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Some historians trace the sport back to the Roman game of paganica, which involved using a bent stick to hit a wool- or feather-stuffed leather ball. According to one view, paganica spread throughout several countries as the Romans conquered much of Europe during the 1st century.
Chuíwán, literally "ball-hitting", was a game in ancient China. Its rules resemble modern golf.
The game of colf was played in the Netherlandish speaking part of the Low Countries, the present Netherlands and Flanders. The game was played with curbed wooden clubs and spherical wooden balls in the streets, in the churchyards and on the open fields in or around the towns. In a later stage the wooden clubs were replaced by iron-headed clubs.
Crosse or crossage, in English literature often incorrectly called ‘choule’ or ‘chole’ has its origin in the ancient counties of Hainaut (Henegouwen) and (French) Flanders, once both parts of the Low Countries.
The game was played in the streets, on the ramparts and in the fields in and around the towns with curbed sticks and elliptical wooden balls.
A now-obsolete lawn game originating in the 15th century and mostly played in France, surviving in some locales into the 20th century. It is a form of ground billiards, using one or more balls, a stick with a mallet-like head, and usually featuring one or more targets such as hoops or holes.
Golf as it is played today finds its origin in Scotland. The game was played with curbed wooden clubs and spherical wooden balls in the streets, the churchyards and the open fields in and around the Scottish towns and on the links along the sea shore, during the winter period.
Urban golf is believed to be started in Scotland in 1741 outside The White Hart Inn in the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh by a Duncan Thomas.
The standard golf course was created at Saint Andrews when members modified the course from 22 to 18 holes.
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Street golf is what we play most.
But it's only one of the many variations of golf:
This is basically what you need to play golf:
A few clubs, a few balls and a few targets. THAT'S IT!
Of course, the balls we use are HARMLESS and cannot break anything while playing in the streets.
This is how we usually play
Golf can be complicated. We try to make it simpler.
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Create a competition in your town. Contact us to host one.
Local, national and even international competitions happen every year.
The only street golf championship in the world takes place in France every year since 2011. It is called the FCPT: "French City Pro Tour | the street golf challenge".
We organized the first phase of the French national championship on April 14th 2018 in Toulouse : the Toulouse Street Golf Open
The European Urban Golf Cup (EUGC) is up for grabs since 2013 and we helped building it. Up to 10 countries competing for the throne.
The World Urban Golf Cup (WUGC) is set to be hosted in Paris, France on September 22nd 2018.
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