Want to spice things up during your next round on the green? These fun golfing facts, brought to you by Magnolia Point Golf Club, will ensure that your next tee time will be much more interesting. Impress your peers with your knowledge of the game with this list of some of the most obscure and unknown golf trivia:
Golfing Fun Fact #1
25K Golf balls are hit into the water at the 17th hole of the Stadium Course at Sawgrass each year.
Golfing Fun Fact #2
The French word “Cadet” (cad-DAY) means “youngest child” and is where the word “Caddy” comes from.
Golfing Fun Fact #3
Doug Ford entered a contest and predicted his own 1957 victory as well as his winning score of 282.
Golfing Fun Fact #4
A golf ball will travel further on hot days, because the air is less dense, so it takes less velocity to travel.
Golfing Fun Fact #5
Golf balls used to be made from leather and chicken or goose feathers. One ball would cost $10-20.
Golfing Fun Fact #6
Only 20% of golfers have a handicap below 18. A golfer with handicap of 18 is called a “Bogey Golfer”.
Golfing Fun Fact #7
Kassandra Komma from Oakland University has recorded two holes-in-one during a nine-round game.
Golfing Fun Fact #8
Only two sports have ever been played while on the moon. One is golf and the other is the javelin throw.
Golfing Fun Fact #9
Until the invention and rising popularity of the golf tee, golfers played off of sand piles they built themselves.
Golfing Fun Fact #10
If you walked all eighteen holes instead of riding in a golf cart, you would walk approximately four miles.
Golfing Fun Fact #11
You’re more likely to get hit by lightning than make two holes-in-one.
Golfing Fun Fact #12
Golf balls travel much farther when the day is warm.
Golfing Fun Fact #13
Each golf ball manufacturer creates different numbers of dimples on their golf balls.
Golfing Fun Fact #14
The highest golf course in the world was once the Tuctu Golf Club in Morococha, Peru, which sat 14,335 feet (4,369 m) above sea level at its lowest point.
Golfing Fun Fact #15
The world’s first ever golf tournament for women was held on January 9, 1811 at Musselburgh, Scotland