approach shot


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approach shot

n
1. (Golf) golf Also called: approach a shot made to or towards the green after a tee shot
2. (Tennis) tennis a deep drive, usually hit with slice to keep the ball low, designed to enable the player to make an approach to the net

approach shot

Iron shot or long putt to the hole.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.approach shot - a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting greenapproach shot - a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green; "he lost the hole when his approach rolled over the green"
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
golf shot, golf stroke, swing - the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
chip shot, chip - (golf) a low running approach shot
pitch shot, pitch - a high approach shot in golf
Translations

approach shot

n (Tennis) → colpo d'approccio
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The undulating green falls off in the back, encouraging an approach shot that rolls rather than carries to a rear flag.
He started with a bogey on the second hole, as he misjudged his approach shot, left it way short and then three-putted to drop a shot.
Lesley Hause of McCormick Advertising puffs on a cigar while determining yardage for her approach shot.
Just as he hit his approach shot with a four iron the wind changed direction and the ball finished in an unplayable lie and he had no option but to go back and play three off the tee.
But while his approach shot was online with the flag it hit a small down slope and raced off into rough at the back of the green.
When play resumed, Harrington dropped another shot at the long par three 17th but rescued par at 18 with a superb approach shot from the semi rough to inches from the hole.
He hit his approach shot just right of the green in the rough.
The Atherstone ace was in with a chance of adding to his victory at the Italian Open last weekend until a misjudged approach shot at the par-four 16th saw his ball drop into the water just short of the green.
Kakko, who lives just three miles from the Espoon Golfsuera course, defeated Archer and Sweden's Johan Axgren at the first extra hole -- his 150 yard approach shot hitting the cup and spinning back to just three feet, leaving Kakko a tap-inbirdie.
He capped it off with a perfect approach shot to the 18th.
It was an eventful day for the title favourite who pulled his tee shot out of bounds at the par five seventh but escaped with an unlikely par after a monster second drive, clinical approach shot and a single putt.
What we are saying, in effect, is that you don't necessarily have to hit the green with an accurate drive in order to set up the approach shot.