Golf Course History - You Could Play On The Worlds Oldest Golf Course
The oldest golf course in the world...
If I asked you where the oldest golf course in the world was what would you say? Scotland ? yes, good guess so far. But where in Scotland?
When pressed most golfers eventually say St Andrews, but they're wrong. Golf was played at Musselburgh near Edinburgh at least ten years before any recorded games at St Andrews. Local records suggest that golf was played on the links land near the shore at Musselburgh from around the year 1567.
The "old course" in Musselburgh is still there today and retains much of its original layout. It has nine holes and the golf course can be played by all comers. Seven of the old course holes were laid out before 1830 (and probably much earlier) and the two "new holes" were added in the mid 1800's.
The British Open golf tournament was held at Musselburgh on five occasions between 1874 and 1889 and the first ever golf competition for women was played on the old course in 1811. The club members still compete for the Old Club Cup, which dates back to 1774.
Even the holes in the greens are significant at Musselburgh. In 1829 the members decided to buy a mechanical device from a local blacksmith to cut the holes on the green. By chance he made it with a diameter of exactly four and a half inches. Golf holes at the time could be any size that the members wanted ? there was no rule about it. In 1893 the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews ? who by this time wrote the rules of golf for the game worldwide ? decided that all golf holes should be the same size as the ones at Musselburgh old course and the decision has remained unchanged to this day. Just measure the cup size on your local golf course if you don't believe me.
For a golf course of such historical importance, access is remarkably easy. You can simply pay and play if you wish and there is a small shop selling special souvenirs. Memberships are available for both local and overseas members ? the latter might make a particularly unusual golf gift. Each overseas member receives a welcome pack with a history of the club, a special bag tag, special golf balls and tees and is welcome to join in any competitions if they come for a holiday in Scotland.
This truly is golf at it's most authentic and in its most historical setting. Come try it ? you will really feel the history of the place.
Gary also contributes to a medical website on the theme of whiplash injury
What Can A Golf Exercise Routine Do For Those Who Are Happy With Their Game
Can a golf exercise routine be useful to a golfer who is happy with the current quality of their game?
The Psychology of a Confident Golf Swing, Part 1
Before focusing on the subject of developing confidence with ones golf swing I want you all to think about this notion; you cannot just "Think" yourself a wonderful golf swing. Otherwise, we would all just think about pots of gold arriving in our front rooms and we'd all be rich. However, the pots of gold do not arrive just by thinking about them, likewise, our golf swing does not transform into that of Tiger Woods just by thought alone. Something needs to be done to get confident about that golf swing. So, this is the first notion that I want you to think about before I talk about building a powerful level of confidence in your golf swing.
Strength Training For Junior Golf
Much debate has occurred about kids and strength training. There's been concern about growth plate damage. There's been discussion of whether it increases their likelihood of future success or simply places them at increased stress both physically and mentally. Here's a few notes on the correct way to have a junior golfer build a strong, healthy body. First there are definite differences between adolescent boys and adolescent girls with respect to strength and strength production. In boys, absolute muscular strength (the greatest amount of force an individual can produce) grows consistently between the ages of 7 ? 19. In girls, strength gains are incurred on a consistent level until about the age of 15, when a period of stagnation occurs and strength gains plateau, and in fact begins to fall. By the end of the pubescent ages, boys are roughly 50% stronger than girls.
Choosing the Right Golf Balls
You've watched Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on television ? you know the brand of golf balls they use. And they're good, right? You should be able to use the same brand of golf balls and be good too, right? Wrong!
Golf Exercises - Improving Fitness for Power and Consistency
Perhaps one of the biggest changes in the golf world today is the increased emphasis on fitness for golf. Tour professionals and amateurs alike are practicing regular fitness routines specifically targeted for golf. The results are more powerful and stable golf swings. Needless to say, the scores are going lower.
Golf Swing Trainer - What Is It?
Golf swing trainer is a term you might think of for a training aid that works on your golf swing. I've come up with a new definition for a golf swing trainer. It happens to be what I do for a living.
