By now you’ve probably read a hundred different articles on random facts about golf. From how many dimples are on a golf ball to tracking the very origins of the sport, you may think you know it all, yet Gator Golf Cars scoured the vast internet landscape for the most obscure golf trivia. Test your knowledge to see how you score on these 10 interesting golf truths.
Not Just a Man’s Sport
Golf has become a growing interest for women, who now make up 22.8% of today’s golfers.
In War and Peace
During WWII, Augusta National Golf Club was closed to serve as a breeding ground for cattle and turkey in support of the war effort. It didn’t reopen until three years later.
The Odds Are Not in Your Favor
Looking to score two aces? Best of luck! The odds of pulling off two consecutive holes-in-one are approximately 67,000,000 to 1.
Looking to Lengthen Your Drive?
Studies show that golf balls actually travel significantly farther on hot days than on cold days.
The lowest golf score ever recorded was achieved in 1994 by Wayne Meyers on the Southern Oaks golf course in Powdersville, SC. He scored a 57.
They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To
Golf balls used to look very different back in the day. When golf first became a sport, the balls were made of thin leather and stuffed with feathers.
The youngest golfer ever recorded to score a hole-in-one was Coby Orr in Littleton, Colorado in 1975. He was only five years old.
Handicaps are Common
Next time you’re feeling humbled by your handicap, keep in mind that only 20 percent of golfers possess a handicap less than 18!
Turns Out There is Such Thing as “Too Much Fun”
In 1457, King James II banned the sports of soccer and golf to prevent military personnel from “wasting” time that could be better spent honing other skills, such as archery.
If you walked all 18 holes during a game, you would burn an average of 2,000 calories.
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