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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...
In a video of the incident, Rajput along with BJYM's Nitin Dubey can be seen firing air shots.
Djokovic was so restless that after being broken in the ninth game of the first set, instead of sitting down and taking in some fluids, he simply walked over to the other side of the net and went through the motions of playing some air shots.
As both men were charged with failing to ensure the two horses ran on their merits, John admitted his guilt to the BHA inquiry, explaining he had plotted a wide course on Echo Brava to lose "as much ground as possible", and had employed "air shots" - waving his whip but deliberately not connecting with his mount - on Missile Man.
"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.
He claimed the new footage clearly shows he made contact with his whip, rather than "air shots", on two of the rides that were part of the guilty findings, first by a BHA disciplinary committee and then an appeal board.
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.
The nub of the Jockey Club case was that Moore deliberately restrained Celtic Son and that, while he used the whip 10 times over the last three flights, the majority of these strokes of the whip were "air shots" - which means he either wasn't making contact with the horse at all, or making minimal contact.