to strike or scrape the ground before hitting the ball
Origin of sclaff; from Scottish sclaf, to shuffle: of echoic origin, originally
- to scrape (a club) along (the ground) before hitting the ball
- to hit (the ball) in this way
a sclaffing stroke
verbsclaffed, sclaff·ing, sclaffs
To scrape or strike the ground with a golf club behind the ball before hitting it.
- To strike (the ground) with a golf club before hitting the ball.
- To hit (a ball) in this manner.
Origin of sclaffScots, to strike with a flat surface.
- (golf) a poor golf shot, during which the club hits the ground before it hits the ball
(third-person singular simple present sclaffs, present participle sclaffing, simple past and past participle sclaffed)
- (golf) to perform such a shot