by Phillip G. Goff, GGFA DNA Project Manager

From the column “Sporting Notions,” in the 12 May 1927 issue of The Bulletin, published in NSW, Australia:

More on this topic can be found in an informative blog at The blog is very detailed, but implies that the pronunciation as “gulf” in Scotland came before “gof” in England. Another variant is “goaf.”

Phillip Goff is the co-author, along with Roy L. Lockhart, of The Four Goff Brothers of Western Virginia. Since 2004, he has run the Goff/Gough Surname DNA Study, which today has over 100 participants.

One thought on “Fore! Golf Anyone?

  1. looking for Drusilla Goff Stockwell, can you help?

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