Do you know the golf word of the day?

Sclaff might be the world of the day, but it's probably got a ways to go before it makes it into a game of golf bingo.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz
Every day, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary website posts its "word of the day." I'm usually pretty good at knowing them, but I have to admit that I had never heard of today's word.
 
Even worse for someone who's worked in golf journalism for a couple of decades now, it's a golf word.
 
So here it is: "Sclaff."
 
OK, golfers, ever heard of it? Know what it means?
 
Time's up.
 
Sclaff, according to Merriam-Webster, is a verb that means "to scrape the ground instead of hitting the ball cleanly on a golf stroke."
 
Here's an example they cited:
 
"Despite a bogey on his penultimate hole of the morning, where he sclaffed about in the sand and made things worse with three putts, it was a second consecutive 72 for the former Open champion." — Paul Forsyth, Scotland on Sunday, April 13, 2003
 
To me, "sclaff" sounds like a combination of "scrape" and "laugh" – which, heck, just might be where it comes from.
 
Or maybe not. But hey, either way, you learned something today!