Nothing like a day on the links!
The modern game originated in Scotland, where the first written record of golf is James II's banning of the game in 1457, as an unwelcome distraction to learning archery. James IV lifted the ban in 1502 when he became a golfer himself, with golf clubs first recorded in 1503-1504: "For golf clubbes and balles to the King that he playit with". To many golfers, the Old Course at St Andrews, a links course dating to before 1574, is considered to be a site of pilgrimage. In 1764, the standard 18-hole golf course was created at St Andrews when members modified the course from 22 to 18 holes. Golf is documented as being played on Musselburgh Links, East Lothian, Scotland as early as 2 March 1672, which is certified as the oldest golf course in the world by Guinness World Records. The oldest surviving rules of golf were compiled in March 1744 for the Company of Gentlemen Golfers, later renamed The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which was played at Leith, Scotland. The world's oldest golf tournament in existence, and golf's first major, is The Open Championship, which was first played on 17 October 1860 at Prestwick Golf Club, in Ayrshire, Scotland, with Scottish golfers winning the earliest majors. Two Scotsmen from Dunfermline, John Reid and Robert Lockhart, first demonstrated golf in the US by setting up a hole in an orchard in 1888, with Reid setting up America's first golf club the same year, St. Andrews Golf Club in Yonkers, New York.
Golf Practice and Play
Tierra Del Sol Country Club Belen
Senior Sports Foundation
Albuquerque 50+ Games:
Hosting both men's and women's golf competitions. Participants will be called with their tee times.
Green fees including carts will be $35.80 for 18 holes without season pass; $17.80 with season pass
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course
7001 Osuna Rd NE
The tournament is a scratch event no handi-cap
Contact the 50+ Sports & Fitness Center at
505-880-2800 for more information.
Fun Facts from Wikipedia
Isleta Pueblo Games:
Isleta Eagle Golf Course
Sunday March 19, 2017
All Age Groups
For More Info:
Contact Isleta Recreation Center & Elderly Center
Eugene JoJola 505-869-9770
Sandoval County Games:
Competitions include: 18 Hole
Location: Golf course of Athletes Choice
Must Submit Scores to Romeo Sanchez)
Contact: Romeo Sanchez, SR
Valencia County Games:
Competitions include: Golf 18 Holes
Tuesday April 11, 2017 9:00 am
Tierra Del Sol CC
For More Info:
Contact: Sally Garley 450-7394
Valencia County :
Golf is one of the favorite leisure sports and provides many health benefits. If when playing golf you choose not to ride a cart and decide to walk instead, your legs will get a significant amount of exercise burning many calories in the process. Constant exposure to the green areas also relaxes the body, relieves stress, and can alleviate anxiety. Playing out in the sun also provides the body with vitamin D. Golf is a social and fun way to spend the day. It allows you to interact with your fellow golfers, ultimately strengthening the relationship with each other. You do not see many injuries that occur when playing golf because it is not a contact sport, yet there is plenty of movement to physically challenge you. Golf is one of the most popular sports today, bit it does puts your body to the test.
2017 New Mexico Senior Olympic Summer Games
Events: Held in Albuquerque, New Mexico
2017 New Mexico Senior Olympics
This Event is Open to Out of State Participants