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Hit the ball deliberately to a lesser distance than possible, typically in order to avoid a hazard.‘the conservative thing to do was lay up and settle for a five’
- ‘And he rather sensibly played safe on the 18th by laying up short of the water and salvaging his winning par with an 88-yard wedge shot and a 12-foot putt.’
- ‘If you're naturally daring, then laying up on a par 5 can be more detrimental to your psyche - and score - than going for it.’
- ‘If you are facing a difficult tee shot on a long or tough par 3, consider pulling out your most comfortable club and laying up.’
- ‘In fact, I laid up on every par 5 but still made a birdie each time.’
- ‘I debated with my caddie, Stevie, about laying up.’
- ‘I hit my drive in the fairway, laid up with a 7-iron, then hit a wedge to the back fringe.’
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