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Divot   Listen

(golf) the cavity left when a piece of turf is cut from the ground by the club head in making a stroke.
A piece of turf dug out of a lawn or fairway (by an animals hooves or a golf club).

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"Divot" Quotes from Famous Books

... Hardings doubtless will form one of those delightful family parties which add so much to the merriment of a golf course. I can shut my eyes and see them hacking their way around the links; the daughter pretty and more anxious to show off the latest Parisian golfing costumes than to replace a divot; the father determined, perspiring, and red of face, and the mother stout and always ...
— John Henry Smith - A Humorous Romance of Outdoor Life • Frederick Upham Adams

... the etiquette of the game. The chance of being "driven into" is much larger on the west side of the Atlantic than on the conservative greens of Scotland; and it seems almost impossible to make Brother Jonathan "replace that divot." I have seen three different parties holing out at the same time on the same putting green. In one open handicap tournament I took part in near Boston the scanty supply of caddies was monopolized by the members of the club holding the tournament, and strangers, who had never seen the ...
— The Land of Contrasts - A Briton's View of His American Kin • James Fullarton Muirhead

... be. With no wish to be ruthless, the troops of Prince Otto had done grievous damage. Cricket-pitches had been trampled down, and in many cases even golf-greens dented by the iron heel of the invader, who rarely, if ever, replaced the divot. Everywhere they had left ruin ...
— The Swoop! or How Clarence Saved England - A Tale of the Great Invasion • P. G. Wodehouse

Words linked to "Divot" :   golf game, cavity, pit, sward, greensward, turf, golf, sod

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