In previous years the National Championship and Open Golf
Championship have run separately, however in 2012 they will run
alongside one another. 4 male and 4 female players will be
selected to represent their region with players in the men's
competition playing off a handicap of 18 or less and players in the
women's competition playing off a handicap of 30 or less.
Regional & National
British Colleges Sport runs Regional and National Golf events. FE
Colleges have the opportunity to represent their region in the
National Championships run by British Colleges Sport. Please
visit: http://champs.bcsport.org - our micro site
which covers all things in relation to our Regional and National
Open Golf Championship
British Colleges Sport run an Open Golf Championship and details
on this event are available from (insert link to events
page). In 2011/12 the Open Golf Championship will also be the
main event for the National Championships.
ORIGINS OF GOLF
Golf originated from a game
played on the coast of Scotland during the 15th century. Golfers
would hit a pebble instead of a ball around the sand dunes using a
stick or club.
Some historians believe that Kolven from Holland and Chole from
Belgium influenced the game. The latter was introduced into
Scotland in 1421. However while these games and countless others
are stick and ball games, they are missing that vital ingredient
that is unique to golf - the hole. Whatever the argument, there can
be no dispute that Scotland gave birth to the game we know as golf
Golf's status and popularity quickly spread throughout the 16th
century due to its royal endorsement. King Charles I popularised
the game in England and Mary Queen of Scots, who was French,
introduced the game to France while she studied there. Indeed the
term 'caddie stems from the name given to her helpers who were the
French Military, known in French as cadets.
After 1750, golf evolved into the sport as we recognize it
today. In 1774, Edinburgh golfers wrote the first standardised
rules for the game of golf.