Golf Clubs Reviews And Tips
Golf clubs: Reviews and tips is the central message of this article.
Shoulder Exercises To Improve Your Game
Your shoulder strength and flexibility are essential to producing an optimal swing off the tee. Adequate shoulder rotation is responsible for keeping the club in the desirable swing plane. Tightness of your external right shoulder rotation limits your follow through while tightness of your external left shoulder rotation creates restrictions in your backswing.
Returning Home: Scottish Golf Breaks
July 2005 sees the return of the world's greatest golf tournament to its spiritual home on the Scottish East Coast. With the 27th staging of the British Open taking place on the Old Course in 2005, St Andrews has held the event more often than anywhere else which has reinforced its strong reputation as the "Home of Golf". This year's event comes at a period of time where the Scottish Golf Industry is enjoying something of a renaissance, with more and more people choosing to visit the country for golfing holidays and test themselves on some of the world's most famous courses.
Sports Psychology for Golfers: 4 Tips for Beating the Yips
When players labels themselves as having the putting yips, they think they have an incurable disease. Putting confidence declines and the fear of missing putts makes matters worse. Players who suffer from the fear of missing don't like to putt. The more they putt, the worse it gets, until it's intolerable. This leads golfers to believe they have an affliction that they must learn to play with. When golfers condition themselves into believing they have the yips, it is extremely hard for change to occur.
Its Not About The Bicep Curl When It Comes To Golf Fitness Training
How many of you have read, "It's Not About The Bike" by Lance Armstrong? What we learned about Lance's life is that his mission is all about survival, digging deep from within, honoring your goals and commitments, and following your dreams in spite of the often difficult road to the top.
Selecting A Golf Gift That No Golfer Will Forget
Even as you contemplate on getting a golf gift for a close friend or acquaintance, you may have heard other golfers complain on numerous occasions about how useless some golf aid equipment they spent a fortune on turned out to be.
The Golf Channel Highlights Fitness
If you're a Golf Channel addict or merely an avid golfer, and also want to maintain top fitness for your golf game, you'll be pleased to know that they have made fitness education a priority. Through a variety of resources and educational tools they have incorporated the advice of experts on how improved fitness can make you a better player.
Golf Swing Simulators
Are you looking for a way to play golf during the sweltering days of some or the extreme cold days of winter? Try out one of the golf swing simulators that are on the marker nowadays. These simulators give a player a realistic and accurate simulation of a golf game or a driving range trip. The full swing golf simulator can help with golf instruction, club fitting, and can be an entertainment source. The simulator can measure the horizontal and vertical launch angles, speed, spin, and total distance that the ball traveled.
Golf Secrets To Dramatically Improve Your Game
Every amateur golfer is constantly looking for golf secrets to dramatically improve their game. Yet they are not very easy to come by. The competitiveness of the game will not allow the professionals to easily share all their valuable secrets.
Getting The Golf Ball In The Air With Physics
Sir Issac Newton was one of the world's most influential thinkers. He tackled what most people would consider to be complicated topics. But most things when explained in layman's terms become a slot simpler.
Watch the Pros Play Golf
You can check out a pro golf swing on video instruction tapes and on TV during golf shows and games. Checking out the golf swing of a pro can help even the amateur fine tune their own swing.
History of Golf- How it all Started
Since before the time Mary Queen of Scots was disciplined for playing golf two Sundays after the murder of her husband Lord Dernley in 1567. Golf is known to have been played at St. Andrews before the founding of the university in 1411. It is a safe bet to say that golf was played in some form or another as much as a century before this.
Golf Vacation Schools ? Choose the Perfect Golf School Vacation for Your Game
Golf Schools, like golfers, come in all shapes and sizes. Don't make the mistake of attending any golf vacation school. Do your homework and find the right match for your personality, learning style, and golf game.
Golf Holiday - Plan Your Holiday Golf or Your Ireland Golf Vacation
Try Ireland for a golf holiday full of emerald green magic!
|home | site map|