Topic: Golf

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_365_hgolfgolf /ɡɒlf $ ɡɑːlf, ɡɒːlf/ ●●● S2 W3 noun [uncountable]    DSGa game in which the players hit a small white ball into holes in the ground with a set of golf clubs, using as few hits as possible  He plays golf on Sundays.  a round of golf (=complete game of golf)golfer noun [countable]golfing noun [uncountable]COLLOCATIONSverbsplay golfI play golf at the weekends.take up golf (=start playing golf)He took up golf as a way of getting more exercise.phrasesa game of golfAnybody fancy a game of golf this afternoon?a round of golf (=a complete game of golf)He invited me to join him for a round of + NOUNa golf course (=an area of land designed for playing golf)an 18-hole golf coursea golf club/Club (=an organization that you join in order to use its golf course, or the building where members meet)the Royal Aberdeen Golf Cluba party at the golf cluba golf club (=a long thin metal stick used to hit the ball in golf)He spent $2000 on a new set of golf clubs.a golf tournament/championshipShe decided to enter the golf tournament.somebody's golf swing (=the way someone moves a golf club when hitting the ball)Keith's been working on improving his golf swing.a golf bag (=that holds the clubs)I put the golf bag over my shoulder.a golf cart (=a small car used on golf courses)He used a golf cart to get around the course.a golf professionalJack's hoping to become a golf professional.a golf lessonI'm thinking of taking golf lessons.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + golf18-hole/9-hole golfFacilities include an 18-hole golf course.amateur/professional golfThe standard of women's amateur golf is certainly improving.tournament/championship golfThe course is suitable for modern world-class championship golf. Examples from the CorpusgolfHernias vary in size from a golf ball to a football and can strike at any age.So lugging a heavy golf bag around for hours and having to keep his mouth shut is doubly daunting for him.Other sporting activities available include: mini golf and bowling.I made the putt for a birdie, the longest putt I had made in two weeks of golf.Local Activities: walks, horse-riding, tennis, golf, cycling.Planned during the boom years of the late 1980s, it was to be the golf development parexcellence.They put the detention basin in the golf course.Adam Sandler stars as a hockey nut who becomes a professional golfer, turning golf tournaments into goof tournaments.plays golfIf he plays golf, he picks them up.He plays golf and does a little sailing.He plays golf and enjoys listening to music and the challenge of crosswords.He plays golf and hangs out at the club.He plays golf but he's lazy - he falls asleep afterwards!He plays golf, I grew up in Bearsden.