With the summer almost upon us, it is high time to think about getting out onto the course and enjoying a few rounds of golf with your friends. Whether you play to relax and unwind, compete and an amateur level, or have your sights set on the prize- golf is an amazing way to be social, be active, and play an amazing game. But have you ever put thought into the history, the facts, and the figures? I didn’t think so! Luckily, we have compiled a list of trivia for your enjoyment so you can learn something new and amaze your friends whilst you are out on the green! So, without further ado, read on to find out more!
- Did you know that once, a man from Belfast, Ireland won £140,000 by betting on the wrong outcome by accident? What an amazing stroke of luck! If you fancy trying your luck on one of the most popular online casinos out there, check out this Leovegas review for the full lowdown!
- Did you know that a man called Alan B Shepard Jr was the first, and to date, only man ever to take a swing at a golf ball on the moon? I cannot imagine it went far due to their being absolutely no gravity on the moon, but quite an achievement nonetheless!
- Did you know that UK golf balls have 330 indents on their surface? Whilst their American counterparts have 336? I wonder what poor person was entrusted with the task of counting them!
- Did you know that in 1457, King James II in Scotland actually banned golf as he believed it was distracting his soldiers from practicing their archery! This was also the first time that the word “golf” was recorded in usage.
- Did you know that the golfing term “birdie” came from a US golfer called Ab Smith. He hit an amazing shot and was quoted as saying “that was a bird of a shot”, and the saying came from there!
- Did you know that the world’s longest golf course is in Massachusetts, US and is an amazing 7600 meters long!
- Did you know that only 25% of golfers are female? Come on ladies, what are you waiting for? Knock those men out of the water!
- Did you know that the first ever “hole in one” to be recorded was in 1868 by a player called Tom Morris, in Scotland, UK at the Open Championship.
- Did you know that the youngest person ever to score a “hole in one” was a five year old called Coby Orr and it happened in Colorado, US back in 1975. Now that is impressive!
- Did you know that the chance of scoring two hole in ones in one game of golf is one in 67 million! Best of luck to you!
So what are you waiting for? Get out there on the green, get putting, and impress your buddies with your newfound knowledge!