ball-striker

noun
ball-strik·​er
plural ball-strikers

Definition of ball-striker

: a golfer regarded for his or her ability to hit the ball squarely The 26-year-old is a solid ball-striker and seems to have graduated from the same School of Cool as Retief Goosen, which is to say, nothing seems to excite or bother him very much.— Jason Sobel, ESPN.com, 2 Jan. 2011

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ball-striking noun
At 5 feet 8 inches, Damron drives the ball with surprising power, but he has been searching for more consistency in his ball-striking. — Clifton Brown, New York Times, 13 May 2001

First Known Use of ball-striker

1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Ball-striker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ball-striker. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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