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  • If the shoulder gets in front, a sclaffed ball is almost sure to be the result, the club coming into contact with the turf much too soon.

    The Complete Golfer

  • He sclaffed several beauties past the Baron, nonplussed the Nigerian princess by his luscious lobs, and finished off the set and match by a wonderful scoop-stroke which died down like a poached egg.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, March 18, 1914

  • The interval offered little respite for United as Celtic stepped up a gear immediately after the restart when Keane lofted in a golden opportunity for Fortune to tap in from six-yards out, but the Frenchman sclaffed the ball at a throng of United defenders.

    BBC - Ouch

  • Smith made a hash of clearing the corner and Mark McLaughlin's sclaffed effort was hacked off the line by Kevin McBride.

    The Daily Record - Home

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