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Golf originated in Scotland

                       Golf as every one of you is a  ball game.It is one of the few ball games that does not require a standardized  playing area.It is a fact that Golf originated in Scotland. Modern golf originated in Scotland in the mid fifteenth century.The game attained international popularity  during the nineteenth century after it spread to other parts United Kingdom and then to USA and other countries.

The first documented mention of golf was in an act passed by the Scottish king James II  in 1497 ,which prohibited playing of golf and football  .It spite of this golf continued to develop in Scotland.The oldest surviving rules of golf were written in 1744 in Edinburgh.


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