Afraid Of The Dark

What does Afraid Of The Dark mean in golf?

Golf putt that misses the hole

If you’ve ever played golf and found your putt stopping just short of the hole, you’ve experienced what’s known as being ‘Afraid of the Dark’. This golf slang refers to a putt that seems to avoid the hole as if it’s scared of the dark, resulting in a missed opportunity.

This term is often used by golfers as a rhetorical question to the ball, expressing their disappointment when a putt doesn’t go into the hole. You might hear someone say, “What, are you afraid of the dark?” when their putt doesn’t quite make it.

This phrase is a light-hearted way to cope with the frustration of a missed putt. It’s similar to a scene in a popular golf comedy from the mid-90s. In the film, the main character, played by a well-known comedian, famously asks the ball if it thinks it’s too good for its home.

Example for using ‘Afraid Of The Dark’ in a conversation

Hey, remember that time you missed that putt? πŸ˜‚

Oh man, don’t remind me! I was totally afraid of the dark on that one! πŸ™ˆ

Haha, yeah! The ball was like, “Nope, not going in that hole!” πŸ˜…

I know, right? It was like it had a case of Botox or something! Scared of the dark! πŸŒοΈβ€β™€οΈβ›³οΈ