|ORIGIN OF THE WORD
"Golf" is thought to possibly come
from the Dutch word "kolf,"
meaning the sort of club used in
croquet and hockey. But no
connection between "kolf" and the
game of golf itself, which was
developed in Scotland, can be
established. Then again, there is
a Scottish dialect word "gowf,"
which means "to strike," so that
may well be the source of "golf."
The bottom line is that "golf"
remains a mystery.
|"Man blames fate for other
accidents but feels personally
responsible for a hole-in-one." --