Golf has banned certain words… and social media isn’t happy!

New Rules

It’s not just the rules of golf that have changed this year. The terminology used to define them is also different, as this week’s WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play has exposed.

The term ‘dormie’ has been removed from the rule book altogether, whilst ‘all square’ and ‘halved’ are also no longer preferred.

TV viewers tuning in to the first day’s play from Austin Country Club in Texas were quick to jump onto social media to question why commentators kept referring to matches as ‘tied’.

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Cara Banks, a British presenter on the Golf Channel, explained that the new terminology was part of the recent rules changes and shared a screenshot of what appears to be instructions emailed to her.

Cara Robinson Tweet

As you might expect, that only invited more questions and criticism, led by four-time PGA Tour winner Bob Estes.

'Dormie' no more - your thoughts?

What do you think of these golf terms being removed from the official golfing lexicon? Will you continue to use them? Leave your thoughts in our Comments section below.

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