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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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BAFFIE, BAFFY, n. A golf club. [′bɑfɪ̢]Bnff. 1914 G.S. in T.S.D.C. I. 16:
Baffie. A term used in golf for a broad faced club with a spoon lift.
Fif.1 1932:
Baffy. A variety of golf-club, short and stiff in the shaft and with the head spooned, used for approach strokes. This was an ordinary club in my young days at St Andrews. I believe it is not now used.

Comb. baffy-spoon, id. (Fif.1 1932).

[See Baff, n.2 (3).]

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