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Golf was one of the only sports played on the moon. Almost 80% of golfers will never have a handicap under 18. A golfer's handicap is necessary for amateur tournaments so that matches are kept fair. The average golfer has a 12,500 to 1 chance of making a hole-in-one.
While the modern game of golf originated in 15th century Scotland, the game's ancient origins are unclear and much debated. Some historians trace the sport back to the Roman game of paganica, in which participants used a bent stick to hit a stuffed leather ball.
Since 1552, golf has been played at St. Andrews, Scotland. It was here at the St. Andrews Golf Links that the R&A was formed and where the 18-hole round was established.
The word 'golf' is not an acronym for anything. Rather, it derives linguistically from the Dutch word 'kolf' or 'kolve,' meaning quite simply 'club. ' In the Scottish dialect of the late 14th or early 15th century, the Dutch term became 'goff' or 'gouff,' and only later in the 16th century 'golf'.
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