What does Drop mean in Golf?

A ball that a golfer lets drop from their outstretched arm

In golf, when a player’s ball falls into a hazard or can’t be played, they have to perform a move known as a ‘Drop’. This involves the player extending their arm at a level parallel to the ground and dropping the ball.

The ‘Drop’ must be conducted at a distance that is no less than two club lengths away from the hole. This rule helps to ensure fairness in play and avoid any undue advantage.

Once the ball has been dropped, it’s from this spot that the player will take their next shot. So, a successful ‘Drop’ is important as it sets the stage for the player’s upcoming move.

Example for using ‘Drop’ in a conversation

Hey, guess what happened during my golf game today? πŸŒοΈβ€β™‚οΈ

What’s up? Tell me! ⛳️

I hit the ball into a water hazard. 😬

Oh no! What did you do then? 🌊

I had to take a drop. I held my arm out, dropped the ball, and continued from there. 🀲

Got it! So, where did you drop it? πŸ€”

I had to drop it at least two club lengths away from the hole. It landed in some rough grass. πŸ˜…

Sounds like a tough situation, but you handled it well! Did you manage to recover? πŸŒοΈβ€β™‚οΈ

Thanks! Yeah, I took my next shot from where the ball stopped after the drop. Made it onto the fairway eventually. Phew! πŸ˜…