Watching Happy Gilmore you probably figured golf was easy, anybody could do it. Gilmore would take steps back from the tee and he would slap shot it all the way straight up towards the green. He made it all seem simple. His coach Chubbs, the one handed ex-PGA pro, would always give him pointers on his swing, “It’s all in the hips” (Dugan). Though Chubbs was right, Gilmore’s shots were far from realistic. You would never see anyone take a swing like that at an actual golf course. It is just not a realistic swing. Your golf swing is one of your major parts of your game; it is what separates you from an ameuter to a pro.
Golf, played on a course with 18 greens and trying to get the golf ball in the hole on the other side, Comes from a vast history and still continues to be played today. The modern game of golf began in the 15th century in Scotland. Every Country claims to have invented golf but the simplicity is that where ever there was a sticks and objects to be hurtled on then there was “golf”. (White). In Rome the starting of “golf” was in a stick and ball game called “paganica”. In China as early as 300B.C. there was a form of golf called “ch’ui wan”. These simple games included bent pieces of wood and handmade golf balls. These early games were just made to see who could hit the ball the furthest to the target. The game of golf has obviously had its changes over the years from where it began.
Only After the American Revolution did the game of golf began to get started in America (Golf). The first two golf clubs being formed in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1786 and in
Savannah, Georgia, in 1795. Then in 1891, William k, Vanderbuilt hired Willie Dunn to build the first professionally designed course near Southampton Long Island named Shinneck Hills (Golf). This was the first known Golf course which all the others after around the country were modeled by. Shinneck Hills is what launched golf into what it is now. Without a professional course there would be...