“Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden”? That’s not what golf means
It all began in Scotland, where we can discover the first modern reference to golf, in 1457.
Golf and football were also outlawed by the local administration that year because they interfered with military training.
From 1500 onwards, the sport was re-legalized, attracting a considerable portion of the populace.
In terms of its name, while many believe it means “Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden,” this is not the case.
Golf is derived from the Dutch word “kolf” or “kolve,” which meant “club” in medieval times.
Historians believe it landed in Scotland, where it was converted into “golve,” “gowl,” or “gouf” by the ancient local dialect. Then it moved on to golf.