A hook is when a golf ball curves sharply in the air from right to left for a right-handed golfer, and left to right for a left-handed golfer.
A slice is when a golf ball curves significantly in the air from left to right for a right-handed golfer, and right to left for a left-handed golfer.
A draw is when a golf ball spins from right to left, but it does so more subtly than a hook.
A fade is when a golf ball spins from left to right, but it does so more subtly than a hook.
A pull is when a right-handed golfer hits a golf ball that goes directly left of the target, and directly right of the target for a left-handed player.
A push is when a right-handed golfer hits a golf ball that goes directly right of the target, and directly left of the target for a left-handed player.
A straight shot does not curve right or left and travels on a single line.
A high shot occurs when the golf ball travels up in the air significantly. High shots can help a golfer hit over physical impediments like tall trees.
A medium-level shot occurs when the ball travels at an average height, not too high or too low.
A low shot means the golf ball does not travel up in the air, but instead travels closer to the ground.
A golfer hits a knockdown shot when trying to fly the golf ball lower and a shorter distance than normal. A knockdown is a good shot to hit when dealing with wind, as the ball's direction and distance won't be impacted the lower it travels in the air.
A stinger is a type of golf shot that a player hits with a fairway wood or long iron, which sends the ball piercing through the air on a low trajectory. A stinger causes the golf ball to roll out upon hitting the ground.
A golf ball balloons when it travels high in the air, seemingly floating, but travels a short distance relative to the ball's height.