It is a well known fact that Scotland has played an important part in the development and spread of golf worldwide. But “colf”, a very popular game in the Netherlands during the Middle Ages and up to the early 18th century, also made a major contribution.. Starting in the two countries on either side of the North Sea, this lavishly illustrated art book – with 200 illustrations of miniatures, paintings (from 16th and 17th century landscape painters to modern artists such as Ray Ellis, Kenneth Reed and Arthur Weaver), engravings and posters – outlines the history of golf in Scotland and the English-speaking world, the European continent and Japan. Seven chapters cover the steady worldwide spread of golf, the development of golfing equipment, golfing architecture and the top tournaments and players of the 19th and 20th centuries. The wealth of detailed and beautifully illustrated information makes this book a wonderful gift for all modern golfers.