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A game with a history of more than 400 years must neeessarily havo some interesting records. Golf bas boen greatly liked by kings. In the time of James I it was generally practiced by all classes. The nnfortunato Charles I was devoted to golf. While on a visit in Scotland in 1G41 as he was deeply engaged in a game news was brought him of the breaking out of a rebollion in Ireland, and the royal golfer threw down bis club aud retired in great agitation to Holyrood House. When he was imXirisoued at Newcastle, his keeper kindly permitted him to take recreation on the golfing links with his train. It is said that Mary, queen of Scots, was seen playiug golf in the field besido Seaton a few days after tho mnrdei of her husband. In 1837 a magnifir-.-.'t gold medal , was preseuted to St. Aü;..óv's by liam IV, to beplayed for uiiuually. One of the earlier kings forbade the importatiou of golf balls froni Holland becnuso it toolv awoy "na small quantitie of gold and BilVer ont of the kingdomo of Scotland, " and at one time "golf e i and futeball and other unprofitable games" were forbidden in England be! cause arohery, so aeoessary in the defonsa of the nation, was being ed in their favor. -


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