In Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds, the phrase "give it weight" is occasionally muttered by a caddie before a player attempts a putt. I always thought since the game is a caricature of golf, the phrase was specific to the quirkiness of said game.
However, Tiger Tracker tweeted:
Perfect weight, but misses an inch or two left. Tiger's par is conceded.
Given the context, "weight" seems to mean "speed on a putt." Thus, "give it weight" would seem to mean "apply speed to the putt." Would this be accurate? In conjunction, is there any history of the term's origins or usage throughout the years? I haven't heard "weight" used during golf broadcasts in this context.