In almost every publication about the history of golf, the so-called ‘first international golf match’ played on Leith Links in 1682 is mentioned. However in 1668, Scotsmen and Netherlanders were playing a golf/colf match on the frozen Haarlemmer Lake near the city of Haarlem in the United Netherlands.

07 scotsmen

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