12 Most Interesting Facts About Golf
Golf is a club-and-ball sport where players use various clubs to hit balls into different holes. Despite the numerous benefit of playing golf, the sport also has some interesting facts that would interest you.
Top Ten Facts
- Fact 1:
The first golf balls used in the 16th century are believed to have been made out of wood.
- Fact 2:
The world’s longest golf course is the international golf club which located in Massachusetts. And has a length of about 7600 meters.
- Fact 3:
Other than javelin, Golf is the only sport that have been played outside earth. interestingly, it was actually played on the moon in the year 1971 by a member of the space shuttle
- Fact 4:
Surprisingly, About 25% of the golfers in the world are women.
- Fact 5:
Believe it or not, there is a group of people who play golf while they are naked. they are commonly called naturist. In addition, the first naked golf course was established in France and was named Le jenny.
- Fact 6:
The youngest golfer to shoot a hole-in-one was the five year Coby Orr. It happened in Littleton, Colorado, in 1975.
- Fact 7:
The first ever recorded hole-in-one was made in 1868 by Tom Morris at the Open Championship in Prestwick, Scotland.
- Fact 8:
Amazingly, golf balls travel at different speed according too the weather condition. They travel further in hot weather.
- Fact 9:
According to reports, Americans spend over 600 million dollars every year on golf balls alone.
- Fact 10:
The first official golf rules were established in Edinburgh by the Gentleman Golfers of Leith.
- Fact 11:
Amazingly, Tiger Woods holds the record at -18 for the US Masters.
- Fact 12:
The term “birdie” comes from an American named Ab Smith. While playing a round in 1899, he played what he described as a “bird of a shot”, which became “birdie” over time.
Hope you had fun reading.