- 1A game played on a large open-air course, in which a small hard ball is struck with a club into a series of small holes in the ground, the object being to use the fewest possible strokes to complete the course.
A golf course usually has 18 holes, each set in a smooth lawn (a green) separated from the others by stretches of smooth grass (fairways), rough ground, sand-filled bunkers, and other hazards. Various clubs are used to hit the ball from a tee toward the green and then putt it into the holeMore example sentences
- A man was playing a game of golf, and on hole 16, he hit the ball right into a field of buttercups.
- Another choice is a game of golf at either of the two nearby 18-hole courses.
- You'll be able to watch live premiership games, basketball, golf, cricket, and all sorts.
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- Play golf: (as noun golfing) a week’s golfingMore example sentences
- The idea behind pasture golf is golfing without all the pomp and circumstance.
- The aim of the championship golf tournament is to promote youth golfing in the region.
- He's pretty healthy, golfing almost every day, hanging out with his friends at night.
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- And the point is that no other golfer would have the same impact.
- By far the most gifted golfer of our time, perhaps of all time.
- The American is taking nothing for granted as he bids to become the first ever golfer to win all four majors in one season.
late Middle English (originally Scots): perhaps related to Dutch kolf 'club, bat', used as a term in several Dutch games; golf, however, is recorded before these games.
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