ball without penalty (not legal but commonly used in friendly games)
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Par
The score an average, accomplished player is expected to make on an individual hole
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Pivot
The rotation of the body during a swing
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Scramble
Catching up after falling behind
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Spoon
An outdated term for a 3-wood
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Bag Rat
A slang term for a caddie
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Whiff
A hard miss
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Flub
A missed or straight up terrible shot
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Hacker
A slang term for a terrible golfer
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Jaws
The few inches surrounding the cup/hole
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Muff
Like a flub; to mis-hit a shot
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Nuke
Hitting a ball to the maximum distance possible for that club
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Oscar Bravo
A slang term for out of bounds

Female Golf Inspired Dog Names

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Balata
A rubber-like substance that lines the outside of golf balls
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Birdie
Scoring one under par on a hole
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Bogey
Scoring one over par on a hole
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Bunker
A hollowed area of grass or sand meant to be an obstacle or hazard
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Caddie
The person who carries and grabs/exchanges clubs for the golfer
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Calcutta
An auction where people bid on teams or players that will be playing in a tournament
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Carry
How well a ball travels
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Croquet
A style of putting
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Cuppy
When the ball is sitting in a small depression
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Dormie
When a golfer is up by the same number of strokes as the number of holes left
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Duck
As in Duck Hook; a shot that flies hard off to the left for righties
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Eagle
Scoring two under par on a hole
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Flange
The angled head of a wedge or putter
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Flip
As in Flip Shot; a short, high shot
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Fluffy
A type of lie where the ball rests on top of taller grass
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Grain
The direction the blades of grass grow
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Heel
The part of the club head that is closest to the hosel
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Hook
A shot that flies sharply outside (left to right for righties)
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Hosel
The part of the golf club that connects the shaft to the club head
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Nassau
A bet/competition set up to reward points for winning the front 9, back 9 and total 18
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Pace
The speed of a swing or the greens
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Pistol
A type of grip usually used for putting
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Slice
A harder cut to one side than a fade
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Teebox
Where golfer's begin each hole and tee off from
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Waggle
A motion or motions used to keep a golfer loose before a swing
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Yips
A psychological condition where someone talented seems to lose all of their skill in an instant
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Cabbage
Thick, inescapable rough
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Dawn
As in dawn patrol, the first golfers on the course
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Gimme
A conceded putt
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Quacker
A slang term for a duck hook
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Shank
A swing that misses so severely it hits the ball with something other than the club head
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Wedge
A severely-angled iron used in special situations

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