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Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Debra A. BallingerDebra A. BALLINGER

Golf is one of the most popular recreational and professional sports in the Western world, with special appeal for affluent men and women. Mary, Queen of Scots, was the first recorded female golfer. In recent times golf has expanded into several Asian nations. The modern game developed in Scotland, with the United States emerging in the twentieth century as the major golf nation in the world. While golf continues to thrive, it has experienced a slight decline in the twentieth-first century due in part to the worldwide economic recession. ...

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