To hit the ball poorly
Wow, he shanked that ball right into the lake.
|Amelia Earhart||Golf shot that looks good but you can't find|
|Snowman||Golf score of 8|
|Hangman||Golf score of 9|
|Quail high||Very low golf shot|
|Worm burner||Very low golf shot|
|Nuked||Hit a golf ball a great distance|
|Nip it||Hit a golf ball cleanly|
Shank is a sports term that refers to a poorly hit ball. It is primarily used in golf when someone has a bad shot.
In golf, the term refers to when you hit the ball with any part of the club other than the face of the club. It is often the result of poor mechanics.
The term is also commonly used in American football for when a kicker or punter hits the ball badly. It usually results in a missed field goal or short punt.