Golf Glossary

 
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Takeaway
The movement of the golf club at the start of the backswing.
Target Line
An imaginary line drawn behind and through the golf ball to the point a golfer is aiming. If the golfer is planning to curve the ball, this point is the initial not the ultimate, target.
Tee Box
The area where golfers tee to start a hole.
Tempo
The speed of the swing.
Texas Wedge
A golf shot played with a putter from well off the green. It is a good shot for golfers who lack confidence in their chipping and pitching, or in extremely windy conditions.
Three-Quarter Shot
A golf shot played with a shortened backswing and lessened arm speed.
Tier
A rise or level in a green or tee.
Timing
The sequence of motions within the golf swing.
Toed Shot
Any golf shot hit off the toe of the club.
Topped Shot
A low, bouncing golf shot caused by the bottom of the golf club striking the top half of the golf ball.
Touch
A golfer's sense of feel, generally around the greens.
Trajectory
The height and angle the golf ball travels when struck.
Transition
The change of direction in the golf swing, from the backswing to the forward swing.
 
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