• The Golf House and Windmill, Wimbledon Common
    The Golf House and Windmill, Wimbledon Common
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v golf play golf
    • n golf a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Golf Lynx Golf Lynx
Golf is now being played on the Norman Coast Golf is now being played on the Norman Coast
Golf is being played very much in Egypt Golf is being played very much in Egypt
Golf Enthusiasts Golf Enthusiasts
The Golf Stream The Golf Stream
Golfing Notes Golfing Notes

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The chances of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf are one in 67 million
    • n Golf gŏlf A game played with a small ball and a bat or club crooked at the lower end. He who drives the ball into each of a series of small holes in the ground and brings it into the last hole with the fewest strokes is the winner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are three golf balls sitting on the moon
    • n golf A game played over an extensive stretch of ground in which holes about 4 inches in diameter are placed at distances from 100 to 500 yards apart. It is played by one or two on a side, with special implements called clubs, and with balls of guttapercha weighing l¾oz., or a little less. The object is to drive the ball from each hole to and into the next; and the hole or the round (usually of 9 or 18 holes) is won by the player or side that accomplishes this in the fewest strokes. A considerable variety of clubs is used (the driver, spoon, cleek, niblick, putter, etc.), according to the exigencies of the game. Golf had its birth on the grass-covered sandy downs or “links” of the seaboard of Scotland, but is now extensively played in England and in the United States.
    • golf To play at golf.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Albany, New York, you cannot play golf in the streets.
    • n Golf golf a game played with a club and ball, in which he who drives the ball into a series of small holes in the ground with fewest strokes is the winner
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  • Ben Hogan
    Ben Hogan
    “I play [golf] with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.”
  • Lee Trevino
    Lee Trevino
    “There is no such thing as natural touch. Touch is something you create by hitting millions of golf balls.”
  • Bob Hope
    “If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.”
  • Jim Murray
    Jim Murray
    “Golf is the pursuit of the infinite.”
  • Andy Rooney
    Andy Rooney
    “Anyone who likes golf on television would enjoy watching the grass grow on the greens.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Golf is a good walk spoiled.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. kolf, club or bat, also a Dutch game played in an inclosed area with clubs and balls; akin to G. kolben, club, but end, Icel. klfr, tongue of a bell. bolt, Sw. kolf, bolt, dart, but end, Dan. kolv, bolt, arrow. Cf. Club Globe
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. kolf, a club; cf. Ger. kolbe, Ice. kólfr.


In literature:

We set out to walk home by the short cut across the golf course.
"Scally" by Ian Hay
And most people care more about talking "golf" in this part of the world than of Indian times; for there is a wonderful golf club close by.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
Nor are golf, angling, and the composition of verse, specifics that the rural dominie can afford to despise.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
Where the hoe and the sickle were stirred by the fear of hunger, the golf-club and the tennis-racket are moved by the fear of fat.
"'Charge It'" by Irving Bacheller
Mr. Gubb started for the Golf Club.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
He had spent his days at the golf course, not coming home to lunch.
"Love and Lucy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
He was squinting cynically across the rolling golf course.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
The big kick in golf is in winning over the other guy in a twosome.
"Anything You Can Do" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Shall we go and challenge Penarvon and Mrs. Hinckley to a round at golf?
"The Moving Finger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
He presently informed me that he was just back from a golf course.
"Memoirs of Life and Literature" by W. H. Mallock

In poetry:

Some men, some men
Cannot pass a
Golf course.
(Read a book, and sew a seam, and slumber if you can.)
"Chant For Dark Hours" by Dorothy Parker
And does the man walk always so?
Nay! nay I my child, and eke, oh! no!
It is a gait he only knows
When he has on his golfing clothes.
"The Golf Walk" by Ellis Parker Butler
Behold, my child, this touching scene,
The golfer on the golfing-green;
Pray mark his legs’ uncanny swing,
The golf-walk is a gruesome thing!
"The Golf Walk" by Ellis Parker Butler
Geen golfjen, hupplend langs heur baan,
Wordt door uw lied bezworen:
Wie dwingt het leven ooit tot staan?
't Vliet als een golf naar d' oceaan--
Verloren is verloren!
"Verloren" by Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate
The Links of Leith are beautiful for golfers to play,
After they have finished the toils of the day;
It is good for their health to play at golf there,
On that very beautiful green, and breathe the pure air.
"The Ancient Town of Leith" by William Topaz McGonagall
In uw wijde mantel bergen de zachte kinderkens nog hun bang gezicht.
Uw grote zonen en dochters wenkte gouden gewuif
gij ziet hen van u gaan,
die schreiende geboren uit uw vrolik vlees
dat uw lach als een golf naar de sterren hees!
"De Weg" by Weis Moens

In news:

Someplace Safe will be holding their second annual 18 hole golf benefit at Tipsinah Mounds Golf Course in Elbow Lake.
The Sugarloaf Golf Club announced Monday that Maine golf legend Abby Spector, a seven-time Maine Womens Amateur Golf Champion and a member of the Maine Golf Hall of Fame, will join the Club as Head Golf Professional.
She enjoys a little work with her golf and in another life would have loved to play professional golf.
Temperance Lodge No 16 is hosting its inaugural golf tournament on Saturday at Indian Springs Golf Course.
Here is golf and then there is tournament golf, and Brian Schwan, the protagonist of Michael Griffith's first novel, is having trouble making the transition.
Branden Grace of South Africa tees off on his way to winning the China Open golf tournament at the Binhai Lake Golf Club in Tianjin , China.
Tiburón is also home to the Tiburón Golf Club, featuring a 27,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse with fine dining, private member locker rooms and lounge areas, and a fully-equipped golf shop.
SNAG® Golf (Starting New At Golf), a first-touch player development program designed for new learners of all ages, has signed an agreement to partner with the American Camp Association.
The Willapa Harbor Men's Golf Club will be hosting a golfing turkey shoot on Sunday November 18.
IN EFFECT UNTIL OCT 15, 4:30 p.m. Local golf teaching professional Chris Keough tees off on the picturesque 15th hole at White Horse Golf Club in Kingston.
Keith Reese is the head golf professional at Valhalla Golf Club.
Ken Venturi , the 1964 US Open Champion and long-time golf broadcaster, was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday.
Alli Voce 's 97 was good enough for a top 10 finish at the Pebble Lake Golf Course where Becker hosted the April 28 Mississippi 8 Conference golf meet.
EFFINGHAM — It was another sectional tournament with another strong performance for the St Anthony golf team at Crab Orchard Golf Course in Carterville on Monday.

In science:

Daily evolution of the sensitivity coefficients K (c) and offset velocities (d) for the GOLF-NG channel 4 along the observing run.
First performances of the GOLF-NG instrumental prototype observing the Sun in Tenerife
Smoothed power spectra from ≈ 10 hours of simultaneous observations from GOLF-NG channel 4 (green) and GOLF/SOHO (black).
First performances of the GOLF-NG instrumental prototype observing the Sun in Tenerife
In this preliminary analysis, we showed that the signature of the 5-minute solar oscillations is observed in the different channels of the GOLF-NG instrumental prototype.
First performances of the GOLF-NG instrumental prototype observing the Sun in Tenerife
The high-frequency noise level is lower than the one from the present GOLF/SOHO observations.
First performances of the GOLF-NG instrumental prototype observing the Sun in Tenerife
The optimal way to combine the signal collected by the different channels of GOLF-NG, in order to reduce the noise level at low frequency (g-mode region), is currently under investigation, as well as the study of the main instrumental noise sources and their respective contributions.
First performances of the GOLF-NG instrumental prototype observing the Sun in Tenerife