Why was golf banned in Scotland between 1457 and 1502?
I believe it was because King James II wanted his archers wanted to focus less on golf and more on archery practice. Also, I also have heard he banned it because "it looketh like a silly game."
Banned Monty Python Movie "The Life of Brian" was not only banned in Scotland, but other countries. The heading reads "The Right to Slander God?" as far as Christians felt. It was considered by some of the people of these countries as blasphemy (Religious Defamation." By granting the right of freed…om of speech, the state was trying to protect the right to objectively criticize religious institutions and thus, refused to punish or exclude those accused of blasphemy. Legal protection was aimed more at the religious feelings of individuals. The modern cases of slandering God that the world has grappled with in the 20th and 21st centuries have mostly been related to artists who have allegedly injured the feelings of others. Usually the chosen form of their statements are understood to be as reproachful as the content. Simply put, "The Life of Brian" was making a laughing stock (thinking of it as comedy) out of God and the Crucifiction of Jesus. It was not well received in Europe at all. Good! 'The Life of Brian' was NOT banned in ALL Scottish Cinemas. I know because I went to see it. ( Full Answer )
TDI is a Turbocharged Direct Injection (ie. with a turbo) AND SDI is Suction Diesel Injection (ie. No Turbo) Daithi
The key difference between the two is in the layout. In particular the type of grass they use and the look and feel.
People were not practicing their archery and there was threat of attack/war from England. This was in 1457, not 1467.
\nThere are a number of important differences arguably the most important being that TDI is a diesel engine and GTI is essentially a faster sportier version of the regular gasoline golf/rabbit. Goyette.. \nThere are a number of important differences arguably the most important being that TDI is a …diesel engine and GTI is essentially a faster sportier version of the regular gasoline golf/rabbit. Goyette. ( Full Answer )
In various places all over Britain it was banned by various localcouncils because it was thought to undermine Christianity. It wasnever banned all over Scotland but it was in a few places.
This is a matter of personal taste. Whether you prefer links golf to inland golf, what kind of social life you can afford and whether the kudos of the name is important to you.
The driving distance to the Scottish border line is about 130 road miles and total driving time is approximately 2.5 hours.
The distance between Aberfeldy and Inverness is 101 miles, and takes apporx 2 hours to make the journey.
It depends on which part of Cornwall and which part of Scotland but around 700 miles.
They start at a 3 iron and go to a wedge, as a general rule, as you go down the set 3 iron to wedge the clubs get shorter and have more loft.
The total distance from Scotland to Netherlands is 434 miles as the crow flies.. This is equivalent to 698 kilometers or 377 nautical miles.
Golf fans that are headed to Scotland should definitely bring theirclubs. During their time in Scotland, they may have the chance tovisit one of the over 500 golf courses in the country.
Edinburgh . Surviving records indicate that the first game of golf was played at Bruntsfield Links, in Edinburgh, Scotland, in A.D. 1456.
Golf was banned in Scotland in 1457 through an Act of Parliament.King Jams II is said that his soldiers were being distracted fromenhancing their archery skills by playing golf and football.
what is the distance between Germany and Scotland the distance is 258396 miles p.s tht is not a random number i just made up :D
The distance between the above mentioned places is 4307km approximately. The distance is straight path from one place to another place. There might be slight difference between the actual distance and the above mentioned distance because of the route chosen.
