Re: Theos-World truth -- Re: Cool List of Facts
Jan 19, 2006 02:41 PM
Dear all,Origins of golf, remember it is flog spelled backwards, and Ladies
even in medieval days played the game Mary Queen of Scots was a regular
player and many othe ladies did likewise.But to others such as MARK TWAIN
desribed the good game as "A good walk spoiled!"
cheers from the ancestrial home of Golf and surround by the great courses
of St Andrew, Carnoustie and Gleneagles
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Golf History FAQ: Where Did the Word "Golf" Come From?
From Brent Kelley,
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Does it Stand for "Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden"?
Did the word "golf" originate as an acronym for "gentlemen only, ladies
forbidden"? That's a common old wives' tale. Or, in this case, more
old husband's tale.
No, "golf" is not an acronym for "gentlemen only, ladies forbidden." If
you've ever heard that, forget it immediately. Better yet, find the
told you and let them know it's not true.
Like most modern words, the word "golf" derives from older languages and
dialects. In this case, the languages in question are medieval Dutch and
The medieval Dutch word "kolf" or "kolve" meant "club." It is believed
word passed to the Scots, whose old Scots dialect transformed the word
"golve," "gowl" or "gouf."
By the 16th Century, the word "golf" had emerged.
Sources: British Golf Museum, USGA Library Back to Golf History FAQ
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