Crossword clues for golf
- Stay on course?
- Game for some Sunday drivers
- Greg Norman's game
- Faldo's game
- Chen's game
- Trevino's game
- Game for Zarley and Zoeller
- Palmer's game
- Game on the greens
- Tom Watson's forte
- "A good walk spoiled": Twain
- Country-club sport
- Hubert Green's forte
- Player's forte
- Fuzzy Zoeller's forte
- John Cook's game
- Use an iron, e.g.
- Tom Watson's game
- Hubie Green's game
- Fun for Ford
- Course game
- Pro-am game
- The Masters game
- "A good walk spoiled," said Twain
- Game on a green
- Miniature ___
- Driving passion?
- Play a round
- Make the rounds?
- Sport with woods and Woods
- Play Pebble Beach, say
- It's full of holes and traps
- Green activity
- Sport that's been called "a good walk spoiled"
- "An expensive way of playing marbles," per G. K. Chesterton
- See 29-Down
- Club game
- A game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes
- The object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Golf \Golf\ (g[o^]lf), n. [D. kolf club or bat, also a Dutch
game played in an inclosed area with clubs and balls; akin to
G. kolben club, but end, Icel. k?lfr tongue of a bell. bolt,
Sw. kolf bolt, dart, but end, Dan. kolv bolt, arrow. Cf.
A game played with a small ball and a bat or club crooked at
the lower end. He who drives the ball into each of a series
of small holes in the ground and brings it into the last hole
with the fewest strokes is the winner. [Scot.]
Golf \Golf\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Golfed; p. pr. & vb. n. Golfing.] To play at golf.
Last mystery of all, he learned to golf.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-15c., Scottish gouf, usually taken as an alteration of Middle Dutch colf, colve "stick, club, bat," from Proto-Germanic *kulth- (cognates: Old Norse kolfr "clapper of a bell," German Kolben "mace, club"). The game is from 14c., the word is first mentioned (along with fut-bol) in a 1457 Scottish statute on forbidden games. Golf ball attested from 1540s. Despite what you read on the Internet, "golf" is not an acronym. Golf widow is from 1890.\n\nOh! who a golfer's bride would be,\n
Fast mated with a laddie\n
Who every day goes out to tee\n
And with him takes the caddie.\n
["The Golf Widow's Lament," in "Golf," Oct. 31, 1890]
c.1800, golf (n.). Related: Golfed; golfing.
n. 1 (context sports English) A ball game played by individuals competing against one another in which the object is to hit a ball into each of a series of (usually 18 or nine) holes in the minimum number of strokes. 2 The letter ''G'' in the ICAO spelling alphabet. vb. (cx intransitive English) To play the game of golf.
n. a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes [syn: golf game]
v. play golf
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Golf is a sport.
Golf or GOLF may also refer to:
Golf billiards (also referred to as simply golf in clear context, and sometimes called golf pool or golf pocket billiards) is a pocket billiards game usually played for money. Unlike the majority of such games, it allows more than two people to play without compromises or rule changes. The game borrows concepts from the outdoor game of golf, which is historically related to the cue sports. It is usually played on 10–foot or 12–foot snooker tables as their size and structure are more appropriate (even in billiard halls in the United States where it is in fact more popular than snooker itself, according to the Billiard Congress of America).
Golf (also known as Polish Polka, Polish Poker, Turtle, Hara Kiri, Poison, or Crazy Nines) is a card game where players try to earn the lowest number of points (as in golf, the sport) over the course of nine deals (or "holes" to further use golfing terminology). It is a game for four or more players using a double-deck of 108 cards, and has little in common with its solitaire cousin.
Golf is a 1980 video game for the Atari 2600 based on the sport of the same name. The game was developed and published by Atari. In this game, one or two players can play nine holes of golf. It was rereleased on Microsoft's Game Room online service on November 10, 2010.
The player one character wears a white shirt and shoes with blue pants and uses a white ball, while the player two character wears a red shirt and shoes with black pants and uses a red ball.
Golf is a 1922 American silent comedy film featuring Oliver Hardy. The film has been released on DVD.
Golf is a Patience card game where players try to earn the lowest number of points (as in golf, the sport) over the course of nine deals (or " holes," also borrowing from golf terminology). It has a tableau of 35 face-up cards and a higher ratio of skill to luck than most other solitaire card games.
