So how was golf born? Why did this sport become so popular in the elite world? Surely many people will raise such questions about this increasingly popular luxury hobby.
According to most researchers, golf was born around the 15th century in Scotland. During the first few centuries, whether it was a member of the royal family or an ordinary peasant, it was free to play this game. Poor Scottish people play golf on public grounds with homemade equipment. At that time, golf was a rather messy pastime and often accompanied by drinking.
In 1457, Scotland had to ban golf (along with football) because it was so popular that they no longer had time to practice archery – a skill that was essential for Scotland to defend the country. However, it was only in 1500 that the ban was lifted.
The first golf club that drafted the official rules of the game and held an annual competition was born in 1744 as the “Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers”. By the mid-1800s, private organizations dedicated their time to raising the popularity of golf. Essential playing equipment such as balls and clubs was also gradually improved.
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