A Swing Through Time: Golf in Scotland 1457-1743
HMSO [for the] National Library of Scotland, 1992 - History - 58 pages
Here's a terrific volume about golfing from its earliest days in history. Evidence shows that golf existed more than 400 years before the appearance of the first rules of golf. Artwork depicts play, the equipment used, and the social status of golf. See the game of golf develop from an outlawed activity to the world's most popular game.
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