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1A small hard ball used in the game of golf, typically made of dimpled white latex.
- ‘No man alive could hit a golf ball as good as I hit it that whole week.’
- ‘Dawson believes what's got to be done is some form of regulation of the golf ball.’
- ‘The final test is to roll a golf ball in a number of directions across the green.’
- ‘He hadn't struck a golf ball for at least three years.’
- ‘She glanced back down and saw that the red golf ball had indeed moved.’
- ‘I couldn't hit a golf ball without biting the collar of my shirt to keep my head in place.’
- ‘I could always hit a golf ball but I never really knew what the game was all about.’
- ‘Golf writer Matt Cross said if hit by a stray golf ball, the victim could sue the golfer.’
- ‘I raised my head to see him swing again and again and send the golf ball from the rough onto the fairway.’
- ‘He did become one of the first people to hit a golf ball in the new millennium by hitting a tee shot off his friend's patio shortly after midnight.’
- ‘Neighbours would use it for knocking a golf ball around.’
- ‘A golf ball on average is a perfect sphere, but it does not fly like one.’
- ‘If you don't care whether you lose a golf ball, you won't stay committed to the shot.’
- ‘That golf hole is the reason the golf ball needs to be changed.’
- ‘The measure of accuracy used in the present study for each golf shot was the distance in feet between the golf ball and the pin.’
- ‘It isn't a good bathing beach, but is much used for walking, including of dogs, and picnics and knocking the odd golf ball about.’
- ‘Gone are the days when the inside of a high-end golf ball included yards of rubber-band windings.’
- ‘He has failed so far to deliver on the early promise of his professional career but he is undoubtedly a high-class striker of a golf ball.’
- ‘A golfer badly slices a golf ball, which heads toward the rough, but then bounces off a tree and into the cup for a hole in one.’
- ‘Try standing at the other side of a golf ball the next time you're on the fairway; it opens up a whole new vista.’
- 1.1 A small metal globe used in some electric typewriters to carry the type.
- ‘I don't know the precise technical specifications of the IBM Selectric Composer at that date, nor the availability of custom golfballs.’
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