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Golf Gift Set - Scottish


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Perfect Father's Day gift or gift for the avid golfer!

The Scottish golf set includes 3 tees, a ball marker and a pitchfork proudly displaying the national symbol of Scotland, the thistle and the Lion Rampant. 

Although the subject of debate; it is generally accepted that modern day golf originated in 15th century Scotland. Others say the sport is similar in nature to the Roman game of paganica, in which participants used a bent stick to hit a stuffed leather ball. However, the first set of rules can be found in 1744, where The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers published “Articles and Laws in Playing at Golf”.

King James II of Scotland prohibited the playing of games as it was a distraction from military training, and he felt perfecting archery would be a more worthwhile sporting pursuit. After several more bannings throughout the 15th century and golf being lambasted as an unprofitable sport, restrictions on playing the game were removed with the Treaty of Glasgow coming into effect in 1502.

The Sheldon Pewter golf gift set proudly displays the national symbol of Scotland, the thistle. When Alexender III (1241-1285) was King of Scotland, King Haakon of Norway landed an army on the shores of the kingdom attempting to conquer it with a sneak attack at night. During the attack on the Scottish cap at Largs, a barefoot Noresman trod on a thistle and cried out in pain alerting the Scots to their presence. The attack failed and Haakon withdrew. The lowly symbol became the Scottish national symbol. The first use of the thistle as a royal symbol of Scotland was on silver coins issued by James III in 1470.

Made of hand cast lead free Britannia pewter. 

Product Code: SC-18

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