History of golf

Learn about the first women’s golf tournament in the world

According to documented records, the first golf tournament for women golfers starting 9 January 1811 was held on the eighteen-hole course of Musselburgh, East Lothian. The winner at that year’s golf tournament was a creel and shawl battle. The runner-up position received two handkerchiefs from Barcelona.

When the first tournament took place, everyone was surprised. Standing in front of the ball was not a tall, solid man, but a soft, feminine, and strong image in the swing. The witness was really amazed by the feminine beauty in proud poses.

Who was the first famous female golfer?

The story of golf among women does not close there. The world it is recorded that the first female golfer is Mary. She was Queen of Scotland who ruled Scotland from 1542 to 1569. Mary is also credited as the creator of the Caddy term, derived from the “cadets” she used when referring to her assistants.

The world it is recorded that the first female golfer is Mary

At this time, for the golf session, the famous St Andrew Links golf course was built. Also from here, the golf door officially opened for women conquering amateur golf tournaments for women first held in the UK and America in 1893 and 1895 respectively.

The challenge for early female golfers

It can be seen that the way for women to golf is somewhat narrower than men. Golf was born in the 15th century in Scotland. However, until the 21st century in countries with very early development economies like England, America, Japan … women are still treated unequally on golf courses.

At that time, many clubs and tournaments refused female golfers to register even without tickets for female golfers. The bonus funding for female golfers in professional playgrounds is also more disadvantaged than men’s tournaments. The audience, sponsor, and media interest in women’s leagues have always been more modest than men’s.

In 2008, American prodigy Michelle Wie had eight times to participate in the professional men’s golf tournaments (PGA) at the age of 18, then in 2012, the most prestigious golf club in the United States Augusta National accepted for the first time. Accepting American members as former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, ending 80 years of history of only admitting men.

Overcoming so many ups and downs in history, women have become an indispensable part of golf. And even more excited when the names Sophie Horn, Maria Verchenova, Anna Rawson, Michelle Wie have become golf legends.

Golf in the UK

The strategy of European Tour to keep safe from COVID-19 pandemic

The European Tour reopened on July 22 and applied the principle of “comrades” in the fence of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The first tournament to follow the new schedule is the British Masters, with a prize fund of $ 1.4 million at the Close House in Newcastle. This is one of six closed tournaments in the United Kingdom that lasts until the end of August.

During this time, the participants will have to follow the “friendly rules”. Besides, they have to use medical examination measures like tests, temperature measurements, and medical claims. Accordingly, each individual is asked to pair up to move, work, relax, and eat during the event. The golfer and caddy will form a group.

Whether standing near other groups in the waiting area or hotel, the golfers must keep a safe distance. They are only allowed to sit at the table with their comrades. As explained by the European Tour, the pairing strategy will assist in localizing the object. It also avoids having to isolate the majority if a positive case is found.

Golf and caddy will pair up to ensure safety at the European Tour

European Tour and F1 are two international sporting events that are allowed by the UK government. As part of a crowded event, the European Tour series is more strictly controlled than other local sports, such as English Premier League football.

The Golfer is planning three events in a series of six home tournaments. All venues are only three hours away by car.

In the first round of the British Masters, David Law of Scotland hit 64 strokes and took the top of the table at -7. Having fought professionally since 2011, Law has just won a title at the European Tour, at the Victoria Open 2019.

Less than one stroke of Law is group T2 consisting of Oliver Fisher, Renato Paratore, and Garrick Porteous. Pepperell reaches -4 in the T9 group. Chairing the competition and competition, former world number one Lee Westwood hit 71 sticks and belonged to the T50 group at the bottom of the board.

Defending champion Marcus Kinhult stood T29 with a score of -2. Last year, he was crowned at -16, earning US $ 670,000 in a reward fund of US $ 3.5 million.


6 most prestigious golf tournaments in the world (Part 1)

Every year thousands of small and large golf tournaments around the world. However, only the big tournaments that bring together famous golfers are noticed by many fans and look forward to every day and every hour. Golfnet scores 6 most prestigious golf tournaments in the world today.

1. The Masters

The Masters is the first annual golf tournament in April. Calculated so that the last round of golf will end on the second Sunday of April each year. It is one of the four largest and most prestigious golf tournaments in the world. The Masters World Golf Tournament first took place in 1934 at the Augusta National Course in Georgia, where the tournament is still held.

