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keep it inside the hole
(also "don't give the hole away") an instruction to aim the putter and/or stroke the ball inside the edge of the cup
Example: This putt has a slight break from left to right, but keep it inside the hole/don't give the hole away.
1. bounce of the ball upon landing (implies direction) 2. (also "unloading") the springing back, or releasing of stored energy, of a flexed shaft
Example: 1. I got a good kick and my ball ended up right next to the pin. 2. If one's shaft flex matches their swing speedand/or if their timing is goodthey get the benefit of the
(also "bend point, flex point") the point of maximum bending of a club's shaft, measured with the club in a horizontal position by securing the grip end of the club and hanging a standardized weight just above the club head
Example: All else being equal, a lower kick point/bend point/flex point will produce a higher trajectory and vice versa.
(also just "Kikuyu") very durable, creeping, wiry grass, originally from Africa, often used in warm, dry regions
Example: Kikuyugrass/Kikuyu is very tough grass and can be difficult to play from when long.
a tongue or flap of leather that covers the laces of some golf shoes (also could refer to the entire shoe or shoe style, not exclusive to golf)
Example: Kilties are most common on women's golf shoes these days.
another term for a sand-filled bunker
Example: Jennifer was usually very good from the kitty litter.
(also "tester") a short putt that, for whatever reason, is challenging (not a gimme)
Example: His chip shot was well played, but still left him with a knee knocker/tester.
(also "1 iron, driving iron, one iron") another term for a one iron
Example: On par 4's with tight fairways Jose frequently used the knife instead of his driver.
(also "knockdown shot, punch, punch shot, half shot") a shot played with less than a full swing, mainly to control distance, trajectory and spin
Example: A common variation on the knockdown/knockdown shot/punch/punch shot/half shot is where the hands reach shoulder height on the backswing and also finish shoulder high in the follow-through.