One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A lawn game in which the players putt to a hole in the centre of a circle from successive points on its circumference.
- ‘His literary dreams have dwindled; he is badly in love with the director's beautiful wife; he spends hours of quiet desperation playing clock golf.’
- ‘Lasker's never failing fund of humour was much in evidence and he evidently excels at clock golf.’
- ‘All the usual attractions were there to keep young and old entertained, the ducking barrel, bottle stall, cake stall, bonny baby competition, clock golf, delicatessen stall and many others.’
- ‘To my mind, it is ‘table tennis’ which is the slightly contemptuous diminutive, like ‘clock golf’ or ‘penny football’.’
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