Meaning of pitch and run in English:

pitch and run


  • A pitch shot with a lower trajectory and no backspin, so that the ball runs forward on landing.

    ‘If you watch the pros, you'll see that before they hit a pitch and run, most of them walk up to the point halfway between the ball and the hole.’
    • ‘Notable too is that most greens are steeply banked on one side, usually guarding some angle of approach, with few opportunities for pitch and run.’
    • ‘But he played a delightful pitch and run third that finished three metres away.’
    • ‘They will be very large greens affording the chance to practice floating shots on to them, pitch and run shots, bunker shots, whatever, as long as they all cover virtually every way of getting on to the green and nearest the flag.’