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GOLF TERMS LETTER U



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UNCOCK
To straighten the wrists in the downswing.

UNDERCLUBBING
Using a club that does not give the needed distance

UNDERSPIN
Same as backspin.

UNPLAYABLE LIE
A lie in which the ball is impossible to play such as in a thicket of trees.

UP
A shot reaching at least as far as the hole.

UP
A specified number of strokes you are ahead of your opponent in match play.

UP AND DOWN
Getting out of trouble or out of a hazard and into the hole.

UPRIGHT SWING
A swing that carries the club head more directly backward and upward from the ball.

USGA
United States Golf Association.