Amazing facts about Golf
The speed of the Golf ball can reach up to 270 km / h.
In one of the Australian Golf clubs, there is a rule: if the ball hits a kangaroo, you can play on as if nothing happened.
Until the NINETEENTH century, Golf balls were made of leather and stuffed with feathers.
Every year in America, more than $ 600 million is spent on Golf balls.
For a beginner, the probability of hitting the hole the first time is 1 in 12000.
The United States Golf Association was founded in 1894.
In 1968, the Professional women’s Golf Association officially allowed women to wear mini-skirts at the Golf Championships.
Three Golf balls are now on the moon.
Golf is played even on cruise ships. The use of classic Golf balls is harmful to the environment, as often the balls fall into the water and float in the sea. A German company has produced special Golf balls made from compressed fish food for playing on ships. Now everyone is happy.
On July 7, 1998, a bicentennial short Scottish Golf club was sold at Christie’s auction in Glasgow, Scotland, for $ 150,000.
Mary, Queen of Scots, was the first woman to play Golf.
The surface of the Golf ball is not uniform. It has 336 pits.
The first astronaut to play Golf on the moon was Alan shepherd. The force of gravity in space is much less, so the ball flew away for several kilometers.
A professional golfer hits the ball at a speed of 42 m / sec or 150 km / h. with tiger woods hitting 56 m/sec , which is 201 km/h.
The first Golf cart was introduced in 1948. They were developed for players with disabilities.
On October 9, 2009, Golf was officially included in the program of the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.
The oldest Golf course is Old Links in Musselburgh, where the daughter of king James V of Scotland, Mary Stuart, played as early as 1567.
Initially, the Golf course had 22 holes. But in 1764, the number of holes was reduced to 18.
The very first Golf balls were of various shapes . But in the early 30s of the last century, the us Golf Association introduced a single standard of balls. This was done so that the speed of the ball did not exceed 250 feet per second.
The first Golf clubs were made of wood. But in the middle of the XIX century, steel clubs appeared.
Golfer Wedgy Winchester (Wedgy Winchester) gets a ball into a coin at a distance of 20 meters.
And in 1899, a blind man played Golf for the first time.