"Pin High" is a term that describes the depth to which a golfer places his or her approach shot
onto the green
. Picture the green from front to back; "pin high" means your ball comes to rest even with the pin, or flagstick
. You didn't leave the ball short, you didn't hit it long - your shot was pin high.
Pin high is often used as a kind of consolation when a golfer's direction is off. For example, your ball winds up well right or well left of the flag, "but at least you're pin high."
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"Tiger left his approach shot pin high on No. 8."
"Make sure you get the ball pin high here, if you leave it short it might roll off the green."