Golf Glossary - 'K'
kick - (aka: "bounce") the action
of the ball hitting the ground and bouncing farther,
higher or in another direction than expected. A kick
usually results from the ball striking a rock, sprinkler
head, or mound. Example: "My approach shot was
left of the green but it kicked to the fringe."
knee knocker - (aka: "tester") a short
putt that a player is expected to make but is particularly
difficult due to any number of reasons but usually the
distance. Many golfers find 4-6 foot putts to be knee
knockers. Derived from the concept of a golfers knees
knocking together due to nervousness as he/she stands
over the putt. Also see "jelly legs".
knockdown - (aka: "knockdown shot",
"punch", "punch shot", "half
shot") a shot that does not usually see the golfer
make a complete swing by choice rather than due to overhanging
limbs etc. Typically the follow through is shorter than
normal or nonexistent. Often combined with a hooded
club in order to keep the ball from flying too high.
Also see 'half shot'.