How will the country cope with the immense energy shortage that stymies economic opportunity for a restless nation?
Eight of ten stymies should present no more difficulty than an ordinary put.
I believe it is the law that there are no stymies in a three-ball match.
If the ball that stymies you is on the lip and your own is three yards away, it is obvious that you cannot pitch over it.
There is one remark which James Braid makes about stymies which I should like to refer to here.
The fact which must be driven home is that some stymies are negotiable and others are not—not by any player or by any method.
1834, (n.), "condition in which an opponent's golf ball blocks the hole," perhaps from Scottish stymie "person who sees poorly," from stime "the least bit" (c.1300), of uncertain origin (Icelandic cognate skima is attested from c.1685). The verb, in golf, is from 1857; general sense of "block, hinder, thwart" is from 1902.
To block or thwart; frustrate: Instead, the drive toward integration has been stymied by the speed-bump of crime
[1857+ Golf; origin uncertain; perhaps fr British dialect stimey, ''dim-sighted person,'' fr stime, ''ray or bit of light''; adopted in golf for situations where the player or, as it were, the ball cannot ''see'' a clear path ahead]