Jun 24, 2019 - Rumor has it that the word “golf” is an abbreviation of a phrase: Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden. This completely untrue information would divert all women who are enthusiasts of golf. Mary I Stuart was the pioneer of female golf. First women’s golf tournament was mentioned in notes from 1810, first amateur golf championship for women took place in 1893. However, this discipline wasn’t professional yet.