Last Updated: Oct 31, 2023

Golf Terms: What is a Divot?

A divot is the mark made on the fairway or tee box when you hit a full golf shot and the club displaces grass behind the ball.

Written By: Zach Gollwitzer

Posted in: Golf Terms

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A divot is the mark made on the fairway or tee box when you hit a full golf shot and the club displaces grass behind the ball. This happens as a natural effect of a good golf swing.

how it's used in a sentence

The grass is wet today, so you will take big divots.

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