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Origin: L Middle English (Scot) golf, gouff, usually derived, derivative from Dutch kolf, a club, but all early forms have g-, and the -l- may be unhistoric, hence from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Scottish gowf, to strike from gowf, a blow (with the open hand)
- golfer noun
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Origin: Middle English.
- golfˈer noun