here are 10 key points in the history of golf
By: Donna F Weiss
1. The earliest recorded mention of golf can be traced back to a 1457 Scottish parliamentary act, which banned the game due to its interference with military training.
The first golf club was formed in Leith, Scotland, in 1552.
. The first 18-hole golf course was constructed at St Andrews in 1764.
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews was founded in 1754 and is the oldest golf club in the world.
Golf was introduced to the United States in the early 19th century.
The first U.S. Open Championship was held in 1895.
Golf became an Olympic sport in 1900 and 1904.
The Masters Tournament was founded in 1934.