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Dogleg Left

Meaning A golf hole with a fairway that has a bend to the left
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Dogleg left is a golf term for a hole with a fairway that bends to the left and obscures the green from the tee. The name comes from the resemblance of the bend of the fairway to a dog's ankle area.

A dogleg left course makes a hole more challenging than a direct line-of-sight hole. It forces the golfer to take more shots and hit the ball more strategically. The term may also appear as "dogleg right" for a hole bending to the right instead of the left. If it bends twice, it is called "double dogleg."

"That bogey on the dogleg left did me in."
Updated October 13, 2016

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