lob wedge

noun

golf
: a wedge that has a clubface with a very high degree of loft (typically 60°) and that is used especially for hitting short, high shots from close to the green
He laid open his lob wedge so that it was almost flat on the ground and hit a soft, high cut that looked like it might go in the hole for a three on the fly.Michael Bamberger and Alan Shipnuck, The Swinger, 2011
also : a shot hit with a lob wedge
Proof of her improved short game lies in shots like the 95-yard lob wedge she hit close for a birdie on the 72nd hole at last year's Evian Masters to tie for second. Pete McDaniel, Golf Digest, March 2011

Word History

First Known Use

1990, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lob wedge was in 1990

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“Lob wedge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lob%20wedge. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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