Golf is one of the oldest existing codified sports. The city of St Andrews, Scotland established the first rules were in 1754. Research shows that a similar sport was also practiced under the name colf or kolven in the Netherlands, thought to have arrived on the British Isles during the 15th century.
Scottish officers who played the sport in the armed forces were dispatched around the world, leading to its expansion & popularity. Today there are more than 30,000 golf courses & the sport is played by over 60 million people worldwide.
Golf was played at the Olympic Games twice during the 20th century, in 1900 & 1904. In 2009 the IOC members voted in favour of re-introducing golf to the Olympic Games. They will be played again for the first time in a century in Rio.
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