National Geographic : 1919 Aug
. , *. , Photograph by Edwin Levick ON THE FAMOUS IOTH AT BALTUSROL While tennis boasts of royal lineage, golf originated in plebeian surroundings. Contrary to general belief, ithad notitsbeginning among the Scotch Highlands, but in the Low Countries of northern Europe. By the fifteenth century, however, itspopularity inthe land ofheather and bag pipes threatened the ascendancy of archery.