from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something that has a sharp bend, especially a road or route that bends abruptly.
- n. A sharp bend or turn: Make a dogleg at the fire station and continue south.
- n. Sports A golf hole in which the fairway is abruptly angled.
- intransitive v. To make a sharp bend or turn: The street doglegs to the left.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To bend in the shape of the hind leg of a dog.
- n. A sharp bend in the fairway (before the hole)
- n. A configuration of stairs where a flight ascends to a half landing before turning 180 degrees and continuing upwards.
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- n. a golf hole with a sharp angle in the fairway
- n. angle that resembles the hind leg of a dog
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No. 5, 555 yards, par 5: This dogleg-right par 5 is reachable in two shots by the longest hitters after carrying the fairway bunker on the inside of the dogleg from the tee.
Now the dogleg was a trigger, and the right angle at the other end sat firmly on the barrel plunger, preventing it from sliding forward.
A dogleg might be a boomerang-shaped piece of ground, a dogleg fence a zigzag of interlaced horizontal logs.
The first incident cost me $1,000 to replace the "dogleg" on the other person's car (the obscure and perversely expensive little panel between the tail end of the car and the back door).
That was the point of the dogleg at Shilshole, as well as the need to compromise and avoid putting the trail in front of the busiest businesses.
Wrote Phil, "I quipped to him, 'I hear the next stop is a tricky par four dogleg.'"
Beyond the fourth, it's possible to see forward tees on the par-4 third hole to tempt players to take it over the trees with a draw and cut off the dogleg, as Dustin Johnson did during the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Players must decide whether to take on the corner of the dogleg left or play back.
A new tee makes this hole play 45 yards longer and turned a dogleg right into a relatively straight hole, but the burn is more in play than before.
A new tee changes the angle of the hole to more of a dogleg left, with new fairway bunkers that allow players to decide whether they want a middle iron or a wedge to the green.
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