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Afraid Of The Dark

Meaning Putt that doesn't go in the hole
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Afraid of the dark is a golf slang term that refers to when a putt that doesn't go into the hole. The putt may stop just short of the hole or has a case of Botox that makes the ball seem like it's actively avoiding the hole because it's scared of the dark.

A golfer may rhetorically ask the ball if it is afraid of the dark as a reaction to the disappointment of the missed putt. It is similar to the "are you too good for your home" rant featured in the 1996 golf comedy "Happy Gilmore" starring Adam Sandler.

"Are you afraid of the dark?!? How did you not go in?"
Updated August 23, 2016

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