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The first record of golf in England is more than a hundred years older than its appearance in Scotland.

English: Auguste Vaillants execution.

The execution of Auguste Vaillant in 1894

From 1871 to 1981, the title of the executioner of France was Monsieur de Paris, “Mister from Paris.” He was the only man certified to carry out executions in France, and was required to live in Paris.

Approximately 20 million golf balls are lost in water hazards on British golf courses every year.

The Tunisian born Hamida Djandoubi was the last person to be guillotined in France on the 10th of September 1977. Making him the last person to be executed by the modern Republic of France. The official execution method in the modern Republic of France had always been the guillotine.

King James II of Scotland (1430-60) made golf illegal on pain of death.

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