Category: Golf

The oldest golf course in the UK banned the use of plastic tee since 2020

Recently, the golf course has the oldest history of the UK and in the “Top 100 most worth golf courses in the world” Royal North Devon Golf Club has made a decision on banning the use of tee plastic throughout the club, a decision that will officially take effect on January 1, 2020.

According to The Telegraph, Royal North Devon is the first golf course to ban the use of plastic tee. This decision was made in an effort to prevent local wildlife from eating the tee and being harmed by the same tee.

Along with environmental considerations, yard leaders have found the plastic tee to end their destination on the beach and that’s the reason for the ban.

From the beginning of the new decade, they want all members to use only wooden tee and pro-shop only provide wooden tee. If the player sees a discarded plastic tee, please place it in the bin located at the teeing ground. The club will have more similar tee boxes at other tee boxes on the field.

Although it is unclear whether any golf course in the US or Canada enforces a similar ban, many have begun the journey to restrict the use of plastic straws in restaurants. However, replacing plastic tee will be more difficult because they have been popular and handy for decades.

For the first time, a tournament organizers launched the Say No to disposable plastic program. Accordingly, during the four days of the tournament, the organizer did not use plastic water bottles and disposable plastic items. Each athlete, the organizer member is provided with a bottle to keep the name engraved from the sponsor. On Laguna Lang Co yard, water spots and cup made from environmentally friendly materials have been set up for the audience.

As a common ground, Royal North Devon is always open to the public and local people to visit. Along the golf holes and the beach is a path where people can walk, take dogs for a walk and enjoy the outdoors. There are signs throughout the golf course to remind golfers that pedestrians have priority.

Golf is from the Netherlands, not Scotland

The discovery by German scientist Heiner Gillmeister is sparking discontent among the golf-loving public in Scotland – the country that prides itself on being the home of this game. However, the evidence presented by Gillmeister is quite valid: Golf was originally created by the Dutch!

Golf was once banned in Scotland

Heiner Gillmeister – an English language professor and professor of sports history at the University of Bonn (Germany) – analyzed the first written texts on golf. The reason that Scotland insists that they are the hometown of golf is based on two documents The first is the law of the city parliament of Edinburg issued on 6 March 1457, which states “banning football and golf”.

The second text is the 1491 law, which states “banning football, golf and all sports is of no national interest”. That is, around the 15th century in Scotland there was a sport called golf, and the sport was banned because it did not provide specific benefits such as archery or fencing for example (these two subjects could help the nation defense).

“It is worth noting that in both of the aforementioned documents, a light sport like golf is listed in the same category as football,” said Gillmeier. referring to a different sport from today’s golf. And that is probably hockey. “

To prove the hypothesis, Gillmeier found a text by Earl Gilbert Hay, who in 1460 in a book about Emperor Alexander described “golf staff” and golf game in Scotland. But in this game, the ball is played back and forth between the two teams, similar to hockey, unlike the golf we know today.

For these reasons, Gillmeier insists golf cannot be of Scottish origin. He said that the “golf” in English is derived from the Dutch “kolve” or “kolf” – which is used to describe the goat shepherd’s stick in the country. In addition, the first work on the sport “golf” was written by a Dutchman – Count Pieter van Afferden. In this Latin book, van Afferden devotes a whole chapter to a detailed description of the art of golf. In it, it is clear that the player uses a stick like the goatsman’s stick to push the ball into a fixed hole.

Gillmeier said: “Van Afferden’s text shows that golfing first appeared in the Netherlands, and was later introduced into Scotland and boycotted by the aristocracy. However, it has grown so much in Scotland that people think Scotland is the home of golf “.

Scotland – “The Land of Golf” (Part 2)

Royal Troon

A 1.5-hour drive from Edinburgh through Glasgow City – Scotland’s largest city, we reach the South Ayrshire Sea, the landmark of the famous Royal Troon golf course that has existed for 138 years.

This is the arena of The Open 2016, the third most prestigious Major of the year and also the oldest and only Major prize to be held outside the United States. In the yard cluster at Troon Golf, there are more than 10 adjacent courts designed as links and we were fortunate to experience a round of golf at the ancient Troon Links Course.

My sense of the difficulty of this yard is the same as the other courses in Scotland, still wind challenges, dense well-bunker and knee-high rough grass. You have to calculate the drop point of the ball within 180 yards of the ball with par 4, 5 or more, the new ball is in the fairway.

There are golf courses where you can risk a ball driver that can be “1 on green”, but if you can’t do it it will be very easy to lead to disaster. Even if you have to do everything yourself from scratching the sand, fixing ball marks, filling divots of fairway blows or cleaning sticks, etc. but these are interesting experiences in my golf life.

Back to The Open 2016, we clearly see the preparation work is detailed to each stage to become the festival of the world graves of the world. There is no better thing for golfers who have arrived here in the week of the wonderful festivals of The Open.


Ending a golf journey full of our interesting experiences is a message to those who love and love this game once in a lifetime to “The Home of Golf”, you will experience the Scotland’s most beautiful golf course, of course, is indispensable for St Andrews, and visits the most ancient cities in Europe that appear across London’s lands to Scotland and the United Kingdom.

Scotland – “The Land of Golf” (Part 1)

Scotland has long been consider “The land of golf”. Let’s check out the most beautiful golf courses in Scotland!

St Andrews Old Course – The dream of golfers

From the ancient city of Edinburgh, we arrived at the legendary St Andrews Old Course – the dream of most golfers in the world. Weaving through small roads and crossing many green carpets on both sides of the wheat and pasture is a great and classic St Andrews Old Course with fairway and green connecting holes 1 and 18.

It is a legendary stone bridge, which marks millions of steps of the world’s top golfers who have passed through every major tournament that took place here, including The Open Championship.

St Andrews Old Course

St Andrews Links is a cluster of 7 golf courses designed according to the form of “linked Course” including Old Course, The Castle Course, New Course, Jubilee Course, Eden Course, Strathtyrum Course, and Balgove Course, creating the same definition. Permanent glass for a St Andrews Links of 464 years old.

The courtyard is known for two “specialties” being the wind and the bunker. When you calculate the balls that can be solved 2 this means you have won yourself. The yard and fairway conditions of the course are very suitable for top-level matches, rough grasses (the green and fairway sections) in most Scottish courts usually left natural, so whenever the ball position is outside the fairway, you have to calculate defense solutions rather than attacking flags.

Royal Dornoch

Royal Dornoch Golf Course was introduced as the third most beautiful golf course after St Andrews, Muirfield, and the Ballantine’s International Cup 2016 final round, bringing together golfers from many countries around the world to qualify for the region. come to Scotland. When we got off the car, our group admired the beauty of this 400-year-old golf course, everything was preserved and the golf course was well maintained so that viewers could feel the featured symbol of Scotland.

From the experiences in the first day of practice and competition, I found that the links design is close to the coast, it is often difficult for you to direct the ball to the flag, only so you can ensure safety.