flagstick

noun
flag·stick | \ˈflag-ˌstik \

Definition of flagstick 

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

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In those conditions, firing at the flagstick can be fatal. Marcus Hayes, Philly.com, "Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth collapse at U.S. Open," 14 June 2018 His 28-foot putt from off the back of the par-4 15th ran through the Bermuda fringe, bounded onto the green, crashed into the flagstick and vanished for the fifth of six consecutive birdies. Jeff Babineau, New York Times, "Webb Simpson, With a Record 63, Takes Over the Players Championship," 11 May 2018 In most tournaments, that would at least offer the promise of softening the greens, allowing players to fire more aggressively at flagsticks. Brian Costa, WSJ, "Augusta National, the Home of Golf’s Masters, Still Has Bite," 7 Apr. 2018 There no longer will be penalties if a golf ball accidentally moves on the green, if a club touches the ground in a hazard or if the ball hits a flagstick that is not being tended on the green. Doug Ferguson, BostonGlobe.com, "There are a whole bunch of new rules in golf," 12 Mar. 2018 Day, who had to lay up after hitting his drive into the right rough, fired a lob wedge from 85 yards to 10 yards past the flagstick, and his ball came back to 18 inches from the cup. Tod Leonard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Jason Day wins Farmers playoff at Torrey Pines," 29 Jan. 2018 Players no longer will be assessed a one-shot penalty if their golf ball accidentally moves, if their club touches the ground while in a hazard or even if a putt strikes a flagstick that is not being tended. Doug Ferguson, The Denver Post, "Golf unveils a modern set of rules to make it easier to play," 2 Mar. 2017 His ability to consistently find the flagstick has triggered an average of 4.8 birdies per round, ranking second among tour competitors. Jimmy Burch, star-telegram.com, "Colonial champ Spieth has mass appeal as emerging face of pro golf," 23 May 2017

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1888, in the meaning defined above

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