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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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GOBBLE, n., v. Sc. usage in Golf:

I. n. “A rapid straight put at the hole” (Fif. 1857 H. B. Farnie Golfer's Manual 79), “such that, had the ball not gone in, it would have gone some distance beyond” (Sc. 1887 W. & R. Chambers Golfing 93).Sc. 1895 H. G. Hutchinson Golf 229:
The other may play, with a free hand, for a “gobble”.

II. v. In phr. to gobble a putt, to play such a shot (ne.Sc., Ags., Fif. 1954). Hence gobbler, = I. (Fif. 1954).

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