ball-striker

noun

ball-strik·​er
plural ball-strikers
: 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
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

Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ball-striker was in 1977

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“Ball-striker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ball-striker. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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