Golf is one of the most popular recreational sports and hobbies in the world. Sports like football and basketball may be more popular from a spectator perspective, but those are games which are difficult to play as you get older. The same cannot be said of golf.
Golf is a hobby that involves visiting a course designed specifically for the sport, and using specialized tools called ‘clubs’ to attempt to hit a ball into a hole from a distance in the least amount of strokes possible.
The origin Golf:
The origins of it’s game are unsure and much debated. However, it is generally accepted that modern golf developed in Scotland from the Middle Ages onwards.
The game did not find international popularity until the late 19th century, when it spread into the rest of the United Kingdom and then to the British Empire and the United States.
Golf come from to the time of Julius Caesar. Although it was not the golf that is played today, it was a similar game. They played by striking a feather-stuffed ball with club-shaped tree branches.
It was also traced back to the Song Dynasty in China during the years 960 to 1279. The games of these times were not exactly the golf that is known today, the roots of today’s game can be traced back to Scotland in 1457.
The game was then outlawed by King James II of Scotland, as it detracted from the training for the military.
It became an entertainment in Great Britain in the seventeenth century, and that was a familiar theme throughout the world. In 1860, the first British Open, a tournament that is still played today, had taken place.
The popularity of the sport then began to spread throughout the entire world. The first permanent golf club in North America was founded in Montreal, Canada, in 1873 and was named “Canada’s Royal Montreal Club.
Why you practice Golf as a hobby?
It consolidate an extensive list of the characteristics one would look for from a hobby including:-
1- Being able to play single, or in a group, get good exercise,
2- Get progressively better, meet influential people in your community, watch it on tv, play competitively or for fun and even get a golf vacation in the sun during the winter.
3- It is one of the largest sports in the world and whatever your level,
Golf can be become a major part of your life if you take a shine to the game and you can enjoy as little or as much as you want.
4- Stress release your mind will get a workout from the concentration each swing requires.