In 1657 on the Hudson River, Fort Orange now Albany, NY skaters reportedly played Kolven on ice which is an old fashion form golf invented by the Dutch in the mid-1500's.

''In the year 1657 Claes Hendericksan, Meeuwess Hoogenboom and Gystert van Loenen were brought before the court of Fort Orange and Beverwyck (now known as Albany, New York), for playing het kolven on the ice on the 7th of March"