Dogleg Right

What does Dogleg Right mean in Golf?

A golf hole where the fairway bends to the right

In the world of golf, a “Dogleg Right” refers to a golf hole where the fairway twists towards the right, hiding the green from the tee. This interesting name comes from the likeness of the bend to a dog’s leg.

Playing on a dogleg right hole requires the golfer to plan their shots carefully. This is because it’s trickier than a straight course where the hole is clearly visible from the tee.

You might also hear the term “dogleg left”. As you might guess, this refers to a hole where the fairway bends towards the left. And if the hole curves twice? That’s a “double dogleg”!

Example for using ‘Dogleg Right’ in a conversation

Hey, have you ever played golf on a dogleg right course? πŸŒοΈβ€β™‚οΈβ›³οΈ

Yeah, I have! It’s a course where the fairway bends to the right, right?

Exactly! It’s like a dog’s leg, hence the name dogleg right. πŸ•πŸ¦΄

Oh, got it! So, it makes the hole more challenging since you can’t see the green from the tee, right?