A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Golf-club, n. Also: golff-, goiff-, gof-. [Golf n.1] A club used in playing golf. 1503–4 Treas. Acc. II. 418.
For golf clubbes and balles to the King that he playit with 1507 Reg. Privy S. I. 224/1.
Pro interfectione quondam Alexandri Meill ex subito per ictum baculi, viz., golf club, commissa 1561 Stirling B. Rec. I. 78.
That Thomas Eduein trublit Thomas Kirkwod and straik at hym with ane goiff club 1601 Treas. Acc. MS. 68.
To his pellettis and gofclubbis ane quarter veluet 1616 Edinb. B. Rec. VI. 150.
Convict … for the abusing of Francis Hay … and streking of him with ane golff clube 1622 Edinb. Test. LI. 201.
Fourtie tua golff clubis 1649 Elgin Rec. I. 184 (see Gouffer n.).
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