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putt along

To move along at a very quick, brisk, or rapid pace, especially on a compact motorized vehicle. He's totally happy just putting along the countryside in the little van of his. We were putting along on our scooter through the streets of Venice when someone suddenly darted in front of us.
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putt-putt

1. slang A small motorized vehicle. My grandfather sill drives the same tiny putt-putt he had when he was in college. A: "We rented a scooter to get around the city during our vacation." B: "You're going to block up traffic driving a putt-putt like that."
2. slang Miniature golf. Do you kids want to go play some putt-putt this weekend? They're known for their putt-putt course, but they've also got go-karts and a pretty sweet arcade.

putt along

to move along rapidly, usually in a motorized vehicle. ("Putt-putt" is the sound made to mimic engines, especially small engines.) The little car was putting along down the highway, when one of the tires went flat. We were putting along very smoothly all the way into town.
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putt-putt

n. a small motorized vehicle, especially a small car. That’s not a motorcycle; it’s just a little putt-putt.
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This type of goal and target setting will help to recreate the same feeling of pressure that you will experience when you are standing over a match-winning putt on the course.
Today, the course managers are offering a free ice-cream cone to anyone who can putt the ball up and over the slope with just one stroke.
JUNCTION CITY - Jeff Quinney had two eagles and five birdies Sunday in the final round of the Oregon Classic, but his most important shot might have been an 8-foot par putt.
The softer you hit the putt, the more borrow it will take, and understanding the pace of your putts is the first step towards great putting.
The Scot said: "It was awful, the worst I've ever putted at a tournament.
Once you are in the habit of counting your putts (mark them on your scorecard as you go, if it helps) go through your round.
"Unfortunately, I just didn't make enough putts to really push him," Woods said.
7 Always end your practice session by making short putts. Don't walk off the green on a miss.
Clutching the trophy - his second in America this year - and another cheque for a million dollars, give or take, the Ryder Cup star admitted: 'Obviously it's very special to win, but to hole a putt on the last green and to actually get to watch a putt going in on the last green - I got a good five seconds - I've not experienced that before in winning a tournament.
If Surrey-based Goosen loses then that tiny putt will have cost him over 275,000 US dollars on the spot and perhaps millions more in what he might expect to make in contracts and appearance fees as a Major winner.
Each subject was asked to provide a handicap and an estimate of the total number of putts they usually took for an 18 hole round of golf.
Position one ball next to each tee and putt until you hole all six in a row.
ERNIE ELS took a painful SIX putts at the first hole to smash an unwanted record.
JUSTIN ROSE will spend hours hitting hundreds of practice putts before the USPGA in a bid cure the technical glitch that is stopping him winning more titles.
Practice five-foot putts, but place a club shaft across the line about a foot short of the hole.