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IntroductionNowadays according to The Daily Star the industry of golf nets 76billion dollars per year in the United States with about 25 millionplayer and the number of Americans who refer to themselves as golf fansstand at 38 percent The credibility of the game of golf as a sport ornot is a widely contested debate from the local neighborhood theinternet and on the golf course as well Some People and mostlyfollowers of the game argue that golf meets the criteria of sportaccording to the dictionary because it involves physical exertion and iscoordinated and also is acknowledged as a sport by athletic bodiessports companies the media and fans The inclusion of golf in theOlympics commencing 2016 is also a point that adds to their argumentHowever the neurobiological basis of this subject is poorly understoodin reality golf is as more of a game and is not a sport One of the mainreasons is that golf does not entail intense physical pressure and thatone can play it even if the person is not athletic is overweight oreven injured So rivals of golf perceive it as a form of leisure andnote its absence of 112 years from the Olympics to be proof of it notbeing a sportEarly history of golfThe root of golf is still controversial because games that entailed theuse of clubs to hit the ball towards a target were invented by manycountries According to the famous book The sociology of sports byDelaney and Madigan published by PersonR Palle-mail a gameinvented by the French in 1100s and kolven a Dutch game of the1300s are considered prototypes of golf Generally the credit ofinventing the form of golf as it is recognized today-whereby the maingoal is to hit a ball into the target which is a hole is owed to theScottish in the 13th century St Andrews University in 1411 golf wasalready played thereIn the Medieval times the game of golf became so captivating to theScots the king James II dreaded
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