TheGolfExpert has tried to include
a list of terms that you may hear around the golf
course and define them in layman's terms as best
we can. If we have missed something, if you have
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The part of the game that consists of
short range shots. Specifically pitching, chipping
and putting. Example: "Many people consider anything
inside of 100 yards as the short game.
(aka: "tester") a short putt
that is, for whatever reason, challenging. For most average
golfers a good example of a knee knocker is a 6 foot putt.
Example: "His chip shot was well played, but still
left him with a knee knocker for par.
(aka: "recovery shot", "trouble
shot") a shot that is played to extricate oneself
from trouble after an errant shot. Example: "Megan
hit a spectacular recovery shot from the trees to within
6 feet of the cup."
a portion of turf that is ripped out of
the ground by the head of the club during a swing (regardless
of whether the ball is contacted or not).