This word, possibly German in origin, dates back to the late 19th Century. Foozle can be a verb or a noun. As a verb, it means to bungle a shot in golf; a foozle, as a noun, is a shot that’s been bungled. It has been speculated that foozle comes from the German word “fuseln”, which means “to work carelessly.”
The Foozle also was a character featured in a 1970s comic book written by Steve Englehart and Marshall Rogers.