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'Dormie' And Other Golf Word Origins: One of the questions that new or casual golf fans tend to have around Ryde...

One of the questions that new or casual golf fans tend to have around Ryder Cup time (or any other big match play competition) is the meaning of the term "dormie ." We hear it a lot at the Ryder Cup, and if you're unsure of the meaning you can check the definition of dormie . But where does that word come from? It's kind of a funny word. Some legends even claim that the word goes all the way back to Mary Queen of Scots. Check out the real origin of "dormie." What about other golf words, like says, the origin of "golf" itself? Does golf stand for "gentlemen only, ladies forbidden" ? Here are some more golf word origins: Why do golfers yell "fore"? Where do the golf terms "birdie" and "eagle" come from? How did "bogey" acquire its golf meaning?

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