There are a number of sports where an implement is used to propel a ball towards a target, which originated in Britain.
Golf uses a Club to hit a ball towards a hole marked by a flag. The aim is to get the ball in the hole in as few shots as possible.
Snooker & Pool are similar sports played on a table with holes around the edge, where the aim is to hit the coloured balls with a white ball pushed by a cue. The intention is to clear the table of balls by getting them in the holes.
Croquet is another sport similar to Golf and Snooker except a Mallet is used to knock a ball through a hoop on a lawn.