Is golf a verb?

My wife always asks “Are you golfing this weekend?” I don’t think “golfing” is a word. The correct term is “playing golf”. Or am I wrong? I can’t imagine Tiger Woods saying “I’m golfing in a tournament this week”.

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  • I love to golf.

    Yes golf can be a verb. Are you golfing this weekend?

  • Is Golfing A Word

  • No it is not a verb

    It is a noun

    You don’t say I’m tennising

    or soccering

    or basketballing

    The game is called golf (noun)

    I am going to play (verb) golf (noun)

    Mind you what really matters is that she lets you LOL

  • Dictionaries especially internet ones change as people misuse words so much that they abridge them to align with current slang terms and overused improper grammar. For example in some dictionaries you can find aint or nite for night. Originally golf was only a noun but too many people have said it wrong for so many years that it is accepted as a verb in some circles but to me it sounds very uneducated to use it that way. Pejon60 said it best. No one would ever ask you if you tennis. They would ask if you golf. It just sounds hick to me.

  • It’s both.

    golf (gŏlf, gôlf)

    n. A game played on a large outdoor course with a series of 9 or 18 holes spaced far apart, the object being to propel a small, hard ball with the use of various clubs into each hole with as few strokes as possible.

    intr.v. golfed, golf·ing, golfs

    To play this game.

  • well i’ve heard of people saying ‘golfing’ which would be a verb. but when someone says ‘playing golf’ golf is a noun..

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    Is golf a verb?

    My wife always asks "Are you golfing this weekend?" I don't think "golfing" is a word. The correct term is "playing golf". Or am I wrong? I can't imagine Tiger Woods saying "I'm golfing in a tournament this week".

  • Yes, it is… You can use it in a sentence as golfing or to play golf as a noun, as well..

  • “Golf” can be either a noun or a verb, but it is ALWAYS a four-letter word.

  • It can be either – and don’t argue with her. She is asking as opposed to saying “you can’t play golf this weekend because I want you to…………… instead”. Just say “Yes I am dear”, and head for the course.

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