The last few decades it seems that more and more attention is paid to the history of the golf related games colf, crosse (choule) and mail (pall mall).
However, more than a hundred years ago renowned golf historians have written about these golf-like games. The information provided in these articles has never been picked up by later historians other than just a few sentences in the margins of their publications.
It is interesting to read what one of the nestors of golf history research, Andrew Lang, wrote in the October number of the year 1909 in the Blackwood’s Magazine about the French game ‘jeu de mail’.
Have a look at The Sister of Golf under the heading ‘Mail’ on this web site.
Happy reading.