golf ball

Definitions

  • Golf ball under stone
    Golf ball under stone
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n golf ball a small hard ball used in playing golf; dimpled to reduce wind resistance
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Quotations

  • Lee Trevino
    Lee Trevino
    “There is no such thing as natural touch. Touch is something you create by hitting millions of golf balls.”
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.”
  • Jack Lemmon
    Jack Lemmon
    “If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.”

Usage

In literature:

It is the thing to take a "high-ball" after every nine holes in golf.
"As A Chinaman Saw Us" by Anonymous
One's a golf-ball, the other's more in the nature of a boot.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 15, 1914" by Various
The fact is I had bet Myra a new golf-ball that Simpson would show the baby his watch within two minutes of meeting him.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
It will be a great change from golf-balls.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 29, 1914" by Various
I took an old golf-ball from my pocket and hurled it as hard as I could at the potential destroyer of my peace.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 147, August 12, 1914" by Various
So after tea Akela and some of them went down to the man who sells bats and golf-balls, down by the tennis-courts.
"Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light" by Vera C. Barclay
He stopped abruptly, like a golf ball hitting the north side of Gibraltar.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
Carl refused golf, however; he always repeated a shabby joke about the shame of taking advantage of such a tiny ball.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
Would I make an exhibition for so many hours daily of driving golf balls in a padded room in the city?
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
They sat on a nose that could have served as a golf-ball model.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
I looked at the abstract sculpture a foot from my nose, at the clustered gray spheres the size of golf balls.
"The Big Time" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
He released his stick of bombs and the Mosquito bounced like a golf ball before the cutting edge of a driver.
"A Yankee Flier in Italy" by Rutherford G. Montgomery
Why didn't she understand about the moor and wind-swept spaces and the miracle of hitting a golf-ball?
"Years of Plenty" by Ivor Brown
The most popular modern forms are cricket, base-ball, football, golf, lawn-tennis, fives, and polo.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
Where are you staying, and did you ever know anything like the price of golf-balls over here?
"The Tower of Oblivion" by Oliver Onions
She stooped for her golf ball, retaining a hold on his arm.
"The Slayer Of souls" by Robert Chambers
The old pirate will bet anything from a repainted golf ball to a government bond.
"Fore!" by Charles Emmett Van Loan
A carved ivory jewel box on her dressing table revealed only a ball the size of a golf ball made of silver paper.
"Anthony Trent, Master Criminal" by Wyndham Martyn
Photographs of the impact of the golf club with the golf ball taken at the one twelve-hundred-and-fiftieth of a second, are merely blurs.
"The Soul of Golf" by Percy Adolphus Vaile
The Game of Golf is played by two or more sides, each playing its own ball.
"The Sportswoman's Library, Vol. 1 of 2" by Various
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In news:

Wife — and pro volleyball player — Morgan Miller hit in the face with a golf ball.
Lauren VanCleve / Special to the Courier & Press Aaron Gray directs a remote- controlled robot to place two golf balls in a hole during "Slippery Slope" the VEX Robotics Competition on Saturday at Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville.
20 For 18 Holes Of Golf, Cart Fee & Bucket Of Range Balls ($40 Value).
Ennisite Johnny Steel has been indicted for the second time this year on charges of theft from Walmart, this time for a few packages of meat and some golf balls.
Along a hiking trail, you start with Mercury and Venus, about the size of golf balls, a few meters apart on pedestals.
You're golfing and have just hit your golf ball into aburied lie in tall grass.
(AP) _ A 7-month-old girl was a bit of a medical mystery after being admitted to a Hutchinson hospital Saturday when an area of her jaw swelled up larger than a golf ball.
A 7-month-old girl was a bit of a medical mystery after being admitted to a Hutchinson hospital Saturday when an area of her jaw swelled up larger than a golf ball.
Danny Chia of Malaysia chips the ball onto the ninth green during the third round of the Hong Kong Open golf tournament November 14, 2009.
Danny Chia of Malaysia chips the ball onto the ninth green during the third round of the Hong Kong Open golf tournament ( Bobby Yip Reuters, REUTERS / November 14, 2009 ).
Just getting the ball in the hole gives most golf lovers a lot of satisfaction.
Tree genetics , golf balls, a great link.
Four-foot drifts of golf-ball-sized hail hit Texas.
He got Nike (NKE) to sponsor him as a golfer even though he had never hit a golf ball or watched a golf tournament on television.
Golf ball-sized hail stones in southern Colorado.
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In science:

The analog of finding the Standard Model in the string landscape may be like finding a golf ball on the surface of the earth.
Searching for the Standard Model in the String Landscape : SUSY GUTs
The surface of the earth is huge with many mountains, valleys, deserts and oceans and any random search over this huge landscape will have almost zero probability of finding a golf ball.
Searching for the Standard Model in the String Landscape : SUSY GUTs
However if the search was not random and one first found all the golf courses on the earth, then the probability of finding a golf ball would increase dramatically! I propose that the analog of the golf course for our problem is SUSY GUTs.
Searching for the Standard Model in the String Landscape : SUSY GUTs
Since this expertise now in hand was unavailable and difficult to anticipate at the time that humans were actually drilling holes, collecting rocks, and hitting golf balls on the lunar surface, early enthusiasm for lunar-based astronomy developed accordingly.
Does the Lunar Surface Still Offer Value As a Site for Astronomical Observatories?
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