I know someone who looks down on people who use golf as a verb in sentences like: "I like to golf."
"I like to play golf," he says. "Golf is not a verb!"
And yet, he is happy to say something like, "He's a good golfer."
I have always found this funny.
"Golfer" comes from "golf" + "-er" and means something like "someone who plays golf".
English is confusing because lots of verbs and nouns look and sound the same: a dance (noun), to dance (verb), dancer (someone who...