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  • noun golf An employee responsible for the maintenance of a golf course.


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  • Pity the greenkeeper back home, Mr. Shackelford says, who has to try to keep up with the jaw-dropping lushness of Augusta National.

    Taking the Green Course

  • During a reporter's February visit, a greenkeeper, asked if the off-and-on rain would be there all day, answered that it would start to rain hard in five minutes and continue for two hours.

    Taking the Green Course

  • Bevan Tattersall, Barsebäck's greenkeeper, arrived here at the end of 2005 from the Belfry near Birmingham, England, which has hosted the Ryder Cup several times, most recently in 2002.

    Sweden Swings: A Golf Paradise

  • The system, created by an Augusta National greenkeeper, is thought to promote root growth and healthier grass, thus reducing the need for chemicals.

    Taking the Green Course

  • Later comes a young greenkeeper carrying a very long, supple, tawny cane: he swishes it all over the circle of dewy grass in deft half-moons, sending up a shower of diamondy drops at every stroke.

    Try Anything Twice

  • Berwick, son of the greenkeeper there, some years ago, when first he began to carry clubs.

    The Complete Golfer

  • It is not good for the green, and the greenkeeper who takes a pride in the results of his work is not usually in the best of tempers when he sees you at this little game.

    The Complete Golfer

  • A ball lying in a golf hole or flag hole, or in a hole made by the greenkeeper, may be lifted and dropped without penalty as near as possible to the place where it lay, but not nearer the hole.

    The Complete Golfer

  • Lees, the greenkeeper at the Mid-Surrey course at Richmond, is the best man for that duty that

    The Complete Golfer

  • I was greenkeeper as well as professional to the Studley Royal Golf Club, Ripon; but golf did not seem to have taken a very deep root there up to that time.

    The Complete Golfer


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