“Hoi! Mind yer heid we’re gowfin here.”
“Hoi! Mind your head we are golfing here.”
Golf is an old game but Scots lay claim to adding the hole and playing it on machair – the precursor of modern courses world wide with its short grass and sand traps. It was so popular that it was banned in 1452 in favour of archery practice – required for military service. The law, despite being mostly ignored, was not repealed in Scotland until 1502. You can read a more authoritative golf history here.
A friend of mine has designed some golf history books, the first being about Tom Morris.
The Scottish Word: gowf with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the Scots language and in English.