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.
Phrases and idioms:
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.
1. a trolley used for carrying clubs in golf.
2 a motorized cart for golfers and equipment.
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.
Etymology: 15th-c. Sc.: orig. unkn.