air shot

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air shot

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airshot

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(Golf) golf a shot that misses the ball completely but counts as a stroke
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There was a last instant when the air shot past him like millions of fiery wires; and then the elm.
We gave him a handicap of 54 and allowed him a few air shots off the first tee, but once he connected with the ball, that was it, he was off.
As the handicap of the golfer goes up, the control of the low point decreases meaning the dispersion rate between swings is much higher - this can cause many problems such as fat, thin and air shots.
Air shots become practice swings - with another one usually thrown in as confirmation - while balls vanishing into the undergrowth are miraculously found just off the fairway.
The fourth was untidy, after three air shots Barrie Moore finally got a pass away, the puck was moved round and Sylvain Deschatelets had a simple tap in.
All fresh air shots were to be counted and schools took it in turn to play the furthest from the hole.