Do you go golfing or do you play golf?

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  • GautamaGautama Members Posts: 754 ✭✭
    edited Jan 24, 2019 10:37pm #62
    dalehead wrote:


    I do not go tennising, softballing, racquetballing, or golfing.




    I do go skiing, running, swimming, cycling, boating, snowshoeing...that said, personally I never "go golfing," that just hurts the ears. And "gaming" makes the skin crawl!
    "I see the distorted swings, the hurried rounds, and now the electric carts tae ruin the course and rob us of our exercise...we have gone off the mark, gone after the wrong things, forgotten what it's all about"

    -Dr. Julian Sands, Golf in the Kingdom
  • FergusonFerguson Members Posts: 4,701 ✭✭
    Once whlist golfing, I got ticketed for pinochling in public,
  • HatsForBatsHatsForBats Members Posts: 1,562 ✭✭
    I go golfing and I play golf. I have also golfed. Sometimes I use clubs and on occasion they are weapons, WMD's or perhaps sticks. Having never used 'I'm gaming' I might have to start given some of the responses. If someone gets uptight about something like that I feel you have a civic responsibility to push the stick in a little further. You can tell it's in far enough when they make the same face as when you told them what your gaming.
  • scooterboy59scooterboy59 Members Posts: 978 ✭✭
    Play is the term for me.
  • ObeeObee ClubWRX Posts: 3,716 ClubWRX
    I use them all, pretty much interchangeably.



    "I'm gonna go golf..."



    "I'm golfing today."



    "You wanna play golf?"



    "Who's golfing today?"



    "Who's playing today?"
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  • shotmarkshotmark Members Posts: 840 ✭✭
    I am a golfer



    I play golf



    I go golfing.



    during the act of golfing I am playing golf
  • shotmarkshotmark Members Posts: 840 ✭✭
    sdandrea wrote:


    Golf is not a verb.......ever. We play golf.




    So that makes you a golf player rather than a golfer. Hmm.
  • Mr. HoganMr. Hogan Members Posts: 1,349 ✭✭
    "Play golf" and "golfing" are both fine in my book. I never understood the people who get in a twist over the term "golfing."
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  • KillerPenguinKillerPenguin Members Posts: 577 ✭✭
    Do you ever "golf your ball?"
  • shotmarkshotmark Members Posts: 840 ✭✭


    Do you ever "golf your ball?"




    Absobloodylutely not!
  • Mikey5eMikey5e Members Posts: 728 ✭✭
    You can sure tell it's winter time with stupid threads like this one. The sad part of of this thread is that people actually get serious and think it really makes a difference how they reference playing golf.
  • gatorMDgatorMD Hacker-in-Chief ClubWRX Posts: 4,564 ClubWRX
    i just try not to make a fool out of myself.
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  • shotmarkshotmark Members Posts: 840 ✭✭
    Mikey5e wrote:


    You can sure tell it's winter time with stupid threads like this one. The sad part of of this thread is that people actually get serious and think it really makes a difference how they reference playing golf.




    refer to, not reference. Reference isn't a verb.
  • Loomis13Loomis13 Members Posts: 182 ✭✭
    I use them both probably 50/50.
  • crazygolfnutcrazygolfnut CrazyGolfNut Members Posts: 1,176 ✭✭
    I play games.



    I play baseball.

    I play football.

    I play soccer.



    I never go baseballing

    I never go footballing

    I never go soccering



    Conclusion: I play golf.
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  • FergusonFerguson Members Posts: 4,701 ✭✭
    Obee wrote:


    I use them all, pretty much interchangeably.



    "I'm gonna go golf..."



    "I'm golfing today."



    "You wanna play golf?"



    "Who's golfing today?"



    "Who's playing today?"






    Going both ways?



    Blasphemy!!!!
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,671 ClubWRX
    shotmark wrote:

    Mikey5e wrote:


    You can sure tell it's winter time with stupid threads like this one. The sad part of of this thread is that people actually get serious and think it really makes a difference how they reference playing golf.




    refer to, not reference. Reference isn't a verb.




    I’m going “referencing”!��
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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,339 ClubWRX
    Once we solve this problem, finding a solution for world peace should be easy.
  • GautamaGautama Members Posts: 754 ✭✭
    Well this is getting silly



    First of all, yes, reference can be a verb, and referencing is an appropriate gerund.



    Second, skiing, running, jogging, fishing, boxing, fighting, wrestling, skating...must we go on? That's not an argument, stop trying to make it one.



    "Golfing" though? Nope, still just wrong.



