Recent Examples of golf from the Web
Mar-a-Lago 2018 contains amusingly golf-ball-size notes of sour cherries, intermingled with predominant notes of private-plane fuselage, grass clippings, and Florida lemons.
Tiger Woods, whose return to competitive golf this season has been better than many anticipated, has not yet committed.
Her love of travel and golf took her around the world.
That would be great!) BengalBoy, Pogo and myself had a golf-course discussion Friday over whether Cincinnati has the worst sports teams of any town in America.
Only a sophomore, Epstein hopes to play Division 1 golf in college.
ClubCorp, meanwhile, owns or operates more than 200 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs and alumni clubs in 27 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries, according to its website.
On Friday, four senior citizens preferred talking in the clubhouse to golf.
Such is the sense of frustration in Berlin that one senior German official quipped perhaps the chancellor should take up golf to get closer to Trump.
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This is a game in which a player using special clubs attempts to sink a small ball into each of the nine or 18 successive holes on an outdoor course, using as few strokes as possible. Golf developed in Scotland as early as the 15th century; the courses were originally fields that herds of sheep had clipped short in their characteristic grazing style. Golf balls, originally made of wood, are now made of hard rubber. Clubs are known by the traditional names of “irons” and “woods”; today irons are more likely made of stainless steel than iron, and the heads of woods are usually made of metal such as steel or titanium instead of wood.
Origin and Etymology of golf
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of Golf
First Known Use of golf
GOLF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of golf for English Language Learners
: an outdoor game in which players use special clubs (called golf clubs) to try to hit a small ball with as few strokes as possible into each of 9 or 18 holes
GOLF Defined for Kids
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