With a total prize of up to 9 million USD this will certainly be the tournament with the highest prize and the most expected golfer of the year. Each year, the tournament gathers around 50 to 60 professional golf golfer leading the world. This is a tournament with a number of special traditions, not to mention the green vest called Green Jacket is considered the most prestigious award in the sports world.

2. The US Open

The US Open world golf tournament is organized by the American golf association in the middle of June every year and ends on the third Sunday of June. This is the second tournament in the four major events of the world golf village. It is also the official schedule of European Tour and PGA Tour.

The US Open golf tournament was first held at the Newport Country Club golf course on October 4, 1895. This grand tournament is quite special in terms of venue. Each year will be held at different golf courses around the United States.

The selection of golf courses to organize the tournament is very strict, most of the courses are long, high rough grass, narrow fairway and short grass on the green making the ball rolling very quickly, giving players new challenges difficult to conquer.


The scenario for golf tournaments in the Covid-19 pandemic (Part 2)

Torrey Pines and Pebble Beach both have many pitches. This is an important factor, helping to bring the entire number of golfers to the field for the first two rounds of a full-field event with 156 people like the US Open in the area with “days shorter than nights” in the last months of the year. like the state of California.

Early in the season, Masters on Augusta National Stadium were at the top of the traditional major quartet’s calendar, with a 9/4 opening date. But Covid-19 caused the Organizing Committee to postpone the announcement on March 13.

In the revised program, Masters will start on November 9. And in accordance with this arrangement, the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco became the main launch artillery, from August 6-9.

The following weeks were part of the PGA Tour with one event per week, respectively, including the Wyndham Championship, three FedEx Cup playoff tournaments, and the 2019-2020 Championship Championship Tournament on East Lake in Atlanta.

During the sessions, the reopening of the PGA Tour’s main event The Players Championship was also a topic of discussion, but ultimately fell out of the game. And until now, the Ryder Cup is kept in the same position – from September 25 to September 28.

Despite the new calendar, the major events may change due to Covid-19. And within the current vision, the PGA Tour aims to reopen the arena by mid-June. That will enable them to use four weeks of golf vacations at the Olympic Games (delayed until next year), US and British major expands. (transferred to a new schedule) to reorganize previously canceled or canceled tournaments.

The remaining problem to be solved is the major broadcasters in the US such as NBC, CBS, Fox and ESPN. Not only golf, they are committed to famous sports arenas such as NLF football, NBA basketball, MLB baseball, Premier League football, NASCAR racing…

All these events are struggling restructuring broadcasts during and after the epidemic. That means that the US Open will probably be more broadcast on Fox Sports 1 channel instead of Fox’s main network. Under the contract, the broadcaster is supposed to broadcast on the main channel when the US Open takes place in June as usual.


The scenario for golf tournaments in the Covid-19 pandemic (Part 1)

A new roadmap for the remaining major tournaments of the year is being finalized, according to Golfweek on April 2.

The five world power organizations have been discussing telemetry remotely every day for the past three weeks to salvage the remaining nail events of the year. These include Royal & Ancient (R&A), American Golf Association (USGA), American Professional Golf Association (PGAA), PGA Tour and Augusta National.

The Open

The only obstacle that caused the joint statement of the new schedule to be delayed is the R&A’s hesitation between canceling or postponing the 14th Major The Open Championship.

On April 3rd, R&A confirmed the tournament does not change the time held. The schedule is still from 16 / 7 to 7/19 at the Royal St George Stadium, Kent, England. This move comes after the Golf Digest used its own source in the article about The Open’s cancellation.

According to the new scenario that Golfweek has, The Open is not the key event in the traditional major quartet. The tournament is set on September 17 – September 20. One week before the scheduled start of the Great War between the United States and Europe at the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

If R&A chooses to cancel The Open, the frame July 16 – July 19 will be filled with a US Open on Winged Foot.

But the USGA’s 120-year-old event also has some issues. “We have not been able to confirm the specific date so far. Although we hope we can begin the US Open as planned, the complicated situation has increased the risk of postponement. With PGA Tour, Fox Sports and other golf organizations, we are considering some possible directions”.

One of the solutions Annis mentioned was the US Open organization on the US West Coast in the second half of July or beyond. USGA had preliminary discussions with two potential locations in California. It is a combination of Torrey Pines golf and Pebble Beach Golf Links.

However, Torrey Pines took the right to host the tournament in 2021. Pebble Beach was the battleground of the previous year. However, this is the most feasible option of the USGA yard selection options.