Friday, August 28, 2009
The History of Golf
The History of Golf Golf as we know it was invented in Scotland, but its roots date back to Flanders. The first record of "Chol" is from 1353 and represents something that could be described as a cross between golf and hockey played in Flanders (Belgium). The game was played primarily on ice and the players use sticks curved to the left to move the ball until the final point. From the Scottish and Dutch merchants traveled extensively between the two regions and are the subject of trade between them, soon the game spread to Flanders, Scotland, where he was in grass fields of Scotland, and soon ceased to be a winter game. This was the Scots began to dig holes in the ground, rather than simply selecting a point of order. Dig a hole in the Netherlands of natural ice, which was not a good idea. Even if the game has changed a lot after it was introduced in Scotland, where the balls are often imported from Flanders. Most of the Scottish patriots argue that golf has evolved quite differently from stick and ball games, we know that was played throughout the British Isles since the Middle Ages. These games are inspired by a stick and ball game submitted to the British islands by the Romans. The first record of golf is the expression of 1457 when King James II of Scotland banned golf and football, since the games are so popular that the king made the jump from their archery practice and football and playing instead golf. James III re-issued this law in 1471, James IV and follow the footsteps of a new ban in 1491. However, the golf course to continue its development in Scotland, despite the ban. Even during these early days, all the essential parts of golf had been invented. Players used a club to swing a ball into a hole in the ground. The player who was able to get the ball in the hole with the fewest strokes wins. The word gold derives from the old Scots words "Goff" or "glove", and this in tu derives from "kolf" or "kolve" Middle Dutch word that simply means the club. Kolf and when the words were imported kolve for Scotland, the old Scots dialect transformed the letter K in G, and the game was called Goff, gloves, and Golvan Gowl. During the 16th century, the word was established Golf. The ban on golf had been issued at a time when Scotland was preparing to defend against the English. In 1502, the Treaty of Glasgow was possible for James I of England (King James IV) to revoke the ban. He also started to play the same and has become a big fan of golf. The game has become very fashionable and famous throughout the British Isles during the 16th century, thanks in part to King Charles I, who loved to play golf. Mary, Queen of Scots has French roots and introduced the game to the French, while attending school in France. The word "Caddy" really a French word vapors - cadet. The cadets of the French military helped when Mary, Queen of Scots played golf. Two of the oldest golf courses in the world and the Leith Links are of age. Leith is situated near the old town of Edinburgh and is located in Musselburgh Links. When King Charles I received the news of the Irish rebellion in 1641 was in fact standing Leith. The Old Links was founded in 1672. The first inteational golf match was held in Leith in 1682. The Duke of York and George Patterson (playing for Scotland) managed to beat two English players. Curiously, it was not until 1744 that the first golf course rules were written and published in Edinburgh.