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Golf History, Tips, and Courses to Enjoy this National Golf Month

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August is National Golf Month, so today the Domain Blog is bringing you information about the sport. Read on to learn about the history of golf, golf etiquette all players should be mindful of, and suggested golf courses near the apartment community to play here in Madison, WI. Check out one of these courses this month and get your golf game on!


History of Golf

Golf can be dated all the way back to 100 BC when a similar Roman game was played with a bent stick and a stuffed leather ball. The modern game we play now is generally traced back to Scotland in the 15th century. In 1744, the first rules of golf were set in Scotland. Refer to the R&A guide to the rules and procedures of golf to get a quick rundown of how to play if you’re not familiar.


Golf Etiquette

Etiquette while playing golf is also important. Have respect for the course you’re playing on by raking bunkers and replacing divots. Leave the course as you found it. Have respect for other players, as well. Let other groups play through if they’re playing faster than your group. Learn the rules of the course you’re playing on as well in order to maintain the course and keep a peaceful and positive environment for other players.


Courses to Try Out

There are plenty of golf courses for you to discover in the area. Practice your swing at any of these highly rated golf courses and golf clubs near you for a fun time. Bring along friends to make a party of it! The greenery you’ll enjoy as you practice your aim will definitely make for a picturesque and relaxing summer outing.


What are your favorite golf courses or mini golf spots to visit? What golfing tips would you give a beginner or an expert? Share your thoughts about this beloved game with the rest of the apartment community by leaving a comment below. Thanks for reading!