Game Of Golf.. How Did This Get Started Anyway? Because you see everyone in the world is enjoying the great Game Of Golf, as well you know that this game is a Multi-Billion dollar industry, but you have no idea just how this game got started, and how it progressed through the years. And you have to get your hands on this kind of information, not because you are the next Tiger woods, but because Golf is the leading Social Gathering Event of the world, where friends meet, Golfers play, where powerful people meet and play, and where the biggest business deals in the world are made. And so I hope that you are beginning to see the many reasons why you must begin to know about the Game Of Golf, and how it has been playing by so many... James Dazouloute
Game Of Golf.. How Did This Get Started Anyway? Let's SEE What Has Been Written:
The word golf does not mean "Gentleman Only, Ladies Forbidden". This is an Internet myth
1353 - The first recorded reference to Chloe, the probable antecedent of golf. It is a derivative of hockey played in Flanders (Belgium).
1421 - A Scottish regiment aiding the French against the English at the Siege of Bauge is introduced to the game of chole. Hugh Kennedy, Robert Stewart and John Smale, three of the identified players, are credited with introducing the game in Scotland
1527 - The first commoner recorded as a golfer is Sir Robert Maule, described as playing on Barry Links (near the modern-day Carnoustie).
1682 - In the first recorded international golf match, the Duke of York and John Paterstone of Scotland defeat two English noblemen in a match played on the links of Leith. Andrew Dickson, carrying clubs for the Duke of York, is the first recorded caddy
1744 - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers is formed, playing at Leith links. It is the first golf club.
1820 - The Bangalore Club is formed, the first club outside of the British Isles.
1842 - The Bombay Golfing Society (later Royal Bombay) is founded.
1859 - The first Amateur Championship is won by George Condie of Perth.
1861 - The Professionals Championship is opened to amateurs, and the British Open is born. The first competition is won by Old Tom Morris
1869 - The Liverpool Golf Club is founded at Hoylake, later Royal Liverpool.
1873 - The Royal Montreal Golf Club is formed, the first club in Canada
1887 - The Art of Golf by Sir Walter Simpson is published
1893 - The [British] Ladies' Golf Union is founded and the first Open Championship won by Lady Margaret Scott, at St. Anne's.
1894 - The Open is played on an English course for the first time and is won for the first time by an Englishman, J.H. Taylor.
1895 - The United States Open is instituted. Willie Anderson is the first winner
1901 - Walter Travis becomes the first golfer, in the U.S. Amateur, to win a major title with the Haskell ball.
1904 - Walter J. Travis becomes the first American to win the British Amateur.
1909 - The USGA rules that caddies, caddymasters and greenkeepers over the age of sixteen are professional golfers. The ruling is later modified and eventually reversed in 1963
1916 - The PGA of America is founded by 82 charter members and the PGA Championship is inaugurated. James Barnes is the first champion
1920 - The USGA founds its famed Green Section to conduct research on turfgrass.
1927 - The inaugural Ryder Cup Matches are played between Britain and the United States
1934 - The first Masters is played. Horton Smith is the first champion. In this inaugural event, the present-day back and front nines were reversed
1946 - The U.S. Women's Open is instituted. Petty Berg is the first winner
1950 - The LPGA is founded, replacing the ailing Women's Professional Golf Association
1956 - The current yardage guides for par are adopted by the USGA
1963 - Arnold Palmer becomes the first professional to earn over $100,000 in official prize money in one calendar year
1968 - Arnold Palmer passes the $1 million mark in career PGA earnings
1975 - Lee Elder becomes the first black golfer to play in the Masters
1979 - The Ryder Cup is reformatted to add European continent players to the British-Scottish-Irish side, making the event far more competitive
The longest drive ever is 515 yards. The longest putt ever is a monstrous 375 feet
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball
The highest golf course in the world is the Tactu Golf Club in Morococha, Peru, which sits 14,335 feet above sea level at its lowest point.
The youngest golfer to shoot a hole-in-one was Coby Orr, who was five years old at the time. It happened in Littleton, Colorado, in 1975
The longest golf course in the world is the par 77 International Golf Club in Massachusetts which measures a fearsome 8325 yards
Golf was banned in Scotland from 1457 to 1502 to ensure citizens wouldn't waste time when preparing for an English invasion