Golf: Interesting facts you might have not known

Golf has a long history starting from way back in the 1400s. For as long as we know, many interesting facts and history have been made. Below are some of the interesting fun facts you may or may not have heard of.
  • 125K Golf balls are hit into the water at the 17th hole of the Stadium course at sawgrass each year.
  • The French word "Cadel" means "youngest child" and is where the word "Caddy" comes from.
  • Doug Ford entered a contest and predicted his own 1957 victory as well as his winning score of 282.
  • A golf ball will travel further on hot days, because the air is less dense, so it takes less velocity to travel.
  • Golf balls used to be made from leather and chicken or goose feathers. One ball would cost $10-$20.
  • Only 20% of golfers have a handicap below 18. A golfer with handicap of 18 is called a "Bogey Golfer".
  • Kassandra Komma from Oakland University has recorded two holes-in-one during a nine round game. 
  • Only two sports have ever been played while on the moon. One is golf and the other is the javelin throw.
  • Until the invention and rising popularity of the golf tee, golfers played off of sand piles they built themselves.
  • If you walked all eighteen holes instead of riding in a golf cart, you would walk approximately four miles. 
  • The longest recorded drive was 515 yards. 
  • First 18-Hole course was on a sheep farm. The golf course is still intact after all of these years, but it has been downsized to 9 holes. 
  • New golf courses construction is banned in China. However, this hasn't stopped cities and local communities from building them.

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