Modern Golf that is now known everywhere in the world, was known in Scotland during the middle ages and extended internationally in the late 19th century, when it spread into the United Kingdom then to the United States.
When playing Golf, players hit Golf trying to sink the balls in the holes with the fewest strokes. Unlike other ball games, Golf does not have a standardized playing area.
Competitions are held allowing amateurs and professionals to play in open contests like the US Open and the British Open, which are “open” to the public. The British Open is the oldest among the four major champions in professional Golf.
More than 60 million people play Golf worldwide in more than 130 countries on six continents.
In playing Golf, etiquette is often seen as being as important to the sport as the rules themselves. The course authorities may, disqualify any player who acts in serious breach of etiquette, and would be thereby violating the spirit of the game.
All the 34 rules and many sub-rules of Golf are included in the rulebook “Rules of Golf”, which is published on a regular basis and also includes rules governing amateur status.
Playing Golf has several benefits as it keeps the mind alert; it enhances the social communications, reduces stress and anxiety and maintains physical fitness as well as helps in weight loss.