Golf, a luxurious game

Golf is a sports game in which individual members or teams compete get it in special holes by hitting a small ball, using putters, trying to make it move for a decreed distance for the minimum number of hits. It is worth mention, that the game was originated from in Scotland and it was invented by the shepherds, who used staves "which later became putters" to cause the rocks to fall in a rabbit's hole. The game, presumably, existed already in the 16th century and the 15th century in Scotland.

Golf, a luxurious game

A number of laws were made then, prohibiting playing golf in the 17th century. The game was played with putters and a ball already in the Netherlands. Golf in its modern way was formed again in the XIX century in Scotland, by the time when the modern golf was originated in Scotland in the 15th century, the oldest form of the game remains unknown and it is a matter of dispute,

Golf, a luxurious game

Some historians associate golf with a game that existed in the Roman Empire (paganica), in which members used a bent stick for hitting a ball. According to one theory, paganica was spread in all Europe through the growth of the empire's territories within 1 century.and gradually the game witnessed an evolution, and it became the game as we know today. According to another point of view, the ancestor of golf is a Chinese game called “choyvan”.

Golf, a luxurious game

It was spread in the period between 8-14 century at the time of the Ming dynasty in 1368. There were paintings of the family members where people used something like the golfing sticks and tried to cause a ball to fall in a hole , supposedly , the game became famous in Europe in the middle of the century. Also one of the oldest games that reminds of modern golf is the game called “cambuca”. This game was popular in the Netherlands of that time. Germany and England borrowed it.

Golf, a luxurious game
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