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

Examples of shotgun start in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Friday’s shotgun start, DeChambeau was paired with Abraham Ancer and Brooks Koepka; Casey with Joaquin Niemann and Henrik Stenson; Howell III with Carlos Ortiz and Graeme McDowell; and Lahiri with Thomas Pieters and Richard Bland. Steve Gorten, Miami Herald, 5 Apr. 2024 The final pairing features a trio of major champions as Dustin Johnson (-11), Bryson DeChambeau (-11) and Jon Rahm (-9) tee it up in a marquee group off hole No. 1 at 9:46 a.m. local time (12:46 p.m. ET), 11 minutes after the shotgun start of 9:35 a.m. Jay Ginsbach, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2024 Registration is at 7 a.m. and shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Apr. 2022 Participants will enjoy a pre-round lunch before teaming up with a member of the Wings roster, coaching staff or management team for a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 14 Aug. 2023 Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the shotgun start at 9, featuring an 18-hole scramble, breakfast, lunch, beverages and team and individual awards. John S. Matuszak, cleveland, 14 Aug. 2023 The four-person scramble begins with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. cleveland, 9 Aug. 2023 Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 July 2023 Registration opens at 6:30 a.m., with shotgun start at 8 a.m. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shotgun start was in 1958

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“Shotgun start.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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