You go out like this, that the Scots are the discoverers of golf. Other theories suggest, however, the source was located in continental Europe. Often mentioned here is Holland (1297: Kolf Loenan ann de Vecht), France (Chole to around 1200, picture of a puttenden a hole golfer in the Hours of Adelaide de Savoie 1450) and Brussels (1360: Ban on Colven) self, however. in ancient Egypt, ancient Rome and in early Japan and China, information and evidence related to a game with bat and ball.
Highly controversial for this reason still to think of when you can go precursors (including hockey, croquet, baseball or billiards developed whereas it) and when the real golf has developed as we know it today. Depending on how closely to define the criteria of the Gulf. For example, only since Pieter van Afferden Latin textbook from 1545 nachlesbart unequivocally and in writing that the swing of the golf shot of the enemy must not be disturbed and disabled. The former Scottish documents could therefore may belong to a sport which, although was called "Golf", but was in character more of a fighting game and which were entirely different rules than today.
The first written record of golf in the modern spelling is from the year 1457th This forbade the Scottish Parliament with King James II as a driving force "ye ye fut ball and golf" the golf on the grounds it distract from the practice of archery. The ban by the Kings James III. (1471) and James IV (1491) also confirmed and renewed. The prohibition is, however, Anno 1502 the peace treaty between Scotland and England to the victims of the paramilitary training of the population does not seem appropriate. Then, even announced that James IV himself playing golf, for a bill prepared for him golf clubs appears in the official budget of the court.