History of Golf

General News | Nov-28-2020

History of Golf

Golf, a cross-country game during which a player strikes a little ball with various clubs from a series of starting points (teeing grounds) into a series of holes on a course. The player who holes his ball within the fewest strokes wins. The origins of the sport are difficult to determine, although evidence now suggests that early sorts of golf were played within the Netherlands first then in Scotland. From somewhat obscure antiquity, the sport attained worldwide popularity, especially within the 20th century. Nothing is understood about the first game’s favourite venues on the ECU continent, but in Scotland golf was first played on seaside links with their crisp turf and natural hazards. Only later within the game’s evolution did play on downs, moorland, and parkland courses begin. Golfers participate at every level, from a recreational game to popular televised professional tournaments. Despite its attractions, golf isn't a game for everyone; it requires a high degree of skill that's honed only with great patience and dedication. The origin of golf has long been debated. Some historians trace the game back to the Roman game of paganica, which involved employing a bent stick to hit a wool- or feather-stuffed leather ball. consistent with one view, paganica spread throughout several countries because the Romans conquered much of Europe during the first-century bc and eventually evolved into the fashionable game.


Raghav Saxena 

Birla School, Pilani