Golf is the national game of Scotland, and promises to be popular in America. While it is not so f ast and furious as lawn tennis, it is much more active and interesting than croquet. The course over which it is played is called "golf links," and may extend f rom half a mile to two or three miles. The course cousists of a number of holes placed at irregular distances from one another - 8ometimes 50 yards and sometimes 500 yards - and the game consists of drrving little gutta percha balls, each about two inches in diameter, around this course and into the holes from the start of the course to the finish. The winner is he who goes over the course in the fewest number of strokes. There are about a dozen clubs made for striking the ball, the two chief ones being the driver and putter. A good player can drive a ball from 150 to 200 yards. The putter is used when the ball is near a hole and a delicate stroke is needed to put it in. Each player has an attendant to carry his clubs and coach bim in his play. This important f unctionary is called a cadie. The game can be played by two persons, each for himself , or by four, two in partnership against the othertwo. Thia is a game of great antiquity, and its principal home now is in the old university town of St. Andrews, in Scotland. A man who has once taken to the game becomes almost a fanatic in hia zeal for it, and it has attractions for men, women and children. On the links the college professor, the financier and the humble blacksmith meet on equal terms, with the exception while there that the best golfer is the best man.