Some Interesting Facts
In 100 BC Early forms of Golf traced back to the Roman game of paganica, in which participants used a bent stick to hit a stuffed leather ball.
In 1457 The Scottish Parliament passed several acts banning the practice of the game, along with football (soccer), because the two sports were interfering with archery practice, which was necessary for national defense.
In 1764 The Old Course at St Andrews is reduced from 22 holes to 18 holes. This became the recognized format for the game around the world.