Golf： There’s Nothing Like It!
It is generally agreed that golf was first played in Scotland in the 15th century. / Its popularity spread throughout the 16th century，/ and the first international golf match took place in 1682 / between players from England and Scotland. / Clubs began forming soon after, / and concrete rules of the game were established. / Golf was made an Olympic sport in 1900，/ and by that time there were already more than 1,000 golf courses in the United States. / The famous PGA was formed in 1916，/ and by 1944, the equally famous PGA tour consisted of 22 events and was held throughout the year. / These days, it is up to current stars to keep spectators glued to the TV set. / Even if you are not a big fan，/ why not head off to the driving range and have a go? / More than 23 million players exist in the United States alone, / and they are all likely to tell you the same thing about golf： / There’s nothing like it! /