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Tight Lie

Meaning A golf ball laying directly on the ground
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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."

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"His tee shot resulted in a tight lie just short of the green."
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Updated September 29, 2016

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