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short game

the aspect of golf considered in relation to the ability of a player to hit medium or short shots, as chip shots, pitch shots, and putts, with accuracy.
Compare long game (def 1).
a card game in which not all cards in the pack are dealt before play.
Compare long game (def 2).
Origin of short game
1850-55, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for short game
  • Not that a long baseball game is by definition numbingly dull or a short game necessarily taut with tension.
  • Practice facilities include a multi-tiered putting area and short game practice area.
  • The club offers golf instruction that teaches the basics or helps you improve your full swing, short game and putting skills.
  • The courses host an annual junior golf tour and feature pro shop, driving ranges, and short game practice areas.
  • Golfers can perfect their short game courtesy of the on-site putting green.
  • He makes it up by having a fantastic short game and holing everything he looks at on the greens.
  • The country club has a practice facility with a driving range and a short game area.
  • His short game is the only thing holding him back, but his ball-striking and lack of bogeys trump the need for scoring this week.
  • The key skill this week is the short game of pitching, chipping and putting, which the golf course demands.
  • The practice facility offers a putting green, driving range and short game practice area.

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