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

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Poston took sole possession of the lead with a birdie on that hole after placing a bunker shot 6 feet from the flagstick. Joedy Mccreary, BostonGlobe.com, "With zero bogeys in 72 holes, J.T. Poston claims Wyndham title," 5 Aug. 2019 His sky-tingling wedge shot from 97 yards landed about 4 feet from the flagstick and spun obediently into the hole for eagle. Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "Pebble Beach’s 10 most memorable shots, including Watson and Nicklaus at 17," 9 June 2019 Having recently returned to a set of Titleist 755 forged irons, which were released in 2006, Stricker has been knocking down flagsticks all week. Mike Berardino, Indianapolis Star, "Steve Stricker stretches his U.S. Senior Open lead to six shots over Jerry Kelly," 27 June 2019 Porter tried to move out of the way, but the ball hit his foot — and caromed directly toward the flagstick. Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "Pebble Beach’s 10 most memorable shots, including Watson and Nicklaus at 17," 9 June 2019 That’s also where Nicklaus struck his storied 1-iron shot off the flagstick to cement his victory in the ’72 U.S. Open. Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "Pebble Beach’s 17th hole could torment players in this week’s U.S. Open," 9 June 2019 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

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1888, in the meaning defined above

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