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By From page B2 | January 09, 2013



On this date in 1811 the first women’s golf tournament was organized in Scotland at Musselburgh. Before that Mary I, Queen of Scots, is believed to have played on the Old Course of Musselburgh Links in 1567, prior to her surrender to the Confederate Lords. The first recorded account of a woman playing golf is Mary Stuart. She is also credited with coining the term “caddy” having brought the French tradition of an entourage of on-course assistants to Scotland and calling them “cadets” after the French fashion.

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