Golf is a sport that can take a life time to master, and is truly an
enjoyable journey on the way to perfecting your game. Learn
from the pros at Big Sky Chambers how to best play!
The earliest known reference
to golf comes from King
James II of Scotland, who, in
1457, issued a ban on the
playing of golf and football
(soccer). Those games, James
complained, were keeping his
archers from their practice.
James III in 1471 and James
IV in 1491 each re-issued the
on golf. But the game continued to develop in Scotland over the decades and centuries,
until 1744 when the first-known rules of golf were put down in writing in
Edinburgh. Golf as it was then played would be easily
recognized by any modern golfer. But can it be said that
the Scots "invented" golf? Not quite.
because there's strong
evidence that the Scots were influenced themselves by even
earlier versions of games that were similar in nature.
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The playing field in golf is
known as the "golf course."
The standard golf course
is divided into 18 separate
fields of play known as "
holes." You initiate play by
hitting your ball with a club
from a "teeing ground."
You complete play on each
of the 18 holes by playing your ball into the hole in
the ground. The basic short-term
objective of the game is to get your ball into the hole in the
fewest possible strokes.
The basic long-term objective ...
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