1456

The playing of golf is established on the Bruntsfield links.

 
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1457

James II bans "ye golf" in an act of parliament, favouring archery practice.

 
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1717

Golfhall established, 1st golf clubhouse and predecessor to golf tavern.

 
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1744

The first rules of golf are penned in Edinburgh for the world's first open.

 

1811

First women’s tournament hosted at Musselburgh golf course.

 

1860

The first open is held at Prestwick. The prize is a silver buckled leather belt.

 

1870

Tom Morris jr. Wins a 3rd consecutive open and is allowed to keep the belt permanently. The claret jug is introduced 2 years later.

 

1890

The Bruntsfield links changes from 6 full length holes to the current 36 short hole course.

 
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1898

Golf tavern is remodelled by famous pub architect Robert Macfarlane Cameron.

 
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1935

Gene Sarazen scores an albatross with his 235-yard 4 wood second shot on the par 5 15th at the masters, going on to win the tournament. It was known as the 'shot heard round the world'.

 

1953

First national broadcast of golf on us tv, the Tam O’Shanter world championship, won by Lew Worsham with an eagle on the last hole.

 

2001

Tiger Woods becomes the only golfer ever to win all four modern majors consecutively, though not officially the grand-slam as it was over two years.

 

2018

Francesco Molinari becomes the first European player to win all 5 points at the Ryder Cup.