GOLF



INTRODUCTION


I only play a little bit of golf, which I enjoy but because I have so many aunties, uncles and cousins who are crazy about it, I have decided to include a webpage about it.

A SHORT HISTORY

The modern game of golf is said to have originated in Scotland, in the middle of the fifteenth century. The first written record of the modern game was James II's banning of golf in 1457. His reason for doing this was because it was in his opinion, an unwelcome distraction from archery. Many golfers consider the site of the Old Course at St. Andrews which dates back to 1574, a place of pilgrimage. Golf has been recorded as being played on Musselburgh Links, a course in East Lothian, Scotland as early as the 2nd of March 1672. The course there has been certified as the oldest golf course in the world by Guinness World Records. The world's oldest golf tournament, which is also golf's first Major, 'The Open Championship' was first played in the same country, Scotland.

THESE ARE THE BEST 25 MEN GOLFERS IN THE WORLD ( as on the 6th of October 2013 )
01. Woods, Tiger (USA)
02. Scott, Adam (AUS)
03. Mickelson, Phil (USA)
04. Henrik, Stenson (SWE)
05. Justin, Rose (ENG)
06. Mc Ilroy, Rory (NIR)
07. Stricker, Steve (USA)
08. Kuchar, Matt (USA)
09. Snedeker, Brandt (USA
10. Dufner, Jason (USA)
11. Johnson, Zach (USA)
12. Mc Dowell, Graeme (NIR)
13. Furyk, Jim (USA)
14. Donald, Luke (ENG)
15. Bradley, Keegan (USA)
16. Day, Jason (AUS)
17. Garcia, Sergio (SPN)
18. Westwood, Lee (ENG)
19. Schwartzel, Charl (RSA)
20. Poulter, Ian (ENG)
21. Spieth, Justin (USA)
22. Johnson, Dustin (USA)
23. Els, Ernie (RSA)
24. Simpson, Webb (USA)
25. Watson, Bubba (USA)