The position of two balls on the putting green such that, being more than six inches apart, one ball lies directly between the other and the hole at which the latter must be played; also, the act of bringing the balls into this position.
stymied) - In the "Old Days" of golf, players did not mark their balls on the putting surface. If your opponents ball was in your path you were considered "stymied". You either had to play the shot around or over your opponents ball, without hitting it. This practice was abolished in 1951. styme is a Scottish word used to describe people who are partially blind.
This refers to an object that is in the way of a golfers shot and lies between the golfer's ball and the green i.e. a tree.
when a ball, on which the striker is dead, intrudes in the direct path the striker ball would take to score its wicket.
a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
A situation, commonly on a putting green, in which one player's ball is directly in the line of another's. The Rules allow for the ball in the line to be marked and moved, allowing the player farther from the hole to play without obstruction. Stymie is also the generic term given to a situation when any object is between the player and the hole, blocking the normal play toward the hole.
An old term used when an opponent's ball is in the line of the other player's putt, leaving no direct route to the hole. Since the ball may now be lifted and marked when on the green, the term is used these days to refer to a tree or object in the way of a shot, or if it is impossible to play in the correct direction towards the hole
A ball that is blocking the intended path of the strikers ball.
Where your ball is in the path or line of your opponents. It could also mean that an object such as a tree is in your way.
Originally, the situation in match play in which an opponent's ball lies in the line of a player's putt. Formerly, the shot had to be played, but now the blocking ball may be lifted, so the term usually refers to a tree or other object that lies between the ball and the flagstick.
This article is about a golf rule. See Matthew "Stymie" Beard for the Our Gang actor and character.