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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
golf
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a boxing/tennis/golf etc champion
▪ The show will be opened by the former world boxing champion, Chris Eubank.
a football/tennis/golf etc club
▪ There’s a football club for the young people in the area.
a golf/swimming/tennis championship
▪ the Women's Golf Championship
a tennis/cricket/golf/rugby etc ball
▪ She was practising hitting golf balls.
crazy golf
golf ball
golf club
golf course
golf links
miniature golf
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
crazy
▪ Other activities: Fishing, tennis, crazy golf are all available.
good
▪ It is a must if you are to play good golf, and I suggest you learn it.
▪ Stark made another swing, and I closed my eyes and listened for the sounds of good golf.
▪ In fact, his colleagues know that if Levi is challenging, they had better play their best golf.
▪ The best of your countrymen have become good golf robots, outstanding golf robots, all swinging the club the same way.
▪ They have gone up somewhat since then, but Aberdovey still represents some of the best value golf in Britain.
▪ Stick with that idea of hearing the lovely sounds of good golf.
▪ If you would also like to play better golf then send for his brochure.
▪ Yet it is equally ludicrous for a city to ask its taxpayers to subsidize a private good such as golf.
local
▪ Seated on one of the barstools nearby was Mr Finlayson, the greenkeeper at the local golf course.
▪ Both the north and south coasts can be reached for day trips. Local Amenities: golf, fishing, walking.
▪ He helped to reorganize the local golf course so that students could play legally and cheaply.
▪ Most in the occult would be at home in your local golf club.
▪ Nearby, a local golf course offers special rates to course members.
▪ For further details on the Wilson range for ladies, contact your local golf professional.
miniature
▪ I grew up a connoisseur of pavilions and winter gardens and miniature golf courses.
▪ Bill says on the last visit to her Outer Banks cottage, he and Ann played miniature golf and discussed biotechnology.
▪ That's why they had torn down the children's hospital to make room for the miniature golf course.
▪ The Gores and the Clintons played miniature golf.
professional
▪ Beautifully located on the seafront at Hythe with a resident professional and golf lessons available.
▪ Almost every person who plays follows professional golf with something approaching befuddlement.
▪ They have been learning that professional golf is primarily a numbers game.
▪ My uncle, Ramon Sota, was playing professional golf and so were all my brothers.
▪ When you play professional golf you lose the ability to play simply for fun.
▪ He said professional golf was too financially-what word did he use?-insecure.
▪ He always associated professional golf with money.
round
▪ I played a round of golf in a group which included Prost and Mansell.
▪ I meet him regularly at charity events and we have had many a round of golf together.
▪ T: No, stay and have a round of golf!!!
▪ But you just watch Nick Faldo play a round of golf in a Major, no-one does it better.
▪ He enjoyed a round of golf and playing cricket for the village and that was about it.
▪ I did a few odds and ends in the garden on Saturday, played a round of golf on Sunday morning.
▪ However, one admiral arrived on the scene a little too early for a round of golf.
■ NOUN
bag
▪ An integral elasticated cord and clip is provided to attach the NU-GRIP to your golf bag.
▪ He looked at my golf bag.
▪ So lugging a heavy golf bag around for hours and having to keep his mouth shut is doubly daunting for him.
ball
▪ But with being a keen golfer, I developed a keen eye for a golf ball and a distance.
▪ A 3-ounce roll is the size of a golf ball.
▪ Hernias vary in size from a golf ball to a football and can strike at any age.
▪ I accept that a golf ball is inanimate.
▪ Reunion Tower, a downtown landmark, looks like a giant, electric golf ball on 50-story tee.
▪ It can detect a steel sphere half the size of a golf ball, at a range of 70 yards.
▪ This is the finest turf on which I have ever struck a golf ball.
cart
▪ He arrives driving a golf cart with two personal assistants who will never leave his side.
▪ They climbed into the car and she took off at maximum golf cart speed.
▪ In many cases a golf cart is included, and some packages add a free beer after the round!
▪ Whoever invented the golf cart deserves an honored place in the annals of sport.
▪ He used to hate golf carts.
▪ As far as we know, nobody ever pulled a drive-by shooting from a golf cart.
▪ Bateman and his crew tried to herd the geese themselves, as if they were cowboys on golf carts.
▪ Another problem is golfers are using golf carts, and they often must drive among the crowd between tees and greens.
club
▪ Why do golf clubs not give pitch repairers away free?
▪ And they could be rejected by fancy golf clubs.
▪ What better forum for conspicuous consumption than the locker-room or the golf club car-park?
Club theft: Bishop Auckland police would like to hear from anyone offered golf clubs for sale following thefts over the weekend.
▪ This is when they were first married, and my father went out and joined a golf club.
▪ Wisley, which opened in September last year, claims to be Britain's first syndicated golf club.
▪ Then another gendarme ran up and joined the attack, using a steel golf club.
course
▪ There, the model home styles are named after lakes, springs and, more recently, famous golf courses.
▪ We continued our drive, away from the golf course and to-ward the sea.
▪ Environmentalists have declared war on the golf course.
▪ Even the golf course, visible ahead, was a splendid sight.
▪ Friends of the Earth want more protection, claiming golf courses distort the environment.
▪ Here were the hazards a golf course ought to have: a sense of hazard itself, j sense of mortality.
▪ A four-star hotel with its own championship golf course set in a hidden world of parkland, forest and lakes.
▪ Replacing a viable watershed will serve this desert city better than creating another golf course or housing development.
game
▪ He told her about Tommy and the weekly golf games.
▪ I was happy with my golf game.
▪ He needed a golf game, he needed Loulse.
▪ This is the week it all started for Peter Jacobsen last year, when his golf game pulled up alongside his personality.
pro
▪ The status of the golf pro was elevated from serfdom to secular divinity in 20 years.
▪ Seasoned golf pros have learned to adjust for abnormal strength when they are charged up.
▪ Which is why the majority of golf pros insist on GORE-TEX fabric.
▪ Something the wife of a golf pro would wear to a barbecue celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary.
swing
▪ Perhaps the most crucial part of the golf swing is the change of directions at the top of the backswing.
▪ Because the instructors are experts in a narrow area, the golf swing.
▪ Left forearm rotation does so many things in the golf swing.
▪ Just as tension spoils the golf swing, the fear of losing our job becomes paralyzing and makes the loss more likely.
▪ On the other hand, that is not an obvious conclusion from the dynamics of the golf swing.
▪ A minute later, Harrick was showing off his golf swing.
▪ Your first priority is to identify exactly what it is you are trying to achieve with your golf swing.
▪ There are about 247 things you need to do correctly to execute a proper golf swing.
tournament
▪ A golf tournament with royal patronage was too good an opportunity for a publicity-minded company to miss.
▪ Fees to play in the golf tournament are $ 325 per person or $ 1, 300 per foursome, Bertino said.
▪ The prized antlers were awarded to Sir Robin after a victory in the Treasury's golf tournament.
▪ In Tucson, January golf tournaments do the trick.
▪ I'd fight wherever there was a fairground booth near a golf tournament - and that was quite often.
▪ Imagine a single golf tournament stretched over that time.
▪ When Jack Nicklaus plays in a golf tournament, do you think he is playing under the same conditions as everybody else?
▪ Wiggins raises the money with a charity golf tournament each June.
■ VERB
build
▪ And if they build a golf course, it will use up to a million gallons of water a day.
▪ San Diego has hosted fairs and festivals, built zoos and golf courses, preserved beaches and mountain refuges.
▪ Do you build a golf course and make what could be one of the best courses in the world?
▪ Included in the sale was the 90-acre amusement park with restaurant, hotel, conference building and golf course.
enjoy
▪ He is married with three young children and enjoys golf, football, gardening and the theatre.
▪ Now 25, Jane does not pretend to have reached the point where she is back enjoying her golf.
▪ He enjoyed a round of golf and playing cricket for the village and that was about it.
hit
▪ Has Anderson ever been hit by a golf ball?
▪ When he hits an errant golf shot, or makes a mental error on the course, he gets aggravated.
include
▪ As well as tennis, other recreations include riding, golf and squash.
▪ Y., a range of activities, including golf, boating and fishing are offered in addition to horseback riding.
▪ The event also includes a golf tournament, banquet and barbecue, all featuring the Olympians.
▪ Her interests include golf, swimming and reading.
▪ Other sports on offer include tennis, mini golf and horseriding.
▪ Sporting and leisure facilities include golf, tennis, riding, restaurants, bars, nightclubs.
▪ Roy is currently organising a day which will include golf and mountain biking in the Trossachs.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
football/golf etc widow
▪ My wife has been a golf widow for the last 30 years.
▪ You've all heard of golf widows.
golf/opera etc nut
tennis/golf/swimming etc professional
▪ Barry Wood reports Pam Shriver has always been one of the most colourful tennis professionals.
▪ For further details on the Wilson range for ladies, contact your local golf professional.
▪ From the inter-war years a small number of tennis professionals played tournaments in the United States.
▪ He was, as golf professionals had been for a hundred years, a serf.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Adam Sandler stars as a hockey nut who becomes a professional golfer, turning golf tournaments into goof tournaments.
▪ Hernias vary in size from a golf ball to a football and can strike at any age.
▪ I made the putt for a birdie, the longest putt I had made in two weeks of golf.
▪ Local Activities: walks, horse-riding, tennis, golf, cycling.
▪ Other sporting activities available include: mini golf and bowling.
▪ Planned during the boom years of the late 1980s, it was to be the golf development parexcellence.
▪ So lugging a heavy golf bag around for hours and having to keep his mouth shut is doubly daunting for him.
▪ They put the detention basin in the golf course.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Golf

