verb (used without object)
- goldwyn, samuel,
- golf bag,
- golf ball,
- golf cart,
- golf club,
- golf course
Origin of golf
Examples from the Web for golf
She takes a golf club, the country club equivalent of a Louisville slugger, and attacks his car.Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’: Hell Hath No Fury Like A Tay-Tay Scorned|Sujay Kumar|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maybe just nine holes of golf after an American ISIS hostage is beheaded.
So he turned around, and got in the back of the golf cart that was supposed to take him back to his car.
The Duke disappeared into a darkened side room, where he sat inches from a glowing television screen, gazing at golf.The Duchess Who Secretly Loved Elvis: Remembering Lunch with 'Debo,' The Last Mitford Sister|Lloyd Grove|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No one is quoting Bible verses to explain why they play tennis or enjoy a good game of golf.Jesus Said Knock You Out: In ‘Fight Church’ Christians Beat Thy Neighbor|Bryan Storkel|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I heard the other day that he had acquired a motor-car, and joined a golf club.Upsidonia|Archibald Marshall
We walked home together as far as the hotel one evening, but we spoke only of the golf and some shooting in the neighbourhood.The Zeppelin's Passenger|E. Phillips Oppenheim
You do a good many odd jobs in this house, but I'm hanged if you shall clean my golf sticks.Back To Billabong|Mary Grant Bruce
Early the next morning, after a cup of coffee with Alis Garet at Cavalier's cafeteria, he started back for the golf course.And Then the Town Took Off|Richard Wilson
For golf, like her fairer sister cricket, reveals her wild and fickle heart in a truer lovableness at such places as this.The Corner of Harley Street|Henry Bashford
- a game played on a large open course, the object of which is to hit a ball using clubs, with as few strokes as possible, into each of usually 18 holes
- (as modifier)a golf bag
Word Origin for golf
mid-15c., Scottish gouf, usually taken as an alteration of Middle Dutch colf, colve "stick, club, bat," from Proto-Germanic *kulth- (cf. Old Norse kolfr "clapper of a bell," German Kolben "mace, club"). The game is from 14c., the word is first mentioned (along with fut-bol) in a 1457 Scottish statute on forbidden games. Golf ball attested from 1540s. Despite what you read in an e-mail, "golf" is not an acronym .
c.1800, golf (n.). Related: Golfed; golfing.