Golf has its origins in Scotland in the 15th century where golfers would walk around the beach hitting a pebble between sand dunes with a stick. Although this is long way from the beauty and glamor of St. Andrew and the sport has of course moved a long way in terms of technology. Golf continued in this guise until 1750 when it evolved into a sport more familiar to golf we play today.

In 1774 the first set of rules was written by a group of golfers from Edinburgh. During this time there was lots of experimentation with balls, with even things like leather bags filled with feathers being tried, yes you guessed it this ball did not fly far.

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