History is written by the victors, the saying goes, and upon visiting St Andrews, one learns that golfing history is no different. As far back as 1691, St Andrews, in the Fife region of Scotland, has been credited as the birthplace of golf. The origins of the game trace all the way back to the 1400s with the two types of golf being played in the very early days.
One form for the game was for the commoners (plebeians, peasants, etc. or whatever you want to call them) and it was actually played in city streets, and led to building damage and personal injury.Follow paulmbanks