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The Origin of Golf
08-20-2011, 11:50 AM
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The Origin of Golf
It is well known that golf is a kind of famous sport around the world. Today, we will talk about the origin of golf. cheapest golf clubsHere is some useful information for you to consider.
Golf is a precision club and ball sport, in which competing players (or golfers), using many types of clubs, attempt to hit balls into each hole on a golf course while employing the fewest number of strokes.
The origin of golf is unclear and much debated. Some historians trace the sport back to the Roman game of paganica, in which participants used a bent stick to hit a stuffed leather ball. One theory Ping G15 Irons cheap
asserts that paganica spread throughout Europe as the Romans conquered most of the continent, during the first century BC, and eventually evolved into the modern game. Others cite chuiwan ("chui" means striking and "wan" means small ball) as the progenitor, a Chinese game played between the eighth and fourteenth centuries. A Ming Dynasty scroll dating back to 1368 entitled "The Autumn Banquet" shows a member of the Chinese Imperial court swinging what appears to be a golf club at a small ball with the aim of sinking it into a hole. The game is thought to have been introduced into Europe during the Middle Ages. Ping K15 Driver cheap
Another early game that resembled modern golf was known as cambuca in England and chambot in France. This game was, in turn, exported to the Low Countries, Germany, and England (where it was called pall-mall, pronounced ¡°pell mell¡±). Some observers, however, Ping K15 Irons cheap
believe that golf descended from the Persian game, chaug¨¢n. In addition, kolven (a game involving a ball and curved bats) was played annually in Loenen, Netherlands, Ping G15 Driver cheapbeginning in 1297, to commemorate the capture of the assassin of Floris V, a year earlier.
The modern game originated in Scotland, where the first written record of golf is James II's banning of the game in 1457, as an unwelcome distraction to learning archery.
Finally, thanks for your reading. We hope the information above can give you some help for the understanding of origin of golf.
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