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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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"Golf-club n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 12 Jun 2024 <>



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