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. Club, Globe.] 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.]
--Strutt.

Golf

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.
--Kipling.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
golf

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]

golf

c.1800, golf (n.). Related: Golfed; golfing.

Wiktionary
golf

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.

WordNet
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]

golf

v. play golf

Gazetteer
Golf, FL -- U.S. village in Florida
Population (2000): 230
Housing Units (2000): 146
Land area (2000): 0.829778 sq. miles (2.149116 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.013807 sq. miles (0.035761 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.843585 sq. miles (2.184877 sq. km)
FIPS code: 26550
Located within: Florida (FL), FIPS 12
Location: 26.504264 N, 80.104759 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Golf, FL
Golf
Golf, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
Population (2000): 451
Housing Units (2000): 158
Land area (2000): 0.444558 sq. miles (1.151400 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.444558 sq. miles (1.151400 sq. km)
FIPS code: 30328
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 42.057562 N, 87.791995 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Golf, IL
Golf
Wikipedia
Golf (disambiguation)

Golf is a sport.

Golf or GOLF may also refer to:

Golf (billiards)

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 (card game)

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 (1980 video game)

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.

Golf (1984 video game)

is a sports-simulation video game released in 1984 for the NES. The golfer is a mustached man who resembles Mario.

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 (film)

Golf is a 1922 American silent comedy film featuring Oliver Hardy. The film has been released on DVD.

Golf (patience)

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 (1995 video game)

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

Golf is a club and ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.

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.