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Some articles on stroke, strokes:

Lorena Ochoa Invitational - Winners
2012 Nov 8–11 Christie Kerr United States 67-69-67-69=272 –16 1 stroke Inbee Park Angela Stanford 1,000,000 200,000 2011 Nov 10–13 Catriona Matthew Scotland 69-68-68-71=276 –12 4 ... Anna Nordqvist 1,000,000 200,000 2010 Nov 11–14 In-Kyung Kim South Korea 69-68-68-64=269 –19 3 strokes Suzann Pettersen 1,100,000 220,000 2009 Nov 12–1 ...
Marc Cayeux - Professional Wins (11) - Sunshine Tour Wins (9)
1998 Zambia Open –11 (68-70-67-68=273) 1 stroke Chris Davison Hennie Otto 21 ... Feb 1999 Stenham Royal Swazi Sun –22 (67-68-65-66=266) 3 strokes Mark McNulty 13 ... May ...
Shuttler - Strokes - Deception
... Once players have mastered these basic strokes, they can hit the shuttlecock from and to any part of the court, powerfully and softly as required ... badminton offers rich potential for advanced stroke skills that provide a competitive advantage ... a short distance as quickly as possible, the purpose of many advanced strokes is to deceive the opponent, so that either he is tricked into believing that a different ...
Castelló Masters - Winners
... Masters 2011 Sergio García Spain 257 (−27) 11 strokes Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño Castelló Masters Costa Azahar 2010 Matteo Manassero Italy 268 (−16) 4 strokes Ignacio Garrido 2009 Michael Jonzon ...
List Of United States Christmas Television Episodes - Sitcoms - Diff'rent Strokes
... Diff'rent Strokes Retrospective (1978) Diff'rent Strokes Santa's Helper (1982). ...

Famous quotes containing the word strokes:

    It was the bad ax-helve someone had sold me
    “Made on machine,” he said, plowing the grain
    With thick thumbnail to show how it ran
    Across the handle’s long-drawn serpentine,
    Like the two strokes across a dollar sign.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    While we were thus engaged in the twilight, we heard faintly, from far down the stream, what sounded like two strokes of a woodchopper’s axe, echoing dully through the grim solitude.... When we told Joe of this, he exclaimed, “By George, I’ll bet that was a moose! They make a noise like that.” These sounds affected us strangely, and by their very resemblance to a familiar one, where they probably had so different an origin, enhanced the impression of solitude and wildness.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    It is the part of cowardliness, and not of virtue, to seek to squat itself in some hollow lurking hole, or to hide herself under some massive tomb, thereby to shun the strokes of fortune.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)