shotgun start


Definition of shotgun start

: 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

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Registration and continental breakfast starts at 7 a.m. There will be a rules review at 7:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The format for the event is Captain’s Choice Scramble. Gabrielle Copeland Schoeffield,, "West Carroll: ‘One More Round for George’ golf tournament to benefit history museum; ‘Pumpkin People’ coming to Taneytown," 2 Sep. 2019 Registration and putting contest begin at 10 a.m. There is a four-person scramble shotgun start. Phil Jensen, The Mercury News, "Sports briefs," 22 Aug. 2019 The golf outing is set for a shotgun start at 9 a.m. July 19, at Coppertop at Cherokee Hills Golf Club, 5740 Center Road (Route 303), in Valley City. Rich Heileman,, "Alumni golf fundraiser links with BHS All-Class Reunion: Around The Town," 28 June 2019 The event begins with breakfast and registration at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The outing also includes lunch and golfing contests that include prizes. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Community news: Crisis Center sets charity golf outing," 5 July 2018 Check-in is at 11:30 a.m., a shotgun start follows at 1 p.m. and festivities continue with an awards dinner after the tournament. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Senior Citizens hold ‘Senior Prom”," 2 Aug. 2019 Check-in is at 11:30 a.m., a shotgun start follows at 1 p.m. and festivities continue with an awards dinner after the tournament. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Volunteers repair trails at Gonzalez Canyon," 22 July 2019 The event will have a shotgun start at noon at Twin Hills Country Club, 700 Wolf Swamp Road., "Community News For The Windsor Locks Edition," 2 July 2019 The four-man scramble begins at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start., "Athletic Boosters take over Avon Lake Beer Fest: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 28 June 2019

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1958, in the meaning defined above

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