Some sport historians suggested that golf evolved from earlier sports involving a ball and a club in Europe and the entire Mediterranean basin. This game dates back to 943 AD in records written by Wei Tai of the Song Dynasty. The name of the game of this ancient golf sport is unknown. One interpretation says that his game of golf involved striking the ball until it reached a specific goal marked on the ground. This image seems to indicate its popularity. This medieval golf game originated in a form of practice indulged by hurley players in places which they visited to play an ‘away match. This painted glass window was made in the 13th century.
Other interpretations say that this game of golf was a competition between opponents with one attacking and one defending. One of these games was called Cambuca in England in the 1300s. It was a ball and club game that is very similar to modern golf. Golf is a popular sport for young and old and for players with wealthy and middle class backgrounds. The Egyptians probably brought this ancient game of golf to the Mediterranean area which was a flourishing marketplace. According to official records, golf originated during the 1400s from a game played on the North Eastern cost of Scotland. However, the grass version dominated because the climates of both countries were and still is relatively mild.
The term golf originated from an alteration of the Middle Dutch term colf or colve (a stick or a bat game called kolven). Chui means hitting and wan means small ball in Chinese. The most interesting fact about the game of Chuiwan is that the rules of this game are almost identical to modern day golf. In the Canterbury cathedral, there is a painted glass window in which a boy is can be seen holding a curved stick in one hand and a ball in the other. It is not really a sport of the ‘working class. However, there is strong historical evidence that golf originated in China. One of the earliest mentions of golf dates back to Middle Egypt in 2600 BC. Later, the Romans called the game of golf paganica or paganicus which was quite popular. But it has been represented in images in the Tomb of Kheti. It probably became the ancient root of several other sports played with sticks (or clubs) and balls.
Professor Ling Hongling, argues that the Chinese precursor of golf was called Chuiwan. The Roman Empire and the Romans introduced their version of ancient golf to North of Italy and Northern Europe. However, some sport historians suggested that golf evolved from earlier sports involving a ball and a club in Europe and the entire Mediterranean basin. This game dates back to 943 AD in records written by Wei Tai of the Song Dynasty. One interpretation says that his game of golf involved striking the ball until it reached a specific goal marked on the ground.