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Every year, golf enthusiasts tee off on the driving range to celebrate Golf Day and share their passion for this centuries-old sport.

It is a perfect occasion to get together with family and friends and embark on your golf journey. Whether you are a swing professional masterfully using the clubs or just a recreational player who loves the freedom of the game, the greens are where you need to be on May 10th.

History of Golf Day

The game of golf dates back to 15th-century Scotland when players tried to hit a pebble over sand dunes by using a club or a bent stick.

It was even called a royal game after King James IV of Scotland started playing it ardently. By the end of the 16th century, the game spread throughout Europe, and in the mid-18th century, it officially became a sport with annual competitions. 

At that time, the clubs the golfers used were nothing like the modern-day drivers, irons, wedges, or putters. They had very simple wooden clubs made of beech with shafts of ash or haze. The balls were made of compressed feathers wrapped in a stitched horse hide.

With the expansion of the British Empire and the railways, golf followed along, and by the end of the 19th century, it was played everywhere the British set foot.

The United States Golf Association was officially set up in 1894, and by the beginning of the 20th century, there were over 100 golf clubs in the States. It didn’t take long for the USA to establish itself as a center of professional golf.

How to Celebrate Golf Day

Celebrating Golf Day is all about appreciating the skills, the challenges, and the joy that golf brings into the lives of its players.

Hit the Greens:

There is nothing better than going to the links and playing golf. You’ll meet many fellow golfers, and you can share your experience or learn from the professionals. On this day, you’re likely to find special discounts and deals, so it is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.

Start Taking Golf Lessons:

If you’ve never played golf before, but you’ve always admired the game, this is the perfect moment to take the plunge. Golf instructors have special offers for novices to take up the game. 

Take Part in a Tournament

If there’s a local golf course, consider taking part in the events they organize. Alternatively, gathering your friends and enjoying some golf activities in the backyard is always fun. Even virtual golf games can be super amusing. 

Golf Movie Marathon

If you’re feeling down or the weather is not in your favor, get some good movies to celebrate the day. Classics like “Caddyshack,” “Tin Cup,” or “The Legend of Bagger Vance” can be a delightful way to commemorate the day.

If you’re into documentaries, then “Full Swing” or “Tiger” are perfect for the occasion.

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