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What is the history of golf?

"A good walk spoiled" is how Mark Twain described the sport of golf. But golf greats and addicted amateurs would beg to differ. Where did this sport begin and how has it evolved?


Who built the first miniature golf course?

Who built the first miniature golf course?

Miniature golf is a popular family outing. Find out who built the first miniature golf course at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Use Golf GPS

Do you want to know how to use golf GPS when you're on the range? Learn how to use golf GPS in this article. See more »

How Golf Carts Work

How Golf Carts Work

Golf carts have changed the way amateurs enjoy the game. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about golf carts. See more »

What is the world's longest golf course?

What is the world's longest golf course?

What is the world's longest golf course? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn what the world's longest golf course is. See more »

What is the history of golf?

What is the history of golf?

What is the history of golf? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn the history of golf. See more »

How Golf Simulators Work

How Golf Simulators Work

Golf simulators are perfect for practicing in the off-season. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about golf simulators. See more »

Best Golfers

Best Golfers

Golf has seen hundreds of star athletes but only a handful can be called legends. Learn about golf greats like Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan. See more »

How to Maintain Golf Equipment

How to Maintain Golf Equipment

Most golfers know the importance of maintaining golf equipment. Discover how to properly care for, regrip, and refinish golf clubs in this article. See more »

Bobby Jones: How I Play Golf

Bobby Jones: How I Play Golf

When Bobby Jones became the first to win the "Grand Slamâ" of golf in 1930, he became an overnight star (think Tiger Woods in argyle). He went on to create a series of instructional films in which he corrected the swings of stars like W.C. Fields and James Cagney. With those films now available on DVD, there is renewed interest in Jones’ playing and teaching style. Learn about the instructional and technological innovations that went into the Bobby Jones golf series and how they relate to golf today. See more »

How Golf Clubs Work

How Golf Clubs Work

Golf clubs can make or break your golf game. Learn all about golf clubs, from basic parts to types of clubs, and check out prices on popular golf clubs. See more »