The History of Golf Josh Tompkins, Nate Balanis Birthplace
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Josh Tompkins, Nate Balanis
Scotland is considered to be birthplace of golf. It began by hitting a pebble or other round objects into a hole by means of a stick or club.Golf was played at St. Andrews before 1403, and there is sufficient evidence that it was being played in one form or another in Scotland as much as a century before that, about 1300.
Initially, golf balls were wooden. The wooden balls used were made from hardwoods such as beech and box root, and then rounded with tools.
Then a feather ball was created. In its beginnings the leather golf balls were filled with wool or hair, and ultimately it was discovered that the use of feathers produced a longer lasting ball.Types of Balls
“Bogey” was the first stroke system and was considered the “ground score”. It defines a score of 1 more than the par.
Par is derived from the stock exchange term that a
Stock may be above or below its normal or “par”
Comes from the 19th century American slang term "bird", meaning anything excellent. It means your scored 1 less than par.
Clearly the extension of the theme of birds. A score of two under par is, in some ways, a 'big birdie' and an eagle is a big bird.
Three under par is a very rare score and an albatross is a very rare bird.
In most areas, cattle and grazing sheep kept the area level enough in the winter so that balls were not lost.
Numerous traditional golf courses have been redesigned and lengthen because technology has increased the distance and accuracy of today's equipment.
Golf courses include 3 parts; The tee box, fairway and rough.The Golf Course
There have been many great players in the history of
Golf. A few of the outstanding golfers include: