Golf History

June 5, 2007 -

Golf originated in the 1500’s, in Scotland. It’s popularity grew so much that it became outlawed by 1570, because too many people were playing golf and were not practicing their archery!

Today’s blog wants to find out other interesting facts about the history of our grand pursuit. Did you know, for instance, that Mary, Queen of Scots (yup, the same one who was beheaded by her half-sister, Elizabeth 1), was a mad keen golfer?

Or; why is a golf course 18 holes in length? Answer; because a bottle of scotch whiskey, has eighteen shots in it. Quite naturally, having one shot (in a glass that is!) on every hole made up….18 holes.

Let’s hear other fascinating, golf history.

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