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Historians believe that golf originated in the Netherlands (the Dutch word kola means "club"), but the Romans had a game called paginate played with a bent stick and a ball made of feathers that may have been the original source of the game. It has been fairly well established, however, that the game actually was devised by the Scots in the 14`' or 15`11 century. The game became so popular in Scotland that in order to keep people from playing golf and football during time that should have been employed in practicing archery. a military necessity, the Scottish parliament in 1457 passed a law prohibiting both games.

The Scottish people, however, largely ignored this and similar laws, and early in the I6"' century James IV of Scotland, took up the game of golf. His granddaughter Mary, later queen of Scots, took the game to Franc;., where she was educated. The young men who attended her on the golf links were known as cadets (pupils); the term was adopted later in Scotland and England and became caddie or caddy. (In many developed countries caddies are replaced by golf carts and buggies, in the Philippines. however. caddies are still an integral part of the golf-scenery. Even umbrella- hl. are still everywhere around). In England the game was made popular by the attention given it by James of Scotland. later James I of England. and his son Charles 1.

In the 18r, century the first golf associations were established; they included the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers (1744); the St. Andrews Society of Golfers: and the Royal Black heath (1766, London). The first golf club established outside Great Britain was the Calcutta Golf Club of East India in 1829. The game arrived relatively late in the New World. The oldest golf club in the U. S. is the St. Andrews Golf Club of New York, founded in 1888.

It were the Irish who brought the game to the Philippines. Irish engineers working on the Panay railroad, desperate for the game they were used to play home, introduced the game in the country. The first golf club in the Philippines was the Santa Barbara in Iloilo province. The club was established in 1908. The game was a great success. Soon golf courses became a common sight everywhere in the country.

 



Philippines Cuisine History and Influences

The Chinese food introduced during this period were food of the workers and traders, which became a staple of the noodle shops (panciterias), and can be seen in dishes like arroz caldo (congee), sinangag (fried rice), chopsuey. More details at Philippines Cuisine History and Influences

 

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