Here at Magnolia Point Golf, we believe that the practice of keeping traditions alive is centered around teaching the next generation about a shared heritage. Traditions are beliefs or behaviors from a particular culture, that are passed down from one generation to the next within a society or group. Most of the time, these traditions are related to one’s nationality or religion, but tradition takes many forms. Some are secular and celebrated among a wide range of diverse populations, while others are passed through family lineage, such as the tradition of golf.
Golf as we know it today, has originated from a game played on the eastern coast of Scotland during the Kingdom of Fife, during the 15th century. Some historians believe that Kolven from Holland and Chloe from Belgium influenced the game that was later introduced to Scotland in 1421. While there are many games played with a stick and a ball, they all miss one vital component, the hole. Whatever the argument, there is no dispute that the tradition of golf was born in Scotland they gave birth to the sport we know today.
In today’s day and age, the tradition of golf and its relevancy is questioned mostly because of the cost it takes to play the sport. Less and less people elect to expose their children to the game of golf simply because it is too expensive. This in itself begs the questions, what about the tradition of golf and its culture? Is golf really that expensive? With deep roots, such as the game of golf, it is a much revered sport that is worth the investment. Passing the golf torch to young ones is not as much as an over expenditure as one would imagine and the value in keeping a long lived tradition alive is so much more worth than any monetary value.