Takeaway: Early part of the backswing.
Tap-In: Very short putt.
Tee: Wooden peg on which the ball is set for the first shot on a hole. Also, the area from which that initial shot is hit.
Teeing Ground: Area in which you must tee your ball, between the tee markers and neither in front of them nor more than two club lengths behind them.
Tee it Up: To start play.
Tempo: The rhythm of your swing.
Temporary Green: Used in winter to save the permanent green.
Texas Wedge: Putter when used from off the green.
That’ll Play: A kind reference to mediocre shot.
Thin: To hit the ball around its equator — don’t expect much height.
Three-Putt: Undesired number of strokes on a green.
Through the Green: The whole course except hazards, tees, and greens.
Tiger Tee: Slang for the back tee.
Tight: Narrow fairway.
Tight Lie: The ball on bare ground or very short grass.
Timing: The pace and sequence of movement in your swing.
Titanium: Metal used in lightweight shafts and in golf balls.
Top: Ball is struck on or above the equator. See thin.
Torque: Twisting of the shaft at impact.
Tour: Series of tournaments for professionals.
Tradesman’s Entrance: Ball goes in the hole from the rear of the cup.
Trajectory: Flight of the ball.
Trap: See Bunker.
Triple Bogey: Three over par on one hole. Not good.
Turn: To make your way to the back nine holes. Or the rotation of the upper body during the backswing and forward swing.
Twitch: See yips.