Choosing golf vacations in Scotland

If you are a golfer with a real passion for the game, then you have probably thought about choosing golfing vacations in Scotland. This is, after all, the birthplace of the game which has grown from those humble beginnings to become perhaps the most popular game on the planet.

You may have an image in your mind which involves golf being developed sometime in the 18th century, but the origins of the game go back a lot further than that.

In one form or another, various games which can be linked to present day golf were enjoyed throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. The game persisted over the centuries and the form that it took and rules that were applied varied as widely as the terrain the game was played over. In short, the game consisted of knocking a ball from one pre-designated place to another where the ball was to be struck off a predetermined object in the least number of blows.

It may have been basic, but the fact is that the game played in the middle ages did have links to the modern game, so if you are interested in Scotland golf packages, it’s easy to see why you would want to return to the roots of the modern game.

If golf as we know it had its birth in 17th century, then it really began to grow between 1848 and 1852. Three events occurred that were to turn the game from the parochial into the global. The first of these events was the discovery of the ‘gutta percha’ based ball, known as the ‘gutty’ in 1848. More importantly, the durability of this new ball in turn encouraged the development of iron-faced clubs and so continued the process of evolution. So, why hesitate when looking for golf vacations in Scotland? Book your place and enjoy the history!

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