I suspect serious golfers cringed when they spotted the headline “The president who golfed too much” [Sunday Opinion, April 23]. I’ve been playing golf for more than 60 years and have never heard a serious golfer use “golf” as a verb, even though you can find a dictionary reference to such.
In the lexicon of serious golfers, “golf” is exclusively a noun.
Serious golfers play golf. They never golf or go golfing.
Philip C. Meyer, Chantilly
Call me an old fuddy-duddy . However, in defense of golfers everywhere, someone please tell op-ed writer Matthew Algeo, all readers and the world that “golf” is not a verb.
Do we “go tennissing?” Do we “go baseballing?” Algeo’s April 23 commentary offered a nice angle on President Trump vs. President William Howard Taft in terms of days spent on the course, but I would have preferred to read an article titled “The president who goofed too much.”
Mary Boyd Click, Springfield