Meaning of four-ball in English:



  • A game in which two pairs of players compete, with the better score of each pair counting as the pair's score at each hole.

    ‘she was in a four-ball with Bob and her neighbours’
    • ‘He paid for it later when he lost a four-ball because his chip shot was caffeine-compromised.’
    • ‘This is not the start team captain had hoped for, with the Americans losing three of the four four-ball matches this morning.’
    • ‘They won the four-ball on Sunday against Lane and Campbell.’
    • ‘The golf classic was a four-ball team event.’
    • ‘He took up golf and regularly played in four-ball competitions.’
    • ‘His one-shot feat was achieved in a friendly four-ball using a seven wood.’
    • ‘He had even greater success playing in the four-ball.’
    • ‘He plays out of a bunker during his four-ball match.’
    • ‘His erratic play is perfectly suited to match play, especially a four-ball match where he could be paired with a steadier player.’
    • ‘I have tried to explain the strategy of a particular hole to my long-time winter four-ball partner.’