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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Texas Golf Association Play Day tournament at Bentwater Country Club is Monday, July 9, at 8 a.m. The shotgun start and two-person scramble is open to men and women. Terry St. John, Houston Chronicle, "Greater Houston athletic activities listings: July 6-8," 4 July 2018 Continentalbreakfast and registration begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Fees: $150 (includes lunch and dinner). Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Sports calendar," 10 July 2018 The games begin at noon with a shotgun start and conclude with a dinner announcing the raffle winner of a car. Cynthia Fernandez,, "A sensory garden, a Beatles cover band, and a mentor program itself gets a boost," 13 July 2018 July 21 TVDSA Trisomy 21 Open Golf Tournament: Check-in at 7 a.m. and shotgun start at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 21, Eagle Hills Golf Course, 605 N. Edgewood Lane. $100 per player. Michelle Jenkins, idahostatesman, "Big July Calendar: Month is lit with fireworks, comic con and the Canyon County Fair," 28 June 2018 Second Tuesday Night Par 3 Tournament on June 12 at Memorial Park begins with a 5:30 p.m. shotgun start. Houston Chronicle, "Greater Houston athletic activities listings: June 8-10," 6 June 2018 The shotgun start will take place at 1 p.m. with a scramble format. Courant Community, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 12 June 2018 Registration starts at noon with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New Berlin and Mukwonago farmers markets open this week," 11 June 2018 There is also no doubt that Thursday ushered the shotgun start for a citywide purge and binge of emotions … in that order. Alex Prewitt,, "First Capitals Cup crystallizes end of D.C. drought," 8 June 2018

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1958, in the meaning defined above

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