A Brief Overview of the Game of Golf

Kilpatrick and Hart, Ltd., Inc., has been assisting clients with funding options for their businesses since 1988. In 2012, Kilpatrick and Hart received the Best of Kendall Park Award in Financing. With this award, founder Thomas Hart and his staff were recognized for their contributions to small businesses and the local community. In his spare time, Mr. Hart actively supports several charitable organizations and enjoys playing golf.

Question #1: How did the game of golf originate?

Answer #1: The origins of golf can be traced back to chole, a game similar to hockey, in which players hit a ball with a stick until the ball reaches its goal, usually a post. The game of chole differs from golf in that players are allowed to interfere with the ball. Chole originated in Belgium and was introduced to players in Scotland in the early 1400s. After the Scottish players refined the game, they changed the name of the sport to golf. The game gained popularity in England in the mid-1500s, and made its way to the United States in the late 1780s.

Question #2: What are a few of the most common mistakes made by golfers?

Answer #2: A few common mistakes include swinging too hard, positioning the feet incorrectly, taking the eyes off the ball, and gripping the club too tightly.

Question #3: What are some things golfers can do to improve their games?

Answer #3: The most helpful thing golfers can do to improve their game is to practice, practice, practice. Golfers should also work to improve their mental discipline, as the game can be both physically and mentally taxing.