Match play situation where one player or team is ahead (or "up") by the same number of holes as are remaining in the match; in this situation, the other player or team cannot win the match anymore.
When one player/team is ahead by the same number of holes that remain. This means that the other player/team can tie the match but cannot win.
In match play, when a player or team is leading by the number of holes remaining to be played.
A term used in match play. If a team or player is ahead ("up") by as many holes as there are holes to play, that team or player is considered "dormie".
in match play a side that stands as many holes ahead as there are holes remaining to be played; "he was dormie three and still lost the match"
A term used in match play when the best the trailing player can do is a tie. A match is dormie when the leading player is up as many holes as the holes that remain. For example: Leading your opponent by two holes with two holes to play means the match is dormie.
in match play, when one opponent is winning by as many holes as there are left (i.e. 4 up with 4 holes toplay). This means that the player who is down must win every hole to continue the match
in match play, if a player cannot lose, they are 'dormie'. If they are ahead by one hole, and there is only one hole left, they are said to be 'dormie 1'.
Dormie is the term used when the lead in a match is equal to the number of holes left to be played. The team or player leading is said to be dormie and can do no worse than halve the match.
When a competitor leads by as many holes as there are left to play in matchplay, so therefore cannot lose (assuming the competition rules do not allow for extra holes to be played in the event of a tie).
in match play, a player is dormie when leading a match by as many holes as there are left (i.e. 4 up with 4 holes to play). The player who is down must win every hole to save the match and force its continuation past the last regular hole (if a winner must be determined) or halve the match (in a team competition such as the Ryder Cup).
(aka: "dormy") a match play situation where one player or team is ahead (or "up") by the same number of holes as are remaining in the match (meaning that the other player or team can tie the match, at best, but cannot win) Example: "Our match was dormie/dormy by the time we reached the 14th hole."
The player or side having a lead in a match equal to the number of holes remaining to be played. A player is dormie-two if he is 2 holes ahead with 2 holes remaining to play.
Playing in "match" play, being five up with five to go, four up with four left, etc. To be as many holes up as there are to play. Sometimes spelled dormy.
When a player leads by as many holes that are left to play.
This term is used in match play when a player cannot lose a match but has not yet won it either. This situation comes about when he / she are leading by the same number of holes that remain to be played. For example, being 3 holes up on the sixteenth would be known as dormy-three, because only three holes are left in the round. (See Match Play).
The situation, in match play, in which a golfer is ahead by as many holes as are left to play. If that golfer wins just one of the remaining holes, the match is over.
"Dormie" (also spelled "dormy") is a term used in match-play golf, denoting that the score is such that one player is the same number of points ahead as there are holes still to play; thus that should one hole be halved, that player will have won the match.