Fore

Why do golfers yell this?

No one agrees where this came from.

One story: there was a person that waited down the driving range to see where the ball landed. This caddy was known as a “fore-caddy.” Yelling “Fore!” was a way of warning the fore-caddy that a ball was on the way.

However, there are other origin stories. Here’s a collection.

Why I Looked It Up

I saw a character yell it in a TV show. It’s one of those things that’s natural and known to everyone, but doesn’t really make any sense.

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