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History of golf

Top 10 greatest golfers in the world throughout history (Part 1)

Over the centuries, Golf has emerged as a major and widely known sport. It brings fame and wealth to many people both in the US and around the world.

But to reach the level of great golfers that not everyone can do, they are the people who inspire and admire the next generation. About the names that only when mentioning them is exclusively for a noble sport is Golf. Here are the 10 greatest golfers of all time, listed by TopTen.

10. Byron Nelson

He was considered one of the three legends in the world last century, along with Sam Snead, Ben Hogan who were all born within 7 months of 1912. As indigenous people of Waxahachie, Texas, Nelson has been played professionally from 1935-1946, with 52 titles, including 5 Major championships. He is the winner of both PGA Championships and The Masters, missing an Open Championships title to complete his Grand Slam.

Today there is a tournament called his Byron Nelson Championship, which is played every year in Dallas. He was present at this tournament every year before his death in 2006. And this tournament is no longer part of the PGA schedule, but one thing is for sure: his contributions to Golf Village. Today’s professionalism is very respectable.

9. Tom Watson

When someone asks you which golfer is the greatest of all time and you think of some big names like Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus. But there is one person you probably won’t remember, but he certainly deserves to be there, Tom Watson.

Being a nnative of Kansas City, he is known as one of the most successful golfers in the 70-80s with 8 Majors (5 Open Championships) but has not yet completed the precious Grand Slam and has never fought. He won the second time in the PGA Championship. To achieve that achievement could not fail to mention his mentor Mr. Nelson, who instructed Watson to help him get his first title after working together for a year.

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Golf in the UK

The brief history of golf as an aristocratic sport from the UK

The true origins of Golf remain a mystery. However, most people agree that Scotland is the first place where golf matches take place.

The sport has been around since the 15th century. It was initially banned from play because the government worried men who were too engrossed in golf to ignore archery training to take part in the protection of the country. As Golf developed, Golf clubs gradually formed and became the official sport as today.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Scottish army tried to spread golf playing to British colonies. The Royal Calcutta is the oldest club outside the British island and exists as a reminder of the aristocratic history of this aristocratic sport.

The development of golf

Within 100 years, the number of golf courses in England has increased from 12 to nearly 1,000. When Golf began to grow, it spread quickly and was widely accepted everywhere. In the US, the first golf courses began to appear in the late 18th century. After that, the American Golf Association established in 1894.

The brilliant development of the golf industry in the US was the premise for the Japanese people to establish. First golf course in 1913 and Golf Association in 1924 in the land of the rising sun. The growth in the number of golf courses has increased so rapidly that even golfers have set up their own agencies to evaluate the impact of golf courses on the environment.

The first balls were stitched with leather and stuffed with feathers but they did not fly far and were easily damaged. Therefore, it is designed to make golf balls made of rubber – a material easily found in tropical areas.

Balls made from metal also began to be manufactured. The American Golf Association was the first entity to adjust the golf ball in the 1930s and as a result created the golf balls we use today.

Golf clubs have grown tremendously since the first wooden golf clubs were formed. As the sport became more and more popular, craftsmen designed elaborate wooden golf clubs for the royal family and wealthy merchants.

So, in the early 1900s, artisans began making metal golf clubs, eventually developing into flexible curves like today. Golfers can now choose between metal or wooden golf clubs. They can also choose the style of the club. This varies flexibly depending on the needs of the player.