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Golf is one of the world's most popular individual sports for both men and women. But where did the word "Golf" originate?

According to Scottish Golf History, the common misconception that the word "GOLF" is an acronym for "Gentlemen Only - Ladies Forbidden" is definitely not true.

It is generally accepted that "Golf" is derived from an old word meaning "Club." The first documented mention of the word "Golf" was in Edinburgh on 6th March 1457, when King James II banned 'Ye Golf' in an attempt to encourage more archery practice, which was being neglected.

WHAT'S IT WORTH? The value of Golf items will vary widely based upon specific item, age, condition, and provenance. Recently ten early 20th century wood-shaft golf clubs, and five early golf photos, sold for $4,780 at Heritage Auctions.

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