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LAG
To putt the ball with the intention leaving it short to ensure being able to hole out on the next stroke

LATERAL HAZARD
Any hazard running parallel to the line of play

LAY UP
To play a shorter shot than normally might be attempted. Would be done to achieve a good lie short of a hazard rather than trying to hit the green in one less shot.

LAYOUT
The manner in which the holes are placed on the golf course when designed.

LEADER BOARD
Sign where scores are posted during a tournament.

LIE
The position in which the ball rests on the ground. The lie can be good or bad in terms of the nature of ground where is rests, the slope, and the level of difficulty in playing it. The number of strokes a player is to have played during the hole.

LINE
The correct path of a putt to the hole when putting. Also when on the fairway, the correct direction in which the ball to be played toward the putting green.

LINE UP
To study the green in order to determine how the putt should be played.

LINKS
Originally meaning a seaside course, it is now used to mean any golf course

LINKSMAN
A golfer.

LIP
The top rim of the hole or cup

LOB SHOT
A shot that goes straight up and comes almost straight down with very little spin or forward momentum. Useful when there is not much green to play to

LOCAL RULES
A set of rules for a club determined by the members.

LOFT
The elevation of the ball in the air. Also means the angle at which the club face is set from the vertical and is used to lift the ball into the air. It is measured precisely as the angle between the face and a line parallel to the shaft.

LOFTER
An obsolete highly-lofted club that was the predecessor of the Niblick.

LONG GAME
Shots hit with the woods and long irons.

LONG IRONS
The relatively straight-face and longer hitting irons.

LOOSE IMPEDIMENTS
Any natural object that is not fixed or growing. This can include loose stones, twigs, branches, molehills, dung, worms and insects

LOW BALL AND TOTAL
A four-ball team bet in which the best ball of each team wins a point and the lowest total of the partners wins another point

LPGA
The Ladies' Professional Golf Association.