Under the heading ‘Mail’ we reproduced some weeks ago the first part of an extensive article about ‘jeu de mail’ by Henri Jakubowicz which was published in the magazine ‘Through The Green’ in December 2002. This first part dealt with the history of jeu the mail and the bibliography concerning part 1 and 2.
We now reproduce the second part of the article in which Jakubowicz reviews the game as it was played from the 16th century till 1939 in the region of Montpellier in the southeast of France.
Several historians are of the opinion that jeu de mail was the origin of Scottish golf. Henri isn’t.
Happy reading!