The Back Story
It is generally agreed that the Scots were the first to become
passionate about golf; however, who actually invented the rules of the
game is open to debate. We know that golf has existed for at least 500
In 1457, James II of Scotland banned both golf and
football by Act of Parliament, declaring that the sports interfered too
greatly with military archery practice.
Initially played with
pebbles, sticks and rabbit holes, players soon tired of hitting little
rounded stones and tried other things. Over the years the game evolved
until, in 1750, it became the well-loved sport we recognize today.
enjoy golf for the sheer fun of the game, but equally compelling is
time spent with business contacts, or having fun with family and
friends. With so many reasons to enjoy the sport, it is no wonder that
people of all ages, genders, races, and economic backgrounds love to
spend time on the green.