What is the oldest golf rule in the world?
The oldest surviving rules of golf were written in 1744 for the Company of Gentlemen Golfers, later renamed The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which played at Leith Links. Their "Articles and Laws in Playing at Golf, now preserved in the National Library of Scotland, became known as the Leith Rules and the document supports the club’s…
What was the first golf game played in America?
In December 1650, the settlers of Fort Orange (near present-day Albany, New York) played the first recorded round of kolf (golf) in America. The Dutch settlers played kolf year round. During the spring, summer and fall it was played in fields. In the winter it was played on ice with the same rules.
Are You Ready for your first time on a golf course?
Golf Digest Best Young Teacher Jason Birnbaum says that’s the best way to gauge whether a beginner is ready for their first time on a course. And in fact, keep a bunch of tees handy even for the fairway, Birnbaum says. That’s a great way to ensure beginners enjoy their first couple of rounds of golf. “You need to keep it fun,” Birnbaum says.
What are some tips for a first-time golfer?
You should always be aware of your surroundings. That means not only your playing partners but other groups in the vicinity. A golf ball (or club) could literally come from anywhere. If you hit a ball and it appears to be headed towards the vicinity of other people. Yell "FORE!" as loud as you can. Be loud!