What does yelling'fore'mean in golf?

What does yelling’fore’mean in golf?

"Fore" is another word for "ahead" or "forward" (think of a ship’s fore and aft). And in golf, yelling "fore" is simply a shorter way to yell "watch out ahead" (or "watch out before"). It allows golfers to be fore warned, in other words.

Why is it called a fore in golf?

Historians at the British Golf Museum (and many others) have surmised that the term "fore," as a warning in golf, evolved from " forecaddie." A forecaddie is a person who accompanies a grouping of golfers around the golf course, going forward on each hole to be in a position to pinpoint the locations of the group members’ shots.

Why is it called a forehand in golf?

Those are the two theories most commonly cited, but, as noted, nobody knows with certainty how fore became a golf term. What can be said with certainty, however, is that the term does originate in the fact that "fore" means "ahead" or "before," and, used by a golfer, is a warning to those ahead that a golf ball is coming their way.

Why do golfers say “forecaddie”?

When the golfer would strike the ball they would yell “forecaddie” so that they would know to keep an eye out for the oncoming ball. As golf developed more the term “forecaddie” was shortened to “fore” and is now used to warn golfers to “look out” because there’s a possibility that the ball is coming their way.