Ever since men (ladies started later) played the first game of golf around the middle of the mid 15th century, it has been a tremendously enduring and popular sport. It’s said that King James II of Scotland banned both golf and soccer because it drew his archers away from their work of protecting the castle.
His successors, the III and IV James, kept the ban going for a while until it eventually did evolve into our modern game in 1744 with rules set down in the great city of Edinburgh.
Thank goodness that the game prevailed because millions of people, some in the remotest of places, love the sport. Grantland Rice said: “Eighteen holes of match or medal play will teach you more about your foe than will 18 years of dealing with him across a desk”. [Read more…]