Fun Golf Facts
Fun Golf Facts
President and Founder
Richard Sweet Loves Playing Golf
Do you love golf and is it your favorite pastime? Not merely does Precision Marker sell golfing accessories, but our president and founder Richard Sweet loves playing golf. Breathtaking golf courses, a challenging but relaxing game, every round unique, and associating with people are some reasons he and many others love playing golf.
Golf has an amazing history, and a lot has transpired since the modern game of golf originated in 15th-century Scotland, and way before then. Fun golf facts may be worthless information to some, to golfers it is cool and amazing, making the golf world an exciting and inspirational place. Read our fun golf facts about Tiger Woods, hole-in-one, and much more to learn more about this remarkable game!
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Interesting and Amazing Golf Fun Facts to Reminisce On
No consensus exits, but many recognize the South African professional golfer Bobby