The game of golf counts millions of players who are more or less regularly on the fairways to try to hit balls as straight as possible in the direction of the hole. In many countries one need to have some lessons from golf pros before one can be released onto the course.
But going back a few hundred years ago, who could teach a new golfer, colver, crosseur or mailer? Not much is known about such teachers.

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We have tried to find as much as possible information about the teachers of these games. Have a look under Golf to find out more.
Happy reading.