History of Golf- How it all Started

Written by Martin Smith

Since beforerepparttar time Mary Queen of Scots was disciplined for playing golf two Sundays afterrepparttar 149160 murder of her husband Lord Dernley in 1567. Golf is known to have been played at St. Andrews beforerepparttar 149161 founding ofrepparttar 149162 university in 1411. It is a safe bet to say that golf was played in some form or another as much as a century before this.

Golf isrepparttar 149163 only game whose objective it is to hit a ball across a course of some kind that had sand traps, bunkers, and other obstacles to prevent you from accomplishing this. The ball is balanced in mid-air and hit to another spot belowrepparttar 149164 ground.

It wasrepparttar 149165 Scots who introducedrepparttar 149166 golf hole intorepparttar 149167 game. It was a national pastime more than four hundred years before Prince Charles fled Culloden in defeat atrepparttar 149168 hands ofrepparttar 149169 English in 1513 atrepparttar 149170 Battle of Flodden Field. At Floddenrepparttar 149171 Scots were no match forrepparttar 149172 English inrepparttar 149173 first assault and were defeated 50 years earlier. King James II bannedrepparttar 149174 game of Golf because he believed it was interfering with archery practice and he did this with a Scottish Act of Parliament. The first documented record makes references to modern golf. James III also bannedrepparttar 149175 game in 1471.

The origin of Golf is a mystery however there is a few theories out there. The first theory says that fisherman on their way back from their boats would pick up a piece of driftwood and whack a pebble to see how far it would go. They would do this repeatedly until they reachedrepparttar 149176 river. Golf is thought to have been played in Kirk Session (Church Court). The only evidence of it is found inrepparttar 149177 sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Golf is still a very popular game today. A time line is presented below that will provide you with a general idea ofrepparttar 149178 evolution of Golf intorepparttar 149179 game we know today.

16th century - Gold became established onrepparttar 149180 east coast of Scotland and began to spread. Golf was played by Jamesrepparttar 149181 VI before he accededrepparttar 149182 throne as Jamesrepparttar 149183 1st did in 1603. 1501 - Jamesrepparttar 149184 IV had his treasurer pay 14 Shillings to a bow-maker in Perth to supply them with clubs. Golf became associated with royalty, The Church, and education (i.e. St. Andrews) 17th century Golf was pursued fromrepparttar 149185 south east to as far north asrepparttar 149186 Orkney Islands. 1754 - The beginning of construction of new courses.

A Beginner's Guide to Buy Used Golf Clubs

Written by Andrew L

If you are just starting out to play golf, you should never buy a new golf club set immediately as you may discover that this game is not for you later on. Furthermore, you are yet to findrepparttar type of golf clubs that fits you duringrepparttar 149122 learning stage. The good choice is to start with cheap used golf clubs. And here are some guidelines to help you to hunt down your first used golf club set:

Golf Rental Clubs

First, you may want to play withrepparttar 149123 rental clubs at a driving range. During this time, don't be afraid to ask your friends or other golfers to try their clubs onrepparttar 149124 range. This is a good opportunity for you to judge which type of clubs is right for you. After hitting for a period of time atrepparttar 149125 driving range and you think it is time to buy your own clubs, then ....

Rely on Golf Expert

When you go out to buy used golf clubs, you should always rely on people who know golf equipment well. You can look for your local pro at your local municipal course as a source of information and advice. Or you can consultrepparttar 149126 experts atrepparttar 149127 golf shop or even your friend who plays well or who knows anything about golf clubs. Alternatively, you can searchrepparttar 149128 Internet for used golf club reviews. You can always ask people for advice but keep in mind that what suits them may not necessary prove good in your hands. Therefore, it is more important to identifyrepparttar 149129 golf club set that suitable to your ability yourself.

Golf Beginner's Half Set

As a novice golfer, you are advised to learn with a half set of clubs with all matching iron ofrepparttar 149130 same model. The half-set could be made up from a few combinations of clubs. In general,repparttar 149131 half set combination consists of five iron clubs, including 4, 6, 8, pitching wedge and sand iron, in addition to 3 and 5 woods plus a putter. The driver is not recommended inrepparttar 149132 beginner's half set because it isrepparttar 149133 hardest club to control. Majority of beginners would achieve better results using a 3 wood onrepparttar 149134 tee box. Likewise, 1, 2 or 3 irons should be avoided atrepparttar 149135 early stages ofrepparttar 149136 game, as each of these long irons requires an accurate strike fromrepparttar 149137 middle ofrepparttar 149138 clubface with plenty of club heads speed in order to achieve good results. In contrast, a 5 wood with distance almost equivalent ofrepparttar 149139 2 iron -repparttar 149140 ball can still travel a fair distance despite being hit off-center. Besides, a lofted wood is more forgiving thanrepparttar 149141 thin blade of an iron club heads.

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