flag·​stick | \ ˈflag-ˌstik How to pronounce flagstick (audio) \

Definition of flagstick

: a staff for a flag marking the location of the cup on a golf putting green

Examples of flagstick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Steve Stricker and Matthew Wolff also barely missed aces on No. 7, and Zalatoris nearly had a second ace when his 6-iron on the 13th hole hit the flagstick and rattled out of the hole. Star Tribune, "U.S. Open notes," 18 Sep. 2020 Players must not touch or remove the flagstick from the cups at any time. Lisa J. Huriash, sun-sentinel.com, "New reopening rules and more: Your guide to the latest coronavirus laws across South Florida," 8 Sep. 2020 Cups in holes are turned upside down so golfers avoid the flagstick and digging for balls. Kyle Fredrickson, The Denver Post, "Is golfing allowed amid Colorado coronavirus stay-at-home orders? Golfers find there’s no uniform answer," 1 Apr. 2020 Local courses also filled the 6-inch deep cups on the greens about two-thirds full with Styrofoam to keep players from touching it or having to remove the flagstick. Mike Joseph, ExpressNews.com, "Lucky One: Local golfer records sixth career ace after COVID-19 restrictions lifted," 28 May 2020 On the course, players must putt with the flagstick in, into a shallowed hole for easy retrieval. Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, "A day without sports: A peek inside the lives of D-FW figures like Rick Carlisle, Chuck Morgan and more during coronavirus," 28 May 2020 McIlroy ended the competition by knocking his ball slightly closer to the flagstick. Bill Pennington, New York Times, "Rory McIlroy Won, but Golf Shined in Its Live Return," 18 May 2020 They were asked to play without removing the flagsticks. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "You Can Still Golf During the Coronavirus—Just Rake the Bunkers with Your Feet," 19 Mar. 2020 Golfers can’t remove flagsticks while putting and no more than one person can ride in a cart. al, "Golf versus basketball: Mobile debates reopening of its public parks," 21 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of flagstick

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Flagstick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flagstick. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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