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The History of Golf

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A golf-like game is held on 26th February 1297, in the Netherlands, the Dutch played a game here recorded with a stick and leather ball.

Who the ball into a target several hundred yards away, the number of normally anyway.
However, golf is generally considered to be a Scottish invention, as the play in two acts from the 15 Century of the Scottish Parliament has been mentioned, prohibits the play of the game 'gowf.

The oldest golf course to play in the world is the Old Links at Musselburgh Race Course. The proof is that golf was on Musselburgh Links in 1672, playing shows, although Mary, Queen of Scots supposedly played there in 1567.

People in Scotland was a game where they would hit stones through the sand and rabbit holes with sticks. There are those who argue that because other games played with sticks and balls, but the essence of golf by the ball in the hole began in Scotland.

When the royal family of the day took the sport spread to other countries in the world. So from the 1800's golf was very popular with the men and women.

From this time was the design of golf clubs is very similar to what they are now. There were also many similarities with the game and then as it is now played. The bats and balls were handmade and very expensive and could only be bought by the rich, making it an exclusive game for the rich.

For metal-along clubs and series came in the late nineteenth century, this is the game of golf opened to ordinary people.

Now, more people could enjoy the game as it was to play a lot cheaper. Golf Clubs began, appeared all over the world and the sport was at a all time high in popularity.

In 1894 the USGA was founded in 1900 and introduced golf as an Olympic discipline. Then in 1914 the PGA was formed.

In fact, golf has not always eighteen holes. The St Andrews Links in Scotland, a narrow strip of land use along the sea. Back in the 15th Century, golfers at St Andrews established a customary route through the hilly terrain to play holes whose locations were determined by the topography.

The course was shown that featured eleven holes created at the end of the clubhouse to the extreme end of the property to be terminated. One played the holes out, turned around and played in the holes, for a total of 22 holes.

In 1764, some of the holes that are too short and were therefore grouped. The number was reduced to from 11 to nine, so that a complete round of the Links has 18 holes.

The major changes in equipment since the 19th Century have been better mowers, especially for the greens, better golf ball designs, using rubber and man-made materials since about 1900, and the introduction of the metal shaft beginning in the 1930s.

In the 1930s the wooden golf ball was invented. In the 1970s, to replace the use of metal to wood heads began, and shafts made of graphite composite materials were introduced in the 1980s.

Today we have a huge selection of ultra moderb golf equipment available to both U.S. and overseas manufacturers.

Irene Forde is a writer and publisher.
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