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May2017AOM

Artefact: Golf Driver
Year: 1880s
Number:  88.08.01a

May is International Golf Month.  The modern game of golf originated in 15th century Scotland. The oldest surviving set of rules for golf was compiled in 1744. The standard 18 hole golf course was created in 1764 in St. Andrews Scotland. Golf is documented as being played on Musselburgh Links in East Lothian, Scotland as early as 2 March 1672, which is certified as the oldest golf course in the world by Guinness World Records. This particular golf club is from a set that was used in Scotland during the late 1880s and later made its way to Canada.  It is now a part of our 15,000 item Collection.