Golfing At St. Andrews (556 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle)
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- Type: 500+ Piece Puzzle
Considered by many to be the "home of golf," the Old Course at St Andrews is stunning. The sport has been played there since around 1400 AD.
Golf began to grow in popularity in Scotland during the middle ages, and it was banned in 1457 by King James II of Scotland, who felt it was distracting young men from archery practice. Subsequent Scottish kings continued the ban until 1502 when King James IV repealed the ban after becoming a golfer himself.
The Old Course originally consisted of twenty-two holes, eleven out and eleven back. On completing a hole, the player teed up his ball within two club lengths of the previous hole, using a handful of sand scooped out from the hole to form a tee. In 1764, the Society of St Andrews Golfers decided that some holes were too short and combined them. This reduced the course to eighteen holes and created what became the standard round of golf throughout the world.
St Andrews hit a dark time in 1797 when the St. Andrews Town Council declared bankruptcy and sold the links to some local merchants, who turned the course into a rabbit farm. Twenty years of legal and physical war between golfers and the rabbit farmers concluded in 1821 when James Cheape of Strathtyrum, a local landowner and keen golfer, bought the land to save it for golf.
By the 19th century, St. Andrews was part of the way of life for many local people, whether as players, caddies, ball makers, or club makers. Golf still plays a significant role in the culture and economy of St Andrews today. What started as one track hacked through the gorse and heather has developed into seven public golf courses, attracting hundreds of thousands of golfing pilgrims from around the globe.
The game of golf is played by 2 billion people worldwide, with global TV coverage making the most famous tournaments accessible to billions more. Even non-golfers like to tune in to watch the players' gorgeous greens and sportsmanship, and we are sure golfers and non-golfers alike will enjoy this colorful puzzle with its fun golfer-shaped whimsy wooden jigsaw puzzle pieces.
The perfect gift for golfers, and wooden jigsaw puzzlers, this traditional adult wooden jigsaw puzzle can be done time and again. Our wooden jigsaw puzzle artists have included many golf-themed shaped, whimsy wooden jigsaw puzzle pieces that match the subject of the image. We have integrated them in ways that will delight and surprise you as you put the wooden jigsaw puzzle together.
- Includes a Bonus Poster to Guide Assembly
- Number of Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces: 556
- Irregular Edge for a Little Extra Challenge
- Artist: © Henry George Gawthorn
- Completed Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Size: 17" X 13"
- Serial #: NP23-556-612
- Wood Thickness: 4mm
- Cut Style: Modern
- Difficulty: Level 3
- Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Made in the USA
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