Why is golf called golf?

Category: Golf History
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Clue

Not Scottish, but Dutch!

Answer

It's generally accepted that the word golf comes from the Dutch word for club, ‘kolf’.

More about why golf is called golf

Trading was common between the Dutch and Scots through the 14th – 17th centuries and it’s thought that Dutch sailors may have brought ‘kolf’ clubs with them.

A game played on frozen canals in The Netherlands then was played on the coastal links lands of eastern Scotland.