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best ball

Syllabification: best ball

Definition of best ball in English:

noun

Golf
The better score at a hole of two or more players competing as a team: [as modifier]: a best-ball match
More example sentences
  • Play just two balls this time for nine holes, but instead of playing the best ball, play the worst.
  • For non-golfing readers (if there are any), this means that all team members tee off, then the best ball is chosen and all players hit from that spot, and so on.
  • Each of the three non-imaginary players gets Mrs. M. as a partner in one six-hole best-ball match against the other two, who play as a team, and everybody plays off Mrs. M's handicap, which is zero.

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