non·​golf·​er ˌnän-ˈgäl-fər How to pronounce nongolfer (audio)
 sometimes  -ˈgəl-
: a person who is not a golfer
No one who has written about golf has been more successful at describing to a nongolfer the intensity of concentration the game requires.Robert R. Harris

Examples of nongolfer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That way there's something for everyone, even the nongolfers. Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 31 Mar. 2023 To join Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club, for example, there’s a $150,000 membership fee for golfers or a $75,000 fee for nongolfers. Beth Decarbo, WSJ, 14 Feb. 2019 The Cradle is at the forefront of a trend to give golfers, nongolfers and those in between quicker, more enticing ways to experience the game. John Paul Newport, WSJ, 31 May 2018 These days, even nongolfers have no reason to miss out. John Paul Newport, WSJ, 31 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nongolfer was in 1858

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Cite this Entry

“Nongolfer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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