|Meaning||Five foot putt|
A Danny DeVito is a golf term for a putt around 5 feet in length. It comes from the small stature of actor Danny DeVito who is a little shorter than 5 feet.
The term is similar to "Joe Pesci," which is also used for 5 foot putts. Since the green on a golf course is often the most challenging part of golf, people have made up terms to help describe the challenge. Another term is "James Joyce," which is used for hard-to-read greens. For difficult putts, a golfer and caddy have to examine and decide how hard and where to hit the ball.
"Looks like you got to sink a Danny DeVito for par."
|Updated||August 30, 2016|