a game in which clubs with wooden or metal heads are used to hit a small, white ball into a number of holes, usually 9 or 18, in succession, situated at various distances over a course having natural or artificial obstacles, the object being to get the ball into each hole in as few strokes as possible.
a word used in communications to represent the letter G.
to play golf.
- golfer, noun
- non·golf·er, noun
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How to use golf in a sentence
When President Obama golfed with the Speaker, it was a staged event.
He also ran Roulette Records and golfed on occasion with Sammy Davis, Jr.Jersey’s True-Life Tony Soprano: Meet the DeCavalcante Crime Family | Michael Daly | June 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He played basketball, golfed and fished with men and men only.
He had golfed all his life from the time when he first knew that he was alive.The Spirit of the Links | Henry Leach
We posterity are of another golfing world completely from that in which those early champions of St. Andrews lived and golfed.The Happy Golfer | Henry Leach
When they golfed she had a delightful way of making her conversation from green to green into a sort of serial.The Sins of the Children | Cosmo Hamilton
There were so many sets—those who yachted, danced, and golfed; those who danced and golfed; and those who merely golfed.The Blower of Bubbles | Arthur Beverley Baxter
During this summer I golfed very determinedly, buoyed up by the vain hope of becoming a first-class player—a "scratch" man.Ranching, Sport and Travel | Thomas Carson
British Dictionary definitions for golf (1 of 2)
a game played on a large open course, the object of which is to hit a ball using clubs, with as few strokes as possible, into each of usually 18 holes
(as modifier): a golf bag
(intr) to play golf
British Dictionary definitions for Golf (2 of 2)
communications a code word for the letter g
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