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Definitions for golf
gɒlf, gɔlf; Brit. also gɒfgolf

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. golf, golf gameverb

    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

  2. golfverb

    play golf

Wiktionary

  1. golfnoun

    A ball game played by individuals competing against one another in which the object is to hit a ball into each of a series of (usually 18 or nine) holes in the minimum number of strokes.

  2. golfnoun

    The letter G in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

  3. golfverb

    To play golf.

  4. Etymology: The word is first known in English from the 15th century from. Although the etymology is uncertain, the most likely origin is that it comes from the colve or colf.

Wikipedia

  1. Golf

    Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible. Golf, unlike most ball games, cannot and does not use a standardized playing area, and coping with the varied terrains encountered on different courses is a key part of the game. Courses typically have either 18 or 9 holes, regions of terrain that each contain a cup, the hole that receives the ball. Each hole on a course contains a teeing ground to start from, and a putting green containing the cup. There are several standard forms of terrain between the tee and the green, such as the fairway, rough (tall grass), and various hazards such as water, rocks, or sand-filled bunkers. Each hole on a course is unique in its specific layout. Golf is played for the lowest number of strokes by an individual, known as stroke play, or the lowest score on the most individual holes in a complete round by an individual or team, known as match play. Stroke play is the most commonly seen format at all levels, especially at the elite level. The modern game of golf originated in 15th century Scotland. The 18-hole round was created at the Old Course at St Andrews in 1764. Golf's first major, and the world's oldest tournament in existence, is The Open Championship, also known as the British Open, which was first played in 1860 at the Prestwick Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland. This is one of the four major championships in men's professional golf, the other three being played in the United States: The Masters, the U.S. Open, and the PGA Championship.

ChatGPT

  1. golf

    Golf is an outdoor sport in which players strike a small ball with various clubs from a series of starting points, or teeing grounds, across a course or into a series of holes. The object of the game is to get the ball into each hole in as few strokes as possible. The game usually involves various challenges such as bunkers, water hazards, and rough terrain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Golfnoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [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.]

Wikidata

  1. Golf

    Golf is a precision club and ball sport in which competing players use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course using the fewest number of strokes. Golf is defined, in the rules of golf, as "playing a ball with a club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke or successive strokes in accordance with the Rules." It is one of the few ball games that does not require a standardized playing area. Instead, the game is played on a golf course, generally consisting of an arranged progression of either 9 or 18 "holes". Each hole on the course must contain a "tee box" to start from and a "putting green" with the actual hole, and there are various other standardized forms of terrain in between such as the fairway, rough, and hazards, but each hole on a course and indeed among virtually all courses is unique in its specific layout and arrangement. Golf competition is generally played for the lowest number of strokes by an individual, known simply as stroke play, or the lowest score on the most individual holes during a complete round by an individual or team, known as match play. Stroke play is the most commonly seen format at virtually all levels of play, although variations of match play such as "skins" games are also seen in televised events. Other forms of scoring also exist.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Golf

    golf, n. 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.—ns. Golf′er; Golf′ing. [Dut. kolf, a club; cf. Ger. kolbe, Ice. kólfr.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Golf

    a game played with a bent club and a small ball on commons with short grass, in which the player who drives the ball into a succession of small holes in the ground, usually 18, with the fewest strokes, or who reckons up the most holes in the round by taking them with the fewest strokes, is the winner; an old popular Scotch game, and first introduced into English on Blackheath by James I., which has of late years been revived, and in connection with which clubs have established themselves far and wide over the globe, even at Bagdad.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Golf

    A game whose object is to sink a ball into each of 9 or 18 successive holes on a golf course using as few strokes as possible.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. GOLF

    An excuse for carrying unconcealed weapons and a Scotch breath.

Editors Contribution

  1. GOLFnoun

    Definition of G.O.LF are Green Oxygen Life Friends


    Submitted by tarious on July 11, 2021  

Suggested Resources

  1. GOLF

    What does GOLF stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the GOLF acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GOLF

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Golf is ranked #86981 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Golf surname appeared 214 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Golf.

    72.9% or 156 total occurrences were White.
    18.6% or 40 total occurrences were Black.
    6% or 13 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'golf' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3074

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'golf' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2231

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'golf' in Nouns Frequency: #1260

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of golf in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of golf in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of golf in a Sentence

  1. Inbee Park:

    I just think men golfers, they just have so many big events, they have so many opportunities and so many different weeks with so many big tournaments. For us, I think it’s a little different. We’re not as big as men’s golf.

  2. Brooks Koepka:

    Its a thinkers golf course, i probably dont get enough thought process going through my mind sometimes, just get up and hit it. It gets very routine. A lot of times its drivers, but out here youve really got to position yourself off the tee depending on where the pin is.

  3. Hank Aaron:

    It took me seventeen years to get 3,000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.

  4. Harry How/Getty Images:

    I knew that I could do Open Championship, i love this golf course. I play well here. The last two Opens I’ve played here I’ve finished third both times. It’s coming. I just think this whole major season — second at Augusta, third here, fifth at the U.S. Open, eighth at the PGA — I ’m knocking on the door. I just need to stay patient and keep knocking on the door, and eventually one will open for me again.

  5. Jordan Spieth:

    To birdie the last two holes is really big for me right now as I'm looking to gain confidence under pressure and test some of the stuff I've been working on, in this matchplay format it feels like you're battling to win a golf tournament on a Saturday or Sunday. So it was really cool to hit some clutch shots and pull off the tie.

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