General Golf Trivia
- Evidence tells of a game of golf being played in China in 957. The game consisted of hitting a ball into a target placed several hundred yards away. The ball was hit with clubs.
- In 1457, the game of golf was banned in Scotland by King James II when he issued the 1457 Act of the Scottish Parliament. This is the first written record of the game of golf. ;He banned the game of golf because he wanted young men to be outstanding at archery. The ban remains in effect until 1502.The word golf probably derives from the Scottish verb ;to gowff ;which can be loosely translated to mean to strike hard.
- Golf trivia facts reveal that 1452 saw the sale of the first golf ball. These golf balls were usually made of beech or boxroot wood.