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Golf an estimated standard score for a hole or course that a good player should make



Abbr. for “planed all round.”


On drawings, abbr. for paragraph.

PAR lamp

PAR lamp
A reflector lamp, usually incandescent, with a thick glass envelope, the back interior side of which has a parabolic shape with a reflective coating; used with a lensed front of the envelope to provide desired spread of the light beam.
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BELOW PAR : Many shops have not been attracting high sales this Christmas
Maxwell's suggestion on the eve of the World Twenty20 that he could be the X-factor that Australia needs to win the tournament rankled some players, and he was axed in favour of David Hussey for the semi-final against the West Indies following a couple of below par performances.
Pardew feels half of his team are below par at the moment, and when asked if Yohan Cabaye was one of them, he added: "You could say that about four or five players.
America spends more per student on education than almost any other country in the world, despite this, we are graduating students who are not only below "par" globally, but also below par nationally.
Its latest Monthly Industrial Trends survey also revealed that demand for UK manufactured goods at home and abroad has fallen further below par in March, and that prices are again expected to fall over the coming quarter.
Q WHEN something is sub-standard it is described as below par but being below par is a good thing in golf.
20), who also ran below par last time and is better judged on his previous debut fourth at Newbury.
Here, around 16 years ago, Zvi Hecker also built his famous Spiral apartment block (AR October 1990), an ebullient architectural bricolage, notable for the anecdote that Hecker (allegedly) took potshots at the building during construction (he lived across the street from the site), when he considered workmanship standards below par.
There are days when I hit two below par on a front nine, but on the back nine I'm four above par.
We were below par bowling, we were below par fielding as we were below par batting.
I think on the courses we play, Mel should be below par, and I don't expect her to be over par at all,'' Molocek said.
Woodgate played well, but several players were below par.