golf (gŏlf, gôlf)
A game played on a large outdoor course with a series of 9 or 18 holes spaced far apart, the object being to propel a small, hard ball with the use of various clubs into each hole with as few strokes as possible.
v. golfed, golf·ing, golfs
To play this game: She golfed every day on her vacation.
To play this game at (a location): He golfed 18 holes this morning. I golfed the municipal course last Saturday.
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