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Golf is believed to be one of the oldest sports that man has played. In fact, there is evidence that golf was played by the ancient Chinese. It is believed that golf began five centuries in the past. In fact, golf was banned by James II of Scotland in an act of Parliament on March 6, 1457. Most historians believe that the Scots were the first to play golf, however this has been met with some opposition as there has been evidence found in various Asian countries that the sport is much older than that.
Some historians have even suggested that bored sheepherders began knocking round shaped stones into holes in the ground with their staffs. Making a competitive game out of the activity filled their time. Various forms of golf were often played throughout the fourteenth century. These types of games were played in various countries such as Holland, Belgium, France and Scotland. Although it has always been popular, golf has seen a popularity resurgence in the past few decades and it seems that its popularity is only going to continue to increase.