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Old 09 May 2012, 07:10 PM
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Military Origins of golf

Comment: I have heard the story that the game of golf originated for
military purposes, whereby soldiers would use a club to launch rounded
pebbles or rocks into an approaching enemy.
This I know to be not true, and though historians may argue a point as to
when it was first invented, there is evidence of a similar game being
played in Roman times. In short it has always been a game and never for
military purposes.
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