\ ˈpət \

Definition of putt 

: a golf stroke made on a putting green to cause the ball to roll into or near the hole

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putt verb

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Appel blasted to 7 feet, had a hard-sliding first putt and drained it. Tod Leonard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Thai teem overcomes San Diegan in Junior World duel," 12 July 2018 From there Dentino had to play from a bunker to set up a close putt as a reborn Gillard lifted his ball over the hazard and near the cup. Jordan Guskey, Indianapolis Star, "IHSAA boys golf: Carmel wins team title by 1 shot," 13 June 2018 Then instead of tapping in for par, or asking Shepherd if the next putt was conceded, Moon quickly swept the ball away from the hole. Clifton Brown, Indianapolis Star, "Center Grove's Erica Shepherd looking for repeat junior title, LPGA future," 14 July 2018 It is designed to introduce and develop in beginning players, key golf concepts primarily focused on form, approach, swing, club introduction, drive, irons, chip, putt, etc. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "British Soccer Camp coming to Roosevelt Park in Oconomowoc," 9 July 2018 Koepka blasted drives and flighted irons and massaged his chips and putts, but doing that in those conditions requires focus that no other tournament demands. Marcus Hayes, Philly.com, "Curtis Strange embraces the idea of Brooks Koepka joining his U.S. Open club," 18 June 2018 Fans watched in physical discomfort as Bryson DeChambeau consulted his trusty yardage/topography/trigonometry map on every shot, chip and putt. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "FORE Questions: On Slow Play, 'Backstopping" and Offbeat U.S. Open Storylines," 11 June 2018 Nelson, meanwhile, is hoping the putts fall at the state finals. Mike Hutton, Post-Tribune, "Two for the show: Chesterton’s Mitch Davis and Michigan City’s Nick Gushrowski advance to state," 8 June 2018 For nine holes, the group worked on everything from drives to putts in preparation for the upcoming UIL state championships. Terrence Thomas, San Antonio Express-News, "Rattler’s potential becoming reality," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of putt

circa 1754, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for putt

Scots, literally, shove, gentle push, from putt, put to put

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The first known use of putt was circa 1754

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