Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 2005 supplement

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ADDRESS, v., n. I. Supp.1 Add quots.: wm.Sc. 1989 William McIlvanney Walking Wounded 158:
The ball he addressed was addressed to him — too late now to change direction.
Sc. 2000 Rules of Golf as published by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews and effective from 1 Jan 2000 :
addressing the ball
A player has 'addressed the ball' when he has taken his stance and has also grounded his club, except that in a hazard a player has addressed the ball when he has taken his stance.
Ayr. 2004:
'Addressing the ball' had become an act of reverence and meditation — the calm before the storm.
Sc. 2005:
A click of the camera broke his concentration when he was addressing the ball.

II. Supp.1 Add quot.: Sc. 2005:
Jack Niklaus cocks his head sharply to the right at the address.

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