Are you asking what is the combined population of Scotland and Congo or what is the difference between the populations of Scotland and Congo? Do you mean the Republic of Congo or the Democratic Republic of Congo? You need to be a little more specific in the way you ask your questions in order to sta…nd a better chance of getting the answers that you want. ( Full Answer )
There are primarily 3 types of wedges, Pitching, Sand and Lob. A Pitching wedge has about 46-48 degrees of loft, a Sand wedge has about 54-56 degrees of loft and a lob wedge has about 58- even 64 degrees. Depending on player preference they can have low or high bounce which can assist getting out of… the sand and help when playing certain types of course, if you have a low bounce club on soggy turf you may go under the ball easier, not getting proper contact. There are also gap wedges which are designed to fit between the Pitching and Sand wedge, at about 50 or 52 degrees. ( Full Answer )
Well the United Kingdom (UK) is made up of 4 countries; England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. So Scotland is in the UK
The short answer to your question is: Turbo. The GTI has a 1.8L turbocharger (for Mk4 and below) or a 2.0L for the Mk5 Golf. The turbocharger makes the engine significantly more powerful, but without more fuel consumption. So the GTI is more powerful than the other Golfs of same make (except the R32…, which is a special model with a massive 3.2L engine). There are other differences between the standard Golf and the GTI, stuff like the GTI has stiffer suspension, lowered ride height, larger wheels, aerodynamic trim and spoilers, etc. All these are because the GTI is meant to be a performance Golf. My favourite feature is the retro red lining around the front grille of the Mk5 GTI. Note also that what we are calling the 'standard' Golf is in reality the rest of the Golf range, and we are comparing the rest of the range to the GTI. These vary from 1.4 to several diesel models up to the special-edition R32, which will definitely outdo the GTI in terms of performance. ( Full Answer )
Some golf balls are made for soft feel and spin, others are made for distance and control. Some are made for both of those things, and some are just made as cheap as possible. Softer balls will spin more which gives people who are skilled more control over the ball when hitting into greens. Harder b…alls will go farther and spin less which gives less skilled players help with controlling the ball. For more detail go to the link below on how to buy golf equipment. ( Full Answer )
Two answers to this:- 1. There have been modern "bans" based on noise complaints against "buskers" - the most well known in Edinburgh in the Royal Mile (2008) after complaints from residents. The Kirk have had the occasional pop as well for playing ona Sunday! Additionaly outside of Scotland - the… English also did ban an Australian piper from busking in Oxford after complaints from shopkeepers. Also in Dunedin - although this one was later overturned. The EU have also been blamed for various HSE type rules. These are of course location and sometimes time specific bans against the piper and not the pipes in general. 2. However there is a also a widespread myth that bagpipes in Scotland were (i) banned after the battle of Culloden (1746) (ii) classified as a weapon of war and (iii) the playing of the pipes would be punishable by death. Which is not true. If you have a decent attention span you can read the background to the myth below:- Like most myths it is drawn from several sources. Principally the trial of a Jacobite piper James Reid, the Proscription act of 1747 which banned the use of arms (and warlike weapons and the wearing of tartan amongst other things) in the Highlands and a work published in the aftermath of Culloden by Donald MacDonald decrying the pipes being "laid aside" and "music lost". James Reid the piper in question was captured at Carlisle which the Jacobites had garrisoned with Ogilvy's and the Manchester Regiment as they retreated north from Derby. He was tried along with 70 other rebels and sentenced to death with 21 others. The jury recommended leniency being a piper but the judge decided otherwise. He was executed for high treason for taking part in the rebellion not for playing the pipes. During his trial his defense was he was a piper so hadn't born arms, the judge said in sentencing that any person who joined with others "though they did not bear arms, were yet guilty of high treason" but more famously for the myth that "no regiment ever marched without musical instruments such as trumpets drums and the like....a highland regiment never marched without a piper...and therefore his bagpipe in the eyes of the law was an instrument of war" and he was convicted of taking part in the rebellion. He was the only Jacobite piper executed. Following Culloden only five Pipers were prosecuted for being rebels. One was transported (pleading guilty to rebellion), one executed as above, two were pardoned and one there is no information on. The successful defenses proves the playing of the pipes was never taken into account as binding by other courts. It should be noted that any decision handed down by an English Court would not be binding on a Scottish court as Scots law is completely separate. As to the Proscription act (passed for enactment in Scotland) this covered the carrying of weapons in a defined area of the highlands. It does not mention pipes in any way and as can be seen above they were not classified as a weapon but an instrument in an English court. There is not one single record of anyone being prosecuted for playing