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|Golf Terms, Letter L
|| To putt the ball with the intention
leaving it short to ensure being able to hole out on the next stroke
| lateral hazard
|| Any hazard running parallel to the line
| lay up
|| To play a shorter shot than normally might be attempted.
Would be done to achieve a good lie short of a hazard rather than
trying to hit the green in one less shot.
|| The manner in which the holes are placed on the
golf course when designed.
| leader board
|| Sign where scores are posted during a tournament.
|| The position in which the ball rests on the ground.
The lie can be good or bad in terms of the nature of ground where
is rests, the slope, and the level of difficulty in playing it.
The number of strokes a player is to have played during the hole.
|| The correct path of a putt to the hole when putting.
Also when on the fairway, the correct direction in which the ball
to be played toward the putting green.
| line up
|| To study the green in order to determine how the
putt should be played.
|| Originally meaning a seaside course, it is now used
to mean any golf course
|| A golfer.
|| The top rim of the hole or cup
| lob shot
|| A shot that goes straight up and comes almost
straight down with very little spin or forward momentum. Useful
when there is not much green to play to
| local rules
|| A set of rules for a club determined by the
|| The elevation of the ball in the air. Also means
the angle at which the club face is set from the vertical and is
used to lift the ball into the air. It is measured precisely as
the angle between the face and a line parallel to the shaft.
|| An obsolete highly-lofted club that was the predecessor
of the Niblick.
| long game
|| Shots hit with the woods and long irons.
| long irons
|| The relatively straight-face and longer hitting
| loose impediments
|| Any natural object that is not fixed
or growing. This can include loose stones, twigs, branches, molehills,
dung, worms and insects
| low ball and total
|| A four-ball team bet in which the best
ball of each team wins a point and the lowest total of the partners
wins another point
|| The Ladies' Professional Golf Association.