|Meaning||A golf hole with a fairway that has a bend to the left|
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|