Monday, 3 March 2014

History of Golf

While the progressive game of golf originated in 15th-century Scotland, the game's ancient origins are imprecise and much debated. Nearly historians find the sport back to the Roman game of paganica, in which participants used a bent stick to affect a stuffed leather ball. One theory asserts that paganica spread throughout Europe as the Romans conquered most of the continent, at some point in the first century BC, and eventually evolved into the advanced game. Others cite chuiwan ("chui" revenue striking and "wan" funds small ball) as the progenitor, a Chinese game played involving the eighth and 14th centuries.
A Ming period scroll dating back to 1368 entitled "The Autumn Banquet" shows a part of the Chinese Imperial court swinging what appears to be a golf beat at a small sphere with the aim of sinking it into a hovel. The game is belief to allow been introduced into Europe through the mid Ages. Another ahead of schedule game so as to resembled fresh golf was proven as cambuca in England and chambot in France. This game was, in go, exported to the Low Countries, Germany, and England (where it was called pall-mall, pronounced “pell mell”).[citation needed] around observers,[who?] however, believe that golf descended from the Persian game, chaug├ín. In addition, kolven (a game concerning a ball and curved bats) was played annually in Loenen, Netherlands, launch in 1297, to observe the capture of the assassin of Floris V, a year earlier.
The modern game originated in Scotland, somewhere the first in black and white trace of golf is James II's banning of the game in 1457, as an unwelcome amusement to learning archery. To many golfers, the Old Course at St Andrews, a links choice dating to before 1574, is considered to be a locate of pilgrimage. Golf is recognizable as being played on Musselburgh relatives, East Lothian, Scotland as early on as 2 March 1672, which is certified as the oldest golf course in the planet by Guinness World Records. The oldest surviving rules of golf were compiled in March 1744 for the Company of Gentlemen Golfers, soon renamed The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which was played at Leith, Scotland. The world's oldest golf event in existence, and golf's first major, is The direct Championship, which was primary played on 17 October 1860 at Prestwick Golf Club, in Ayrshire, Scotland

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