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
References in classic literature ?
'He used to slice his approach shots. I cured him.'
Superal, the reigning Order of Merit champion of the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour, found the rolling par-72 layout with sleek putting surface to her liking, hitting it straight off the mound and producing superb approach shots that set up a number of birdie chances, six of which she drilled in inside 12 feet.
'You have to be precise with your approach shots to get a chance for birdies,' said Superal.
What impressed the experts was his superb and accurate hitting off the tees and skillful and deft approach shots from the fairways.
Misfired drives and errors on approach shots can hit you at anytime and punish you," said Van der Valk.
Misfired drives and errors on approach shots can hit you at any time and punish you,' said Van der Valk.
My approach shots were my biggest advantage today though I hit a couple of bad shots off the tee.
Garcia, 33-1 at the outset, needed 13 shots at the 15th hole, tying for the highest score on any hole in Masters history, dumping five approach shots into the greenside water.
He was accurate and long off the tees, a crisp hitter when it came to approach shots and his putting was amazingly error free.
"The approach shots into 16 and 18 were sensational.
They can see distances for drives and approach shots at-a-glance and then analyse their strokes in TomTom MySports after the game.
Both players missed the green on the first hole, which was playing as a long par four in the opening round, with their approach shots rolling down a steep slope onto the adjacent 18th fairway.