Those serious about the sport do not use the verb form.
Even Golf Digest refrains from using the word golfing.
Only real golfers use the noun form of the word, which typically follows the verb play, played or playing.
While swimmers may go swimming and cyclists do go cycling, golfers just don’t go golfing.
Can golf be used as a verb?
‘Golf’ can be a verb. You don’t have to say ‘play golf.’ Two of your readers undermine their own position that “golf” should not be used as a verb by using the word “golfer” instead of “golf player” [“One way to tee off readers,” Free for All, April 29].
What are golf terms?
Birdie – A score on a golf hole that is one less than Par. Bogey – A score on a golf hole that is one more than Par. Divot – This is the piece of grass that is often removed from the turf when a golf shot is made. Green – This is where the golf hole resides.
What’s another name for a golf course?
golf course. links, course, green, fairway, front nine, back nine.
Is golf a noun or verb?
Golf is a noun, not a verb. When you talk about the sport of golf, one thing should be very clear: The word golf is a noun; it’s not a verb.