User:WhaleyTim/Sandbox : Origins of Golf
(i) Hitting something with a stick comes naturally. Stick and ball games are recorded throughout human history
(ii) The myth of Paginica - It's a ball, not a game - Loads of Victorian crap
(iii) The Chinese - really? see (i) If it cane up the silk road to the meditteranean and then to Scotland, why no golf en-route
(iv) Medieval Europe - Lots of people hitting balls for fun
(v) Holland - Dutch-Scottish trade links - Dutch were hitting balls - Scots were hitting balls - Golf / Colven / Cuff - germanic roots of language - Stymie? - Shared lingo or shared game or coincidence
(vi) The famous scottish anti-golf edict - But what was Golf then - does it have any likeness to the game we know know
(v) First rules - golf as we know it?