Dictionary of Golf Terms

Unacceptable Score Situation in which a golfer's score cannot be used for handicap adjustment for various reasons.
Under Clubbing Hitting the ball short of the target aimed at.
Under Par Taking less shots than par on a given hole or for the whole round.
Unplayable lie When ball ends up in a position from which it cannot be played, for example a bush
Up A golfer's lead in strokes or holes over an opponent.
Up and Down Means missing the green in regulation but still achieving par. Usually by playing one chip or bunker shot followed by just one putt.
Uphill Lie Where the ball comes to rest on a slope above the target.
USGA United States Golf Association - golf's governing body in the USA and Mexico.

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