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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I didn't expect to lead but I focused on hitting it on the fairway and then making the most of my approach shots and birdie chances,' said Rates.
Almost without exception, they try to hit their approach shots the maximum possible yardage rather than the average length of the shot they are playing.
The Lahore-based 36-year-old Masih, whose participation on MENA Tour is sponsored by Techaccess, hit his approach shots close to the pin but failed to convert birdie opportunities on some holes including the last where his putt from five feet lipped out.
Starting from the 10th, Luiten covered the back nine in 35 before coming home in 33 thanks largely to some brilliant approach shots.
Apart from the 18th hole, Scott found every fairway with his driver, and set himself up perfectly with low yardage approach shots.
With heavy rough throughout the layout, finding the fairway off the tee will be crucial, because holding approach shots on the greens when hitting from the long grass will be extremely difficult.
Three times Westwood almost holed approach shots in his bid to turn the form that has seen him finished second, third and third in his last three Majors into another victory.
TWO superb approach shots clinched a triple success for Nuneaton senior Harry Adderley in a competition at The Wychwood in Oxfordshire.
Jerry Kelly, who is leading the tournament with a threeround total of 200,and playing partners Ernie Els and Kevin Na had just hit their approach shots into the first green when they were sent back to the clubhouse.
Woods was hitting his approach shots from the fairway.
Highly talented players can take seemingly routine approach shots on the run and turn them into disguised drop shots.
The smallish green is protected by a bunker front-left and a mound on the right that can kick approach shots toward the green - or into the slough.