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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15 after he accidentally struck Orlan Sumcad's ball from almost the same position as his approach shot.
The Englishman's approach shot from 235 yards at the par-five 18th rolled up to within a foot of the hole.
TRAGIC MOMENT IT all got too IT all got too much for much for Henrik Henrik Stenson at Stenson at the 15th the 15th when he when he snapped his snapped his club over his club over his knee after dunking his knee after dunking his approach shot in the water.
He drained a 20ft putt on 15, hit an approach shot to two feet at 16 and made birdie from a bunker at the Par 5 18th.
Matsuyama's approach shot hit a spectator on the knee but he chipped on to the green and his par was enough to beat Na, who was on the green in four and found the creek with his drive on the first play-off hole on the 18th.
10 but picked up a shot on the next hole, parred 12 and dropped another shot after the eagle on 13 before holing his sixth birdie on par-5 15th where he two-putted from 15 feet after a lovely drive and approach shot.
But it never materialised, as the Englishman bogeyed 15 and hit the water on 18 with his second approach shot, either side of a slight reprieve having birdied 17.
Lane, who began one shot behind overnight leader Golding, produced a stunning four iron approach shot from 175 yards to six inches on the 17th hole to give himself a two shot cushion over the Englishman going into the final hole.
An incredible approach shot left him a little less than 10 feet below the hole, and he had a great chance at forcing a playoff with Els.
The 22-year-old holed her approach shot from 177 yards to eagle the par-four 18th, the first sudden-death play-off hole, at Helsinki Golf Club to see off the challenge of Denmark's Iben Tinning.
He put his approach shot on the fifth to 15ft and holed it, then tapped in at the next following a superb approach shot.
But the world No 1 held her nerve and hit her approach shot to within a couple of feet of the hole at the last for a real grandstand finish.