Definition of approach shot in English:

approach shot


  • A stroke which sends the ball from the fairway on to or nearer the green.

    • ‘As we concluded a particularly competitive match one of our opponents hit an approach shot over a green into a palmetto bush.’
    • ‘He'd walk halfway to the green sizing up an approach shot.’
    • ‘On the first hole, I hit my approach shot to 15 feet.’
    • ‘A well-struck wedge can help you save par or bogey when your approach shot misses the green.’
    • ‘When I'm hitting an approach shot, I want to know how far it is to the front of the green, how far it is to the pin, and how far behind the pin I can go without hitting it off the green.’