1. An exaggeratedly quiet clapping intended as a show of sarcastic support or disdain.
c.f. the quiet clapping sound heard on televised golf tournament coverage. Due to the distance between the microphone and the crowd, the golf clap sounds like a nearby crowd of people clapping at minimal volume.
1. He dropped his fully-loaded cafeteria tray, breaking all the dishes. Naturally, we gave him a golf clap.
2. We cheered Sue as she crossed the marathon's finish line 8 days later with a hearty golf clap.