    (all said in good humor guys)
    "I see the distorted swings, the hurried rounds, and now the electric carts tae ruin the course and rob us of our exercise...we have gone off the mark, gone after the wrong things, forgotten what it's all about"

    -Dr. Julian Sands, Golf in the Kingdom
  • shotmarkshotmark Members Posts: 840 ✭✭
    DavePelz4 wrote:


    Once we solve this problem, finding a solution for world peace should be easy.




    Shouldn't that be solving world peace.
  • shotmarkshotmark Members Posts: 840 ✭✭
    Gautama wrote:


    Well this is getting silly



    First of all, yes, reference can be a verb, and referencing is an appropriate gerund.



    Second, skiing, running, jogging, fishing, boxing, fighting, wrestling, skating...must we go on? That's not an argument, stop trying to make it one.



    "Golfing" though? Nope, still just wrong.



    (all said in good humor guys)




    At least argue is a verb so we can spend our time arguing rather than having an argument
  • shotmarkshotmark Members Posts: 840 ✭✭
    shotmark wrote:

    Gautama wrote:


    Well this is getting silly



    First of all, yes, reference can be a verb, and referencing is an appropriate gerund.



    Second, skiing, running, jogging, fishing, boxing, fighting, wrestling, skating...must we go on? That's not an argument, stop trying to make it one.



    "Golfing" though? Nope, still just wrong.



    (all said in good humor guys)




    At least argue is a verb so we can spend our time arguing rather than having an argument
  • shotmarkshotmark Members Posts: 840 ✭✭
    Gautama wrote:


    Well this is getting silly



    First of all, yes, reference can be a verb, and referencing is an appropriate gerund.



    Second, skiing, running, jogging, fishing, boxing, fighting, wrestling, skating...must we go on? That's not an argument, stop trying to make it one.



    "Golfing" though? Nope, still just wrong.



    (all said in good humor guys)




    Referencing isn't a gerund. Just 'cos it ends 'ing' doesn't make it a gerund. It is just the present participle of 'reference' which isn't a verb in the first place and therefore doesn't exist. A gerund is a verb acting as a noun, for example the word 'climbing' when used in 'climbing frame'.
  • mds5062mds5062 Members Posts: 78 ✭✭
    When asking my usual partners about a tee time "Do you want to golf this weekend ?"

    When telling my wife "I am golfing this weekend"
  • GautamaGautama Members Posts: 754 ✭✭
    edited Jan 28, 2019 5:59pm #86
    shotmark wrote:

    Gautama wrote:


    Well this is getting silly



    First of all, yes, reference can be a verb, and referencing is an appropriate gerund.



    Second, skiing, running, jogging, fishing, boxing, fighting, wrestling, skating...must we go on? That's not an argument, stop trying to make it one.



    "Golfing" though? Nope, still just wrong.



    (all said in good humor guys)




    Referencing isn't a gerund. Just 'cos it ends 'ing' doesn't make it a gerund. It is just the present participle of 'reference' which isn't a verb in the first place and therefore doesn't exist. A gerund is a verb acting as a noun, for example the word 'climbing' when used in 'climbing frame'.




    Depends on the context. Referencing is absolutely a gerund when used as such. But this was all in good fun, not looking for a grammar debate in my golf forum, lol



    ref·er·ence

    Dictionary result for reference

    /ˈref(ə)rəns/



    verb

    gerund or present participle: referencing
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    "I see the distorted swings, the hurried rounds, and now the electric carts tae ruin the course and rob us of our exercise...we have gone off the mark, gone after the wrong things, forgotten what it's all about"

    -Dr. Julian Sands, Golf in the Kingdom
  • KillerPenguinKillerPenguin Members Posts: 577 ✭✭
    Mikey5e wrote:


    You can sure tell it's winter time with stupid threads like this one. The sad part of of this thread is that people actually get serious and think it really makes a difference how they reference playing golf.


    Mike5e, please review the initial post. Thanks!
  • Mikey5eMikey5e Members Posts: 728 ✭✭

    Mikey5e wrote:


    You can sure tell it's winter time with stupid threads like this one. The sad part of of this thread is that people actually get serious and think it really makes a difference how they reference playing golf.


    Mike5e, please review the initial post. Thanks!
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  • TServosTServos Members Posts: 417 ✭✭
    I feel strongly either way.



    It’s never actually occurred to me to give it any thought, and I hope never to think about it again.
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  • DivinDaveDivinDave Longview TexasMembers Posts: 524 ✭✭
    I play golf.
    Experience - What's leaned just after you needed it most
  • Rory McilwoodsRory Mcilwoods Members Posts: 182 ✭✭
    I play golf



    Similarly, I don't 'game' a Titlelist driver. I 'have' a Titleist driver, or at worst, I play a Titleist driver
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