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hack

1. a recognized style of horse and not a breed. Not to be confused with Hackney, the breed of harness horses. Mostly Thoroughbreds, sometimes with some Arab or Quarter horse blood. Any color, usually 14.2 to 15.2 hands high, may be lightweight or heavyweight.
2. to go for a ride.
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GOLF: Anyone who has ever hacked around a course will be familiar with the adage: "You drive for show, you putt for dough", so when Phil Mickelson reckons that understanding the greens at Augusta are the key to success in the US Masters, which starts next week, high handicappers nod in agreement The likeable lefty starts next week's tournament as totalbet's 8/1 second favourite to win his third green jacket in four attempts, headed only by Tiger Woods, who opens as Coral's 5/4 favourite.
I got back up, hacked around at my own leisure and won.
More worrying than that, the 78 shots he hacked around Heidelberg have consigned him to the ignominy of having to tee up with a host of golfing wannabes to fight for a place at The Open in his home town of Troon.
Furthermore, the two horses that remounted to finish the course were hacked around at cantering pace, with no attempt made to push their horses along.