The History of


Golf

The Posting Series is a continuos documentary of the life of golf.  Follow these post as we leave the golf swing and present how the game was born, lives, grows and replicates life.

The game of golf has struggled throughout history as kings, religions and the state of affairs tried to suppress the popularity of the sport because of the effects it had on society.  Despite these setbacks, the game survived and flourished throughout history, growing into the game we love and strive to achieve success playing.

If there is a topic you would like to learn more about, not pertaining to the swing as we will address those issues in the “iBlogit” posts, leave a comment and we will include it in an upcoming posting series. Grow your knowledge of the life of golf and become one with the game. “NaNaNaNa,”  ”Be the ball Danny!”

JB
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A Game Becomes a Sport


Our story begins in the mid 18th century when golf was then known as “goff” and the equipment consisted of 5 clubs, four “long nosed” woods and one iron. Golf balls for the well-to-do were comprised of chicken or goose feathers, leather, and a process that produced a softer ball, allowing for more control and revolutionizing the game, which many believed would not have survived without this innovation to the ball. Most golfers of this era were limited to pebbles, stones and wooden ball, dating back to the game of “Paganica,” an earlier form of golf played during Roman times. […]

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