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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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It is not bad enough where it is costing me too much but the margin between winning and losing is small and the key for me to get over the hurdle and lift silverware is making more putts.
Prior to data collection, the researchers established a hierarchical selection criteria based on the following: (1) A par-three hole was observed to ensure similar approach shots from the same teeing ground; (2) the length of the hole was as close to 175 yards as possible, since the first hole used for observation determined the length of subsequent distances; (3) the green of the hole was relatively fiat, thus eliminating the variation of the difficulty of putts.
In other words, for an uphill putt, read the putt from behind the ball looking up the hill.
If you aim at the centre of the hole, and strike the putt firmly, it helps to eliminate some of the break on the putt, and if it does break you've given yourself around a tolerance of approximately four inches on the line of the putt.
New members of Royal St George's are advised early on never to concede a putt here because so many short ones have been missed over the years.
Also look at your lie from side-on to gauge whether your putt is downhill or up.
When you sink a putt, you carry a positive feeling with you to the next hole, whereas missed putts will place extra pressure on the rest of your game.
Two figures are important to us, a) how many putts per green we hit in regulation; b) how many putts when we miss a green and our pitching.
2 Hit your putts at a ball marker, not at a hole, to start with.
The players' long games are all roughly of the same standard and it all comes down to who holes the fewest putts on the day.