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