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Last Updated: Oct 31, 2023

Golf Terms: Up and Down

If you hit a chip shot close to the hole and then make the putt, it's called an "up and down".

Written By: Zach Gollwitzer

Posted in: Golf Terms

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Term Overview

A brief overview of the term including definition, usage, origins, helpful visuals.

definition

When you miss the green on the approach shot, you'll have a chip shot. If you hit that chip shot close to the hole and then make the putt, it's called an "up and down". Another term for this is "scrambling". You might hear someone say, "Wow, he really scrambled to make that par", which means the golfer hit a challenging pitch shot or chip shot and then made a good putt.

how it's used in a sentence

Nice up and down!

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