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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STYMIE

The simplest and most frequent is the waiving of the lost stroke for a stymie.

Of the Stymie, let it be said, that as it always has been a freak of the game, so let it continue to be.

A stymie, is when the opponent's ball is on the line of your own putt.

Well, the first thing to be done is to get rid of Loudon's stymie with the authorities.

Duncan took his mashie and played the stymie shot perfectly, "just in the usual way."

It is obvious from this description that the stroke in Braid's mind is totally different from my stymie stroke.

There is another way of negotiating a stymie which I have never seen described.

I suppose I must have explained a stymie or a no-ball very cleverly once.

He wished frantically that he could have figured out a way to stymie the chase, but starships were not built to be sabotaged.

He may dodge a stymie or circumvent an inconvenient piece of the green over which, without the cut, the ball would have to travel.

WORD ORIGIN

1834, (n.), "condition in which an opponent's golf ball blocks the hole," perhaps from Scottish stymie "person who sees poorly," from stime "the least bit" (c.1300), of uncertain origin (Icelandic cognate skima is attested from c.1685). The verb, in golf, is from 1857; general sense of "block, hinder, thwart" is from 1902.

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