The first commoner recorded as a golfer is Sir Robert Maule, described as playing on Barry Links (near the modern-day Carnoustie).
The first recorded evidence of golf at St. Andrews.
The Archbishop of St. Andrews issues a decree giving the local populace the right to play golf on the links at St. Andrews.
Mary, Queen of Scots, seen playing golf shortly after the death of her husband Lord Darnley, is the first known female golfer.
Mary, Queen of Scotts
Golf is banned in the Blackfriars Yard, Glasgow. This is the earliest reference to golf in the west of Scotland.
The City of Edinburgh bans golfing at Leith on 1592 (continued) Sunday "in tyme of sermonis."
Invention of the feathery ball.