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"Golf" as a name for what? The sport? There is a VW car series named Golf. Or do you mean as a name for a person?
-The name for the sport probably derives from the Dutch word "kolv" which means "bat" or "racket".
The German word "Golf" translates "gulf" to English. I thing that's where the cars name is from. VW used to name cars after landscapes and winds, like "Passat" or "Bora" or "Scirocco".
The syllable "olf" is part of many germanic names. It's from "wolf". So "Golf" as a persons name could be an abbreviation of "Ingolf","Hergolf", "Radgolf" or "Aigolf".
If you're interested in the history of golf, stories about the most famous players or you just want to improve your skills, you can find a lot of information on this list:
Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden. - is an urban legend. . . It probably is derived from the scottish word Gouf.
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