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The modern game of golf, played over 18 holes, had its origin in Scotland in the mid-1400's. The first known 'rules of golf' were drawn up in 1744 in Edinburgh for the world’s first open golf competition, hosted by the Gentleman Golfers of Edinburgh.
Today, more than 25 million people in the United States alone play golf each year. Despite golf's widespread popularity, few of us truly know its rules, which have grown exceedingly complicated as the game has grown in popularity. The Original Rules of Golf present the very first rules of the game, including both the original Edinburgh 1744 rules and the subsequent 1897 Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews rules. Both are reprinted here in this 64-page hardback First Edition book alongside delightful illustrations of the game throughout the centuries.
Written by Dale Concannon (see About the Author below) with a forward by Tony Jacklin, one of the world’s most iconic and celebrated golfers, The Original Rules of Golf is a 'must read' for any amateur golfer who appreciates the 'spirit' of the game.
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