25 fun facts about Golf
Golf is one of the oldest sports in the world, so its history is rich and varied. Although there are disputes about the origin of Golf, this game has undoubtedly left a deep imprint on modern society.
In memory of the past and present of Golf, we have compiled a list of the top 25 most unusual, frightening and simply strange facts. Enjoy!
1) breaking stereotypes-Long before Annika Sorenstem’s participation in the Bank of Colonial America in 2003, babe Zeharias became the first – and only-female golfer to qualify for the PGA’s flagship professional men’s Golf tour with scores of 76 and 81 during the first two rounds at the Los Angeles Open In 1945.
2) a break is Needed – one of the most popular actors in the world, Samuel L. Jackson, is also an avid golfer. The contracts of the star of the films “pulp fiction” and “Django unchained” usually specify a point according to which he is allocated time for playing Golf 2 times a week during the shooting process.
3) the fortune Teller? – Even before the start of the Masters tournament in 1957, Doug Ford not only predicted his victory, but also his winning score – 283. Is Ford a distant relative of Nostradamus?
4) Almost impossible – Do you think there is nothing cooler than a hole-in-one? What about two in one round? That’s what Cassandra Comma of Oakland University recently did, recording two uans on nine holes. But the chances of repeating this are incredibly low-one in 64 million!
5) Bulk! – Every year, approximately 125,000 balls fall into the water around the 17th green on the world-famous TPC Sawgrass field. During the 2013 Players Championship, 44 balls went into the water. Two of them were widely publicized in the media: trying to win the Players Championship for the second time, Sergio Garcia recorded a quadruple bogey on the 17th green, losing two goals and, in fact, winning the tournament.
6) Hidden right-hander – He may be the most famous left-handed golfer of all time, but by nature four-time champion Phil Mickelson is right-handed. As a boy, he stood in front of his father and repeated the blow. He liked the result so much that he was never listed in right-handed clubs.
7) the Grand final – the very first nationally televised Golf tournament, the 1953 world Golf championship, featured an incredible finish from Lew Warsham. After Chandler Harper’s birdie, Warsham drove the ball into the hole with an eagle from 98 yards on the 72nd green.
8) the Mighty Condor-hole-in-one on par-3 is a rarity. And imagine a hole-in-one on the par-5! This rare blow, informally known as the Condor, was recorded only four times!
9) in any weather and even in snow – Dwight Eisenhower. John F. Kennedy. Barack Obama. Here are just a few of the presidents associated with Golf. But Woodrow Wilson is often forgotten. He was so keen on Golf that he even played on snow-black balls!
10) moonwalk-to this day, Golf is one of two sports, along with javelin throwing, that a person played on the moon. The first blow with a stick to a ball in space was made on February 6, 1971, by astronaut Alan Shepard on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 14 expedition. The first time, he simply missed the ball with his stick, but the second time, due to the weak lunar attraction and lack of atmosphere, the ball flew several kilometers and was lost for further play.
11) the power of Golf – Millions of fans love it for the beauty of the voice. But singer Celine Dion is also a Golf fan and has her own track, the Terrebon, at Le Mirage Golf club in Quebec.
12) Age is only numbers in the passport – You’ve Probably heard similar stories. You may even have seen it with your own eyes. The 90-year-old golfer scores 90 in consecutive rounds. 66 strokes on the golfer’s 66th birthday. But no one compares to Kermit Dannell, who played 1,138 rounds! His example shows that age really does not matter.
13) Outlawed-starting in 1457, the national Parliament of Scotland banned Golf throughout the country. The government believed that this sport was related to the military training of residents. This prohibition was repeated twice more, in 1471 and 1491. Almost 300 years later, the Saint-Andrus Golf club was founded.
14) birdie – in Atlantic city, new Jersey, in 1889, AB Smith performed a shot that he dubbed “bird of a shot”. This expression eventually led to one of the most popular Golf terms that golfers constantly strive for – “birdie”.
15) Ti? Who needs them? – Long before the advent of tee, golfers made the first hit on a ball set on hand-made piles of sand. Everything changed with the invention of the ti, which gained popularity in the 1920s.
16) Walking in the fresh air – if you decide to go through all 18 holes instead of riding a cart, you will cover about 6.5 kilometers and burn 2,000 calories. By comparison, golfers who use Kars burn approximately 1,300 calories.
17) Prepare 100-dollar bills – $ 500 – that’s how much one 18-hole round costs at the Shadow Creek course in Las Vegas. This is the most expensive public Golf course in the United States, where you can often see celebrities playing Golf. Designed by Tom Fazio, the course is regularly ranked in the top 100 best public Golf courses in America by Golf Digest.
18) Fastest round-Alice Miller currently holds the LPGA Tour record for the fastest round, having completed 18 holes in 1 hour, 26 minutes, and 44 seconds. The record was set during the final round of the Welsh Championship in 1997.
19) a true Golf fan – from January 1 to December 31, 2010, Richard Lewis set an all-time record for the number of holes played in one year – 11,000! He played every hole in Irving, Texas.
20) and here’s johnny! – Internationally known as johnny Carson’s attractive sidekick, ed McMahon also hosted PGA Tour events from 1975 to 1979. The Ed McMahon–Jaycees Quad Cities Open, now known as the John Deere Classic, featured celebrities such as Jerry Lewis and Bob hope.
21) Turkeys and cattle – during world war II, the national Golf club in Augusta, Maine, was closed for three years, and cattle and turkeys were grazed on its grounds to support the war economy. For the first time since the war, the Masters tournament was held in 1946. This year, Herman Keyser won his only major championship, beating Ben Hogan by one stroke.
22.) Don’t forget a warm jacket – an Integral part of the annual Toonik Tyme festival in Northern Canada is a nine-hole Golf tournament. Golfers play on a layer of ice at temperatures well below zero with fluorescent balls to avoid losing them in the snow.
23) here’s a shot-Bob cook holds the record for the longest recorded putt during the tournament. In 1976, at the international Fourball Pro Am tournament, his ball covered 42.75 meters and hit the 18th hole of St. Andrews.
24) Winning over the years-Sam Snead has become a Golf legend, thanks to 82 PGA tournament wins, seven major Championships, and his longevity. But he is also the only male golfer to have won LPGA tournaments, including the 1962 Royal Poinciana Plaza Invitational.
25) without preparation- ” the story of Cinderella. Out of nowhere. The former Golf course caretaker is now set to become a Masters champion.” The cult American Comedy “Golf club” has long been parsed into quotes. One of the audience’s favorite moments is the scene when bill Murray’s character dreams of winning the Masters by knocking down flowers in the garden. Incredibly, the entire legendary scene was a complete improvisation by Murray.