From the clubhouse of Club Praha . . . a representation of the Dutch Game Kolf, played on ice, with hockey sticks . . . I always wondered: When they holed a putt, did the ball disappear into the canal, or was it a puck?
Kolf is not an antecedent of Golf, IMVHO, I am from the Roman Paganican derivation school myself, following the lead of P.G. Wodehouse – rather Kolf is a dead-branch-relative, like chimpanzees to humans, if you see what I mean . . .
Still, there it is . . .