Join us as we take a journey down memory lane with this history of golf's major tournaments... The Open Championship On October 17, 1860 the inaugural Open Championship was played with eight professional golfers. For those handful of professionals, the format was a grueling one. The 36 hole tournament was played in a single day. As the tournament grew from that first … [Read more...] about History of golf’s major tournaments
Golf is an old game with a rich and varied history. Indeed, the history of golf can be traced all the way back to mid 15th century Scotland.
From then until now, it's given us some unforgettable moments of sporting drama and theatre.
In this section, you'll find articles covering the entire history of golf, from it's early development right up to the present day, including histories of not only the game itself, but also the equipment that's been used over the years and how it has developed.
You'll also find articles on the history of the most important tournaments, including of course, golf's four major tournaments - The British Open, The Masters, The U.S. Open and PGA Championship, as well as The Ryder Cup.
Join us as we take a trip through Ryder Cup history... Origins Our journey through Ryder Cup history begins with the birth of Sam Ryder Jr. He was born on March 24th, 1858 in a small community located on the outskirts of Preston, England. The 4th child of Samuel and Elizabeth Ryder, Sam Jr. grew up with a strong affinity for numbers and a love of cricket. He enrolled in … [Read more...] about Ryder Cup history