AFTER FEATHERS, GOLF BALLS WERE MADE OF WOOD…

And, other fun golf facts you probably didn’t know.

 

We don’t have to ask if you love nothing more than a day on the golf course…

You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t. 

 

We are curious just how much you know about golf…

Not just how to play with various techniques and strategies, but truly know golf. 

 

If we hosted a night of golf trivia, could you be the winner?

 

GOLF HISTORY:

 

Did you know that at one time, golf was banned?

(Can you imagine??)

 

It wasn’t just banned once, but three times in the VERY place it was invented, Scotland!

Why was it banned?

Because the Scotland government believed that golf interfered with military training. 

 

Add to this that in the early days of golf, players would play publicly, in the streets or on business properties — this was considered annoying & well, we can’t argue that. There is only one place for golf to be played, on the golf course! 

 

SOME OF THE GREATS:

 

Do you know how young Tiger Woods was when he first took interest in golf?

6 months! His father began teaching him all about the sport at just 2 years old! 

 

Tiger made his first hole in one at the young age of eight!!

 

Tiger has won 81 PGA Tournaments, Sam Snead has won 82, Jack Niklaus has won 73 with 18 major wins….Tiger has won 15 majors. 

 

Did you know Phil Mickelson is RIGHT-HANDED??

 

He plays golf left-handed because his father did & he mirrored his father’s golf swing.

 

WOMEN’S GOLF:

 

400 years after the sport was created, the first round of women’s golf was played in Scotland in 1867. 

 

Mary, Queen of Scots is thought to have been the first female golfer. 

The first woman to win the Invitational Pro-Am at Pebble Beach was Juli Inkster in 1990.

 

According to the National Golf Foundation, approximately 5.8 million women play golf.

 

FUN FACTS:

 

The first 18-hole golf course was on a sheep farm.

 

Development of new golf courses has been banned in China.

 

Golf has been played on the moon!

 

Golf balls were originally made of leather & feathers, after that they were made of wood. 

 

The longest putt recorded was an astounding 375 feet!

 

Golf holds the record for the most boring sport. (Rude!)

 

You are more likely to be hit by a car than to score a hole in one in golf.

 

France once established a naked golf course.

 

The chance of hitting two hole-in-ones in a single game of golf is 1 in 67 MILLION.

 

A “condor” is the term given to a hole-in-one on a par 5. It is almost as rare as two hole-in-ones in a single game of golf. 

 

So, tell us…

 

If we hosted a night of golf trivia, could you win??

 

Resources:

Panther Run Blog

Junior Players Golf Academy

Facts .net

Deer Creek Golf Club