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GOLF = Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden

Posted by Loni Lueke on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at 7:00pm.

 

The year was 1457, the place: Scotland. A brand new game had been invented. It was ruled 'Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden'- and so, the word GOLF entered the English language. The first round of women's golf was played in the year 1811 in Musselburgh, Scotland.     Golf was banned three times for years after it was invented because the Scottish government believed it interfered with military training. The first golf balls were made of feathers wrapped in leather. They flew much further than the balls that came after and were used until the mid-1800s. After feathers, golf balls were made from wood.

 Sea Pines Founder Charles Fraser uncovered a ship manifest from1786 that noted that "golf sticks" and "featheries" had been shipped to residents in South Carolina and Georgia. His finding indicated that golf may have arrived at Harleston´s Green in Charleston. In 1969, Charles Fraser announced a PGA-level Golf Tournament to be held at the newly created Harbour Town Golf Links and honored the Scottish heritage by naming the PGA Tour event the "Heritage Classic".

 

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