Author: Neil S. Millar
About this book:
There are numerous myths and misconceptions entrenched in the popular history of golf. Neil Millar challenges these myths and revisits the evidence surrounding the early history of golf. He shows how the game blossomed in Scotland in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and describes the role of Scottish golfers in its spread to other countries between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries.
Early Golf also examines the relative antiquity of golf compared with that of other early stick-and-ball game.Golf historians frequently retell anecdotes concerning historical figures such as King James II of Scotland, Queen Catherine of Aragon, Mary Queen of Scots, King Charles I and James, Duke of York. This book re-examines the evidence underpinning such anecdotes and provides a reliable account of early golf history.