The History of Leith

March 27, 2007

When Were the First Rules of Golf Developed?

There must have been rules known to golfers dating back to the origins of the game. Otherwise, how could players have squared off in competition? What those rules were, nobody knows.
At least not until the mid-18th Century, when the first known written rules of golf were put into writing by the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. The rules were written for the Annual Challenge for the Edinburgh Silver Club in 1744. for more click here

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