Titanic once bet $10,000 that Nick (the Greek) Dandolos, another high operator, would not sink a 25-foot putt.
"You aren't going to win all the holes," he said grudgingly, as he ran down his putt.
putt when Nature says "No further," then it is no coot snapping your fingers in her face.
I guessed wot I see is workin' in your mind—that some one else done it an' putt the blame on 'er.
I putt my wits in soak, an' soon I spotted the guilty party.
That is a pretty story that is told of Captain Broughtons challenge to Tom to hole a putt for 50.
We should putt our hoipe and trust in God onlie, and no other thing.
But I do not think I should have holed the putt anyhow—I was by no means dead—and at all events he won the hole and so the match.
When I try to putt with it I cannot keep my eye away from its heel.
Mary then prepared to putt, Russell's approach having left her twelve feet short of the hole.
1510s, Scottish, "to push, shove," a special use and pronunciation of put (v.). Golfing sense is from 1743. Meaning "to throw" (a stone, as a demonstration of strength) is from 1724; this also is the putt in shot putting. Related: Putted; putting.
c.1300, "a putting, pushing, shoving, thrusting," special use and pronunciation of put (n.). Golfing sense is from 1743.