Golf, known in Japan as , is a golf video game that was released within months of the Virtual Boy console's launch. Golf was developed and published by T&E Soft in Japan and published by Nintendo in North America. It was directed by Tadashi Nakatsuji and its sound specialist was Ken Kojima. The game uses standard golf rules and is set in the fictional 18-hole Papillion Golf & Country Club. Hazards include water, sand traps, trees, and deep rough grass, and players can choose their club and various aspects of the club's swing, including speed, direction, stance, swing power, and the ball impact point. The direction the ball will go in is determined by these things as well as the speed and direction of the wind. It is displayed in the Virtual Boy's standard red and black color scheme with 3D effects by use of a 3D processor. It was met with critical praise for its controls and physics and mixed reviews for its graphics. Nintendo Power called it the third best Virtual Boy release of its year.
Golf is one of the few ball games that do not require a standardized playing area. The game is played on a course with an arranged progression of either nine or 18 holes. Each hole on the course must contain a tee box to start from, and a putting green containing the actual cup. There are other standard forms of terrain in between, such as the fairway, rough, and hazards, but each hole on a course is unique in its specific layout and arrangement.
Golf is played for the lowest number of strokes by an individual, known as stroke play, or the lowest score on the most individual holes in a complete round by an individual or team, known as match play. Stroke play is the most commonly seen format at all levels.
Usage examples of "golf".
So preoccupied was she with her ailing employer that she failed to notice when Damp hauled a large golf umbrella out of the stand by the door and started to wave it purposefully around.
Uit de baren eener schuimende zee van gaas verrees een ruw, als uit wit marmer gehouwen kruis, waaraan een slanke witte vrouw zich in doodsgevaar vastklampte, terwijl haar voeten door een tulle golf werden oversproeid.
She caught a glimpse of the Roman aqueduct and the massive ramparts of the Crusader City, and then she was following the old coastal road past the Dan Caesarea Hotel with its 18-hole golf course secured behind a perimeter of high fence and concertina barbed wire.
The big blobby thing practising golf swings with the Jabberwock is a Krell, and that rhino over there is Rataxis.
Nelson Bookman got almost all that new water made possible by the dam going into that beanfield acreage you been buying up over on the west side for a golf course ever since the 1935 water compact killed all the little farmers over there.
The rest of us are taken to the Cercle Sportif, which is sort of a golf club, with a place where the frogs jump horses over fences.
Tommy McCulloch lives past Golf Road at the other end of the village from Cheadle House, with his wife, Christeen.
Le Coq, on the other hand, is in that part of the dune country which has least historical interest, and is chiefly known as the place where the Royal Golf Club de Belgique has its course.
Out there on the golf course, with the sun shining and a soft breeze blowing, he fed them his little speeches about the emerging wonders of biotech, and the power of the cytokines manufactured by the Burnet cell line BioGen had acquired.
He laughed aloud at the thought of Dino holding the flight for a police emergency, then arriving at the airplane carrying his golf clubs.
After a couple days the glass is all steamed up and the roach has asphyxiated messlessly and Orin discards both the roach and the tumbler in separate sealed Ziplocs in the dumpster complex by the golf course up the street.
Elliott was appropriately dressed in white slacks and a light-blue polo shirt, the latter bearing the club crest-a quartered shield with palm tree rampant, engrailed crossed tennis racquets, golf clubs and a yacht, all on waves of the sea.
Flats, heels, high heels, platforms, pumps, toe shoes, slippers, clogs, sling backs, loafers, moccasins, wedgies, oxfords, saddle oxfords, sneakers, sandals, go-go boots, Beatles boots, Birkenstocks, mules, Wallabees, granny boots, thongs, flip-flops, Timberlands, desert boots, Docksiders, cycling shoes, track shoes, huaraches, scuba flippers, wing tips, riding boots, Top-siders, espadrilles, high tops, golf shoes, stilettos, bowling shoes, snowshoes, clown shoes, Capezios, spikes, orthopedics, bucks, wading boots, ballet slippers, harem slippers, Japanese geta, Mary Janes, Hush Puppies, hiking boots, sabots, tap shoes, and galoshes.
And with each kick of his fins Murdock was keenly aware of the gamma globulin shot that felt like a golf ball wedged in his right ass cheek.
In a wooden crate I find several gray, lightly greased ball hearings made of solid steel, each a little bigger than a golf ball, wrapped in oily paper.