teaching or owning the pipes in Scotland in this era, it's a myth because the act simply does not cover pipes in any shape or form. The court records of the time do list pipers but for other crimes (thieving, breaking and entering, rape and murder to be exact) and also as witnesses. If piping was banned under pain of death why were they volunteering their profession as pipers in the records? It would only make matters much much worse. The use of the term "instrument of war" used in the court case and the execution of the piper at York have been woven with the other quotes (Cumberland "implements of war" about his own pipers) and the proscription act especially the part dealing with weapons. The brutality of the follow up operation and the later clearances (mostly by the clans own chiefs) has added to the ongoing myth. Similarly the oft quoted line that the Pipes are the only musical instrument to ever be classified as a weapon of war can be seen to be another myth as the judge used the term instrument of war and included trumpets and drums in his definition in the sentence. Actually according to recent research fiddlers in the Jacobean army suffered more than the pipers but the instrument has never had the place in the imagination of the public that the pipes had. The act was in statue for 35 years from 1747 - 1782. In the early years of the act few people were prosecuted for the wearing of tartan (fined for a 1st offense, transported for a 2nd) it wasn't until the advent of the seven years war where the act was utilised widely to impress highlanders into the army (instead of transportation) that this changed. The act also never applied to landed gentry or their sons and of course the Army or the lowlands. The playing of the pipes did decline and some music was lost but there is plenty of written evidence of famous pipers (e.g. George MacLeod) pipe makers (e.g. Hugh Robertson) and piping schools including the MacCrimmon's piping college on Skye at Boreraig for several decades after Culloden. Adverts, letters and collections of music from the time all testify to the pipes being in use openly. The loss of Clan Chief power and their patronage as well as the clearances and emigration had more to do with the decline than anything else. The MacCrimmon's piping school for example closed down in the 1770's in a dispute over rent with the Chief of the Macleod's, not helped by falling numbers as the Chiefs economically weakened struggled to afford to send pipers for the years it took to train. Not a very romantic end. For those interested in reading further:- A good book that addresses the historical context is John G Gibson's Traditional Gaelic Bagpiping 1745-1845 Published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2000 http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Special:Booksources&isbn=0773521348 , Postscript:- Modern update. 1. The James Reid case recently came to light again being quoted in the prosecution of Dave Brooks after complaints were received for playing the pipes on Hampstead heath common (London). He tried the defense they were a weapon and not a musical instrument. The judge said they were "an instrument of war in war and a musical instrument in peace". It caused laughter in the court when he added however if he wanted to continue to claim them as a weapon he would charge him with bearing arms and put him in the cells. He also said the original case was a miscarriage of justice. Dave was found guilty and fined the massive sum of Â£45 (3 x Â£15), he was also given permission by the London Corporation to play in Alexander park and on one of the bandstands. An improvement on execution. 2. One a more somber note the bodies of the 22 executed at Tyburn were thought to have been found by 19th century by workmen digging near York castle, 20 or so skeletons missing heads and various limbs ("hung drawn and quartered") were dug up. Quote "As to the Proscription act (passed for enactment in Scotland) this covered the carrying of weapons in a defined area of the highlands." This is not correct, the defining of an area where the weapons could not be carried was in the disarming act of 1716 and in the act of proscription; "That from and after the first day of August, one thousand seven hundred and forty seven, no man or boy, within that part of Great Briton called Scotland, other than shall be employed as officers and soldiers in his Majesty's forces, shall on any pretence whatsoever, wear or put on the clothes commonly called Highland Clothes (that is to say) the plaid, philibeg, or little kilt, trowse, shoulder belts, or any part whatsoever of what peculiarly belongs to the highland garb; and that no tartan" It is correct, the quote you use is to do with the highland garb, weapons are covered under the proscription act and the area defined as well:- "That from and after the first day of November, which was in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixteen, it should not be lawful for any person or persons (except such persons as are therein mentioned and described) within the shire of Dunbartain, on the north side of the water of Leven, Stirling on the north side of the river of Forth, Perth, Kincardin, Aberdeen, Inverness, Nairn, Cromarty, Argyle, Forfar, Bamff, Sutherland, Caithness, Elgine and Ross, to have in his or their custody, use, or bear, broad sword or target, poignard, whinger, or durk, side pistol, gun, or other warlike weapon.." 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Real golf balls are technologically designed for distance, spin and playability. They are also a lot more expensive. Mini golf balls are made cheaply from rubber.
