n. & v.
n. a game played on a course set in open country, in which a small hard ball is driven with clubs into a series of 18 or 9 holes with the fewest possible strokes.
v.intr. play golf. golf-bag a bag used for carrying clubs and balls. golf ball 1 a ball used in golf. 2 colloq. a small ball used in some electric typewriters to carry the type. golf cart 1 a trolley used for carrying clubs in golf. 2 a motorized cart for golfers and equipment. golf club 1 a club used in golf. 2 an association for playing golf. 3 the premises used by a golf club. golf-course (or -links) the course on which golf is played.
[ 15th-c. Sc.: orig. unkn. ]