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Do you go golfing or do you play golf?

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#31 spartan6910

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 05:58 PM

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Do you play golf or do you go golfing?  

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#32 Z1ggy16

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 06:02 PM

Tough to say which is right because I feel like the word 'golf' could be a verb or a noun. So both are probably right to use...Just a matter of what you prefer to say.

Usually when I tell my wife I'm going to play 18, I say "I'm going golfing with X,Y,Z friend today at B time. Should be home by C time".
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Posted 23 January 2019 - 06:06 PM

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 23 January 2019 - 11:00 AM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 23 January 2019 - 10:57 AM, said:

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Play: Play golf


I have found, although probably just a coincidence, that those who use the term “going golfing” also have a proclivity to shellfish allergies, find Dennis Miller to be funny, are driven to tell you about their brother's golf game on the first tee.

Similar for me, I tell the wife I’m going to “hit a bucket of ball” or just simply “I’m going to play today”. She knows what it means.

If she brings it up though, she asks “are you going golfing today”?

Aye, and I always refer to golf as my mistress. I say "Wife, I'm goin to sweep the dew off the mistresses grass",,,, she know's what I mean... : D

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 07:00 PM

Dumb question.

No difference to me, terms are interchangeable, use them both.

(Hey, that's not all I said!)

Edited by Hawkeye77, 23 January 2019 - 07:00 PM.


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 07:07 PM

I am going to go play golf.


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 11:09 PM

I play golf. I also run -- I don't jog.

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 11:14 PM

View PostMr. Grumpy, on 23 January 2019 - 06:06 PM, said:

Aye, and I always refer to golf as my mistress. I say "Wife, I'm goin to sweep the dew off the mistresses grass",,,, she know's what I mean... : D

Sounds like you have more than one mistress... How does your wife know which one?

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 11:15 PM

Playing golf. I always associate those who say golfing as a non golfer or non sports-like person.

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 11:36 PM

Almost as bad as "I hit a 92 yesterday" or "I hit a five in the first hole"

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 01:15 AM

I usually tell the wife "im going to go chase that stupid little white ball around". Usually with a joking/sarcastic tone.


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 07:15 AM

I'll take things that don't matter in real life for $300 Alex...."

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 08:01 AM

I like Dennis Miller. But I like shrimp and lobster too. Scallops not so much.
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Posted 24 January 2019 - 09:11 AM

View PostSonja Henie, on 23 January 2019 - 11:09 PM, said:

I play golf. I also run -- I don't jog.

Mrs. Ferguson, an avid runner, despises the term jogging as a reference to running.
That is why I often ask her, after she returns from a run, "how'd the jog go?"
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Posted 24 January 2019 - 09:34 AM

I would suppose all of the high and mighty say they 'play golf', and wouldn't want to be associated with saying they are 'going golfing'. They don't want to insult their egos. All down to earth types rightly know that it really doesn't matter, just getting onto the course is what matters.

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:37 AM

I used to play golf.  Now I go drinking with golf clubs on a golf course.


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:01 AM

I go golfing.

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:10 AM

Mrs. Pelz usually says..."Are you going to suck at playing golf again today?"

She's rarely wrong.

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:13 AM

Do you play basketball or do you go basketballing?  

Yeah I know...you can go bowling, or skiing.....yada yada....

I just cringe when hear people say "are you going to golf?"  "I golfed"

I am no grammar expert, and "going golfing" may be technically correct English....and in the grand scheme I REALLY don't care...but if I could offer a word of advice,  If you don't want to sound ignorant then don't go golfing.....just say I am going to play golf.....the choice is yours.
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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:16 AM

People that say "golfing" have houses that smell strange.
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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:17 AM

View Postdavep043, on 23 January 2019 - 11:33 AM, said:

I play golf.  I also play these clubs, I don't "game" them.

I have noticed that if you are from Great Britain, you have a thick cockney accent, and you like to review every single club that hits the market on Youtube, then you "game" clubs.  Besides that ever-growing demographic, I have never, ever heard anyone use that term in real life.

Edited by dlygrisse, 24 January 2019 - 12:58 PM.

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:21 AM

View PostFerguson, on 24 January 2019 - 11:16 AM, said:

People that say "golfing" have houses that smell strange.

They also tell you they bought a set off "graphties" and want to tell you how to keep you head down in the middle of a restaurant when you happen to bump into them.
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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:23 AM

Funny, we go the golf course, but to the bowling alley.
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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:56 AM

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 24 January 2019 - 11:23 AM, said:

Funny, we go the golf course, but to the bowling alley.

DSS, what's the hot topic over on BowlingWRX.com?

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:56 AM

I’m usually talking about my tee time as in My tee time tomorrow is 8:30.  But I played golf yesterday, or I’m going to play tomorrow with the twilight group.  I hate phrase The phrase “ I game whatever”

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 02:04 PM

I play golf and I fly fish.  I do say that I am going fly fishing but never say I am going golfing.  Why?  That is what my father, uncles, and people living in my area when I was young said.


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 02:13 PM

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 24 January 2019 - 11:23 AM, said:

Funny, we go the golf course, but to the bowling alley.

When I'm going to the bowling alley, I say I'm going to "play bowl".

I used to say I was going to "roll a few lines", but people thought it was a reference to drug use, so I changed it.

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 04:01 PM

Play golf for me.  "Going golfing" and "gaming" clubs are irritating phrases to me.
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Posted 24 January 2019 - 06:28 PM

View Postbub72ck, on 24 January 2019 - 04:01 PM, said:

Play golf for me.  "Going golfing" and "gaming" clubs are irritating phrases to me.
I don't care enough to be irritated, those words aren't all that important.  I just have my preferences.

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 06:46 PM

View Postdavep043, on 24 January 2019 - 06:28 PM, said:

View Postbub72ck, on 24 January 2019 - 04:01 PM, said:

Play golf for me.  "Going golfing" and "gaming" clubs are irritating phrases to me.
I don't care enough to be irritated, those words aren't all that important.  I just have my preferences.

Yeah....I don't ever call anyone out on it, in real life...just behind the key board.  Now if on the other hand you are wearing jeans...  :)
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Posted 24 January 2019 - 08:00 PM

english language is hard.  and so are non-binary terms.

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