shotgun start

noun

Definition of shotgun start

golf
: a start of play (as in a tournament) in which groups of players tee off at the same designated time on different tees so that all groups begin their rounds simultaneously

Examples of shotgun start in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tournament registration is at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at noon. Staff Report, NOLA.com, "Clay shooting, outdoor fall fests and pumpkin patches in St. Tammany," 4 Oct. 2020 Tournament registration is at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at noon. Staff Report, NOLA.com, "Registration is underway to play youth winter basketball at Pelican Park," 27 Sep. 2020 Golf registration includes a continental breakfast, an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, and lunch following the tournament. baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carroll County Rec Sports: Golf Outings for Sept. 27, 2020," 26 Sep. 2020 The tournament will feature a shotgun start for morning and afternoon flights, hole-in-one prizes and goody bags, T-shirts and lunch for participants. Carin Schoppmeyer, Arkansas Online, "October: Ducks, dogs, golf galore," 24 Sep. 2020 Golf registration includes a continental breakfast, an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, and lunch following the tournament. baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carroll County Rec Sports: Golf Outings for Sept. 13 2020," 12 Sep. 2020 Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Gary Curreri, sun-sentinel.com, "South Florida Fair golf tournament to raise scholarship money," 4 Sep. 2020 Lunch will take place at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at noon and a banquet dinner after play. courant.com, "Community news for the Enfield Edition," 13 Aug. 2020 Golf registration includes a continental breakfast, an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, and lunch following the tournament. baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carroll County Rec Sports: Golf Outings for Aug. 30, 2020," 29 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of shotgun start

1958, in the meaning defined above

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24 Oct 2020

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“Shotgun start.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shotgun%20start. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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