Golfer’s Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on April 10th. The name of this holiday sort of tips us all off to what it’s about, doesn’t it? It’s a holiday dedicated to the game of golf. A game that originated in Scotland over 600+ years ago.
Of course, the game has changed a lot in the past six centuries and its modern version probably has little to do with its ancient version. But we’re getting a little bit off track. The purpose of this day is for people to enjoy this game, regardless of whether they’re new to the sport or are an old hand at playing. So, let’s gather up our tees, grab a few golf balls, and grab our golf bag because we’re hitting the green on this day.
The History Of Golfer’s Day
Sometime during the 14th century, the game of golf was invented in Scotland. Although no one really knows for sure the exact date when this game was invented, there is a recorded instance of it being placed when a ban was enacted by King James II in 1457.
The king thought too many young men were playing golf and not enough were practicing archery, which is why he decided the game needed to be banned. That ban lasted about 45 years before it was lifted in 1502. In 1552, one of the earliest golf clubs was established and the rest is history.
While the history of the game of golf is pretty clear, what’s a lot less clear is the history of this holiday. At this moment, we’re unsure of who invented this holiday, where it was invented, or when it was invented.
We just can’t seem to find reliable information on the subject. As usual, we’ll keep combing through the archives of the Internet and if we find anything new, we’ll post it here.
Observing Golfer’s Day
Golfer’s Day is usually celebrated by taking some time to hit the links. The weather is usually mild enough in many places to get a few holes of golf in, but we do know that in some places they might still be dealing with snow.
In those instances, people can take the time to play a golf video game, or maybe practice sinking balls in their living room using a cup laying on its side. No matter how a person spends this day, they should also take the time to spread the word about it online by using the hashtag #GolfersDay. Let’s all take the time to enjoy this ancient game by observing this holiday every April 10th.