A golf ball laying directly on the ground
His tee shot resulted in a tight lie just short of the green.
|Bare lie||A golf ball laying directly on the ground|
|Texas wedge||Putt from off the green|
|Nip it||Hit a golf ball cleanly|
|Rainmaker||High trajectory golf shot|
|Pin-seeker||Golf shot hit straight at the flagstick|
|Quail high||Very low golf shot|
|Worm burner||Very low golf shot|
|Reload||To take another shot after a bad shot|
A tight lie is a term used in golf to describe the placement of a ball close to the ground. The placement consists of the ball on a hard surface with very little grass to create space between the ball and the ground.
A tight lie can be disruptive to a golfer's swing because the ball is closer to the ground than usual. Tight lies occur more often on courses during the winter season. A tight lie may also be referred to as a "bare lie."