Golf is one of the United States favorite pastimes. Although the origin of golf is highly debated, the sport as we know it can be traced to 15th-century Scotland. Golf was initially banned in Scotland during the mid-15th century because of impending war with England. It was seen as a distraction from archery and preparation for war. Thankfully the ban was not strictly enforced and golf continued to grow in popularity to be enjoyed by the elite of the British Empire.

The game of golf would remain a rather exclusive sport due the expensive nature of the wooden clubs and balls made with tightly compressed feathers wrapped in horse hide. It was not until when metal club heads and shafts were mass produced by production lines that the sport would become more affordable. The introduction of a solid rubber and dimpled ball allowed for golfers to hit the ball further than ever before. The growth of railways across England would also allow for tourism and travel to the growing number of golf courses.

The rest, as they say, is history. Golf clubs were formed and events like the British Open were established, allowing golf to become a professional sport. Golf grew equally in popularity in India and the United States. By 1900, there were 1000 golf clubs in the USA and the sport was also an addition to the Olympics. Golf had transformed from the British pastime to the world’s favorite pastime.

Although technology has advanced the game of golf has held a strong foothold in the hearts of Americans. The game can be played with colleagues or friends. A beautiful golf  statue can act as an excellent gift. The Bronzed Metal Golfer On Marble Base Statue is a striking example of a trophy or corporate gift. This golf sculpture is available in three different sizes.

Contemporary Golf aficionados will also love garden decor items like the Large Golf Ball Sculpture, and the equally gorgeous Fountainette Golf Fountain With Light. If such golf garden decor might be a bit too contemporary for the person in mind, there are plenty of traditional man and woman golfer garden statues to choose from. When picking one out, we just need to think about the colors, casting material, and types of decor favored by the person in mind. If he or she appreciates traditional decor, something like the Nostalgic Golfer Man Statue can act as a wonderful gift. If that person is interested in garden fountains, consider gifting the exquisite Classical Golfer Large Cement Garden Fountain.

 

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