- a game in which clubs with wooden or metal heads are used to hit a small, white ball into a number of holes, usually 9 or 18, in succession, situated at various distances over a course having natural or artificial obstacles, the object being to get the ball into each hole in as few strokes as possible.
- a word used in communications to represent the letter G.
- to play golf.
Origin of golf
Examples from the Web for golfer
When Nancy Pelosi was speaker, the gold medal was authorized for golfer Arnold Palmer and conferred by Boehner.Obama’s Civil Rights Snub?
June 24, 2014
When a golfer is out there on the course, any new bet he makes is probably made with his own money, without the help of a backer.Portrait of the Consummate Con Man
May 17, 2014
Eighty-seven percent said yep, the weekend golfer and father of two sure is.Poll: Daily Beast Readers on Obama Approval, GOP & Odds of a Romney Win
September 7, 2012
And as a golfer, I can't get too worked up one course, although two seems excessive.The Insane Cost of Higher Education
May 15, 2012
The Eleventh Hole, according to B.Skow, contained sexual reenactments of text messages the golfer allegedly sent James.New Tiger Woods Porno Will Be Released in Time for the Masters
April 1, 2012
I know that may sound improbable to a golfer, but it is a fact.
But no golfer would be reckless enough to try out a shot from there.
I cannot plead ignorance of the golfer's point of view as an excuse for my plottings.Love Among the Chickens
P. G. Wodehouse
First Golfer (to friend who has come from a distance to play with him).
Hermione's eyes rested a moment on the golfer who was bringing up the rear.The Convert
- a person who plays golf
- a type of cardigan
- 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
- (intr) to play golf
- communications a code word for the letter g
Word Origin and History for golfer
early 15c., agent noun from golf.
c.1800, golf (n.). Related: Golfed; golfing.
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 .