hole out

verb

holed out; holing out; holes out

intransitive verb

: to play one's ball into the hole in golf

Examples of hole out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tway splashed four balls into the water before finally holing out with his 12th stroke, taking the existing unwanted record away from Robert Gamez, who shot 11 in 1990. Jack Bantock, CNN, 13 Mar. 2024 And yet, nestled among the sprawling fairways and shimmering lakes of Tournament Players Club (TPC) Sawgrass – home of the PGA Tour and host to The Players Championship – is a community where one family has holed out on a slice of paradise. Jack Bantock, CNN, 29 Feb. 2024 In the end, Scheffler and Fitzpatrick had to hole out from the fairway to catch him. Doug Ferguson, Chicago Tribune, 20 Aug. 2023 Hull holed out from a greenside bunker for eagle at the par-five 11th to trim the lead to three shots, but Vu responded with a tap-in birdie at No. 12 and was never threatened down the stretch. Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, 13 Aug. 2023 Buchanan — who tied for second Monday in the individual competition — stayed alive by holing out from a bunker on the par-3 eighth to match Clanton’s birdie. Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 30 May 2023 After holing out for par on No. 18, Doan saluted the many Preston Trail and Northern Texas PGA friends who followed him all week. Brad Townsend, Dallas News, 29 May 2023 Use a pipe cleaner to clear these holes out, and keep the car’s nooks and crannies dry. Ben Wojdyla, Popular Mechanics, 21 Apr. 2023 Advertisement Power holed out on Nos. 8 and 9, delighting the gallery of thousands who had gathered for the annual Par-Three Contest. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hole out was in 1867

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“Hole out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hole%20out. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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