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Letter K - Golf Definitions, Terms, Vocabulary and Slang
K
Kick
The way the ball bounces.
Kill
To hit the ball with great force.
Knee-knocker
A putt in the three-to-four foot range that causes emotional and physical problems for the golfer. The term comes from the nervous trembling that accompanies these short putts.
Knife
The one iron.
Knife
Slang term applied to a #1 iron due to its lack of loft.
Knockdown
Term for a shot that is intentionally played to keep a ball low in the wind. It is hit with an abbreviated follow-through or by reducing the length of a backswing and playing the ball back in the stance It produces a low-trajectory, slight fade, and plenty of spin. A knockdown shot usually doesn't travel as far as a normal shot. This shot is employed when control is paramount.