short game


the aspect of golf considered in relation to the ability of a player to hit medium or short shots, as chip shots, pitch shots, and putts, with accuracy.Compare long game(def 1).
a card game in which not all cards in the pack are dealt before play.Compare long game(def 2).

Origin of short game

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019