Evolution and a timeline synopsis of Golf

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The Scottish took the game to the British colonies during the 18th and 19th century. In 1771 the first African golf course was built in the Bunce Island, Sierra Leone, West Africa.

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Golf balls were first made from hard leather, later there are references of golf balls stuffed with feathers. In the second half of the 1800’s the ‘gutta percha ball’ was introduced, which was made from the sap of sapodilla tree.