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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Golf Tidbit

Mary Queen of Scots (That collar would be an economical means to avoid a neck lift. Some designer should think of that.)

In golf, the term "caddie" came from a mispronunciation. When Mary Queen of Scots went to France as a young girl, the French realized she loved the game of golf. To honor her visit the king had the first golf course built outside of Scotland so she could continue to enjoy her favorite pass time.

To make certain she was properly chaperoned (and guarded) while she played, cadets from a nearby military school were employed to accompany her. Mary liked the idea so much that when she returned home she took the practice with her.

In French cadet is pronounced "ca-day" and the Scots changed it to "caddie."


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