History of Golf

Golf originates from a game played on the coast of Scotland during the 15th century. At that time players would hit a pebble instead of a ball around the sand dunes using a stick or club. You may also be interested in the history of the golf ball and golf clubs

Here are some key moments in the history of the game of golf.

1618

The feather golf ball or 'Featherie' was introduced

1848

The gutta-percha golf ball was invented

1880s

Golf bags first came into use

1898

Coburn Haskell introduced the one-piece rubber cored ball

1905

The first time a dimple pattern was applied to a golf ball

1908

club head made with grooves for more backspin

about 1925

Steel golf club shafts were introduced in the US

1939

the maximum of 14 clubs in a bag rule was introduced

1951

the center shafted putter, was legalized

about 1962

The first powered golf car appeared, invented by Merlin L. Halvorson.

1963

The casting method of manufacturing clubs heads was introduced

1972

Spalding introduced the first two piece ball, the Executive.

1973

the graphite shaft was introduced

1991

Big Bertha oversized wood which was introduced

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