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Eight birdies in four holes was gilt-edged golf. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Hitting driver opens the door for birdie... but get it wrong and the lake on the right or stream to the left are waiting. The Sun (2016)On the plus side, I was able to make some birdies. The Sun (2016)His round included eight birdies and ten pars and was virtually flawless. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Make the birdie and he gets off the course feeling good about his day and his chances. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You have to expect that the guy is going to make birdies. Times, Sunday Times (2006)To score a birdie is to play the hole in one less shot than par. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That run included four birdies and an eagle. The Sun (2014)He won with a birdie on the first extra hole. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His round included five birdies and not a single bogey. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He succeeded admirably with a round that included three birdies and an eagle and only one dropped shot. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He had only one birdie in the first nine holes but was nonetheless four up at the turn. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Worse was that he went 35 holes without a birdie. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Not one of those birdie putts on the back nine was shorter than 12 feet. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His round included an eagle, three birdies and one bogey. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A hole where you want to make birdie. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I also expect to birdie each hole. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He went for broke, making a bogey on his second hole and five birdies over the next six. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Finding the course more to their liking, they scored a record number of birdies in the first round. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It gives players the chance to make up ground on the leaders by making birdies on the easy holes and pars on the tough holes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You have to work hard in your mind to tell yourself you can get that 15ft birdie putt to a light ripple of applause. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He needs to iron out his swinging so that each time he gets a birdie he realises he doesn't also have to bunker. The Sun (2010)In my heyday I would birdie some holes and chip and putt for a par on the others. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The Swede had been one of three overnight leaders at five under par and four birdies in his opening six opened a gap over the field. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What it did include were two eagles, four birdies, one triple bogey and two bogeys. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Par on any hole is a good score, a birdie is a bonus, and a bogey is inevitable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I came back with two birdies and two pars over those four tough finishing holes but he still didn't show any weakness. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'birdie'
British English: birdie NOUN
In golf, if you get a birdie, you get the golf ball into a hole in one stroke fewer than the number of strokes which has been set as the standard for a good player.
- American English: birdie
- Brazilian Portuguese: jogada de golfe em que um competidor coloca a bola em um buraco com uma jogada a menos que o estabelecido
- Chinese: 一杆进洞
- European Spanish: birdie
- French: birdie
- German: Birdie
- Italian: birdie
- Japanese: バーディ
- Korean: >버디골프에서
- European Portuguese: jogada de golfe em que um competidor coloca a bola num buraco com uma jogada a menos que o estabelecido
- Spanish: birdie
Definition of birdie from the Collins English Dictionary
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