Immigration: During the 1600 - 1900's thousands of Scots moved to the united states, Canada, Australia etc which is refered to "the highland Clearences". some 30% of Americans can trace their Ancestors routes back to Scotland, and some have contributed majorly to the United states Founding and cultu…re, like the Founder of the United States Navy - Scot, Andrew Carnaegie - Major Industrial Name/Humanitarian to name but a few..... ( Full Answer )
Yes, they will do. Most do anyway and 'Persona non grata' lists are usually posted in the clubhouse and given to staff members. If you are banned you shouldn't really go back anyway, as you may get a further ban.
Yes, they do. If you are banned from a course you should not go near it anyway.
The halfway point is just a few miles south of the major city of Dundee, if you are travelling by road. If you are going by car and you think it's time for a break, then the Glendoick Garden Centre, between Perth and Dundee (north side of the road) should serve you a decent coffee!
Usually associated with St Andrews in Fife, popularly known as 'the Home of Golf'. Usually said to have originated on short, coastal, rabbit-cropped turf. Early players may have used driftwood for clubs, a round pebble for a ball - and a rabbit hole as a target!
The game of golf was banned by King James II in 1457 not 1947. Thegame was banned because it was becoming more popular than thenational sport of archery.
The distance between Scotland and Australia is 10,060 miles (16,190km) This mileage was calulated between Aberdeen and Adelaide.
The distance between the starting point and the destination is 50.5 mi, (81 km), and with reasonable traffic conditions it will take approximately 1 hour driving time.
Corporal punishment has been banned in all UK schools (including Scotland) for about 25 years now.
New Zealand's South Island and Scotland have similar terrains. A lot of the early settlers of New Zealand were Scottish because it reminded them of home.
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. It's like saying how far from Washington to America.
Blackburn is a town and Scotland is a country, so it depends on where in Scotland you are travelling from.
Scotland is part of the UK- the United Kingdom, and is just above England. France is on the other side of the channel and is another country altogether. In France they speak french, use the Euro, and in the north are mountains so you can go skiing whereas in the south it is nice and hot. In Scotland… they speak English with a Scottish accent and use the pound (it's colder in Scotland). ( Full Answer )
No - other than itself and 1, its positive integer factors are 31 and 47.
A gulf is a large body of water mostly surrounded by land, while a bay is smaller than a gulf, and is more of an indentation in the land.
Emperor Go-Kashiwabara was the Emperor of Japan in 1502. He reigned from November 16, 1500 to May 19, 1526.
Golf can be played solo or in a group. It is an outdoors sport, if you walk the course and carry your clubs it is a great work out. Chess is a game (as opposed to a sport) you play against one person, usually indoors there is no physical exertion involved. Both require concentration and some lev…el of skill to succeed. ( Full Answer )
people came from Ireland to Scotland and formed a strong bond between the two countries. And North Ireland is part of the UK.
I would hazard that it is about 150 miles. A really lovely journey by bus or by train. From Skye there is a regular Shoppers' Bus which goes to Inverness and then comes back about 4 hours later after allowing passengers to do a bit of shopping.
You may not think of golf immediately when you think of Scotland and may be surprised to learn that Scotland has many magnificent golf courses visited by professional golfers around the world. Some of these golf courses are located in Troon, Glasgow and St. Andrews.
The main similarity between mini and regular golf is putting. The other similarity is that real golfers also carefully examine their putts like how you did with the tricky obstacles in mini golf.
Although both are regions are located in Europe, Norway is its own country north of Europe, and is not a member of the European Union. Scotland is not a country, but a province part of the United Kingdoms, and consequently part of the European Union. After failing their first attempt at joining the …European Union, Norway decided to stay out of European affairs and focus mainly on fishing and its sea product. Scotland, after receiving several dissatisfaction from the British, are now talking about leaving the United Kingdom, but would like to remain in the European Union and be recognized as their own member state. ( Full Answer )
Yes, the conflict/war between Scotland and England lasted for almost 900 years - on and off. From approx 850 A.D. to 1746. It's still going on but in a political way.
Golf was said to have first been played in Scotland in the 15th Century. The origin of the word golf was mentioned in an Act of Scots Parliament on 6 March 1647.
Assuming by Murrary you are talking about Andy Murray, then theconnection is that he was born and lives in Scotland.
Yes - the game of golf as we know it - originated in Scotland... inthe 15th century.