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Par is derived from the stock exchange term that a stock may be above or below its normal or ‘par’ figure. In 1870, Mr AH Doleman, asked the golf professionals David Strath and James Anderson, what score would win ‘The Belt’, then the winning trophy for ‘The Open’ Mr Doleman called this ‘par’ for the course.
With 20 major championship wins to his name, the man who came to be known as the “Golden Bear” is acknowledged as the most successful golfer in history. He displaced Arnold Palmer as the world’s top player in the 1960s, winning his last US Open in 1986, 24 years after his first.
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We always talk about the 1896 start of the modern Olympics but the ancient Olympics demised only once the Roman emperors became Christian. Pagan festivals were at first discouraged and then completely outlawed. The Olympic games were first and foremost a religious celebration in honour of Zeus, they held no place in the Christian empire. […]
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