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Letter J - Golf Definitions, Terms, Vocabulary and Slang
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Jail
Where a golf ball usually lies after a hacker hits it. A place from which escape is nearly impossible. Deep rough, woods, buried lies, and other unpleasant places represent jail for a golf ball.
Jaws
The yearning chasm that is in front of the cup, when a putt stops just inches short of its intended destination. For example, "He left it right in the jaws."
Jerk
To pull a shot or putt left of the intended line. Also, a term used to describe a playing partner who pulls a shot or putts left of his intended line.
Jigger
The name of a golf club that was used in the mid-late 1800's through the early part of the 20th century that was a moderately lofted, shallow-faced, short-shafted iron club that was used especially for approach and chip shots at about 32 degrees.
Jungle
The thickest, deepest, nastiest rough on the course.
Juicy lie
A lie in the rough where the ball is sitting atop the grass, offering a clean approach.
Junior Golfer
A golfer 16 years of age and under is considered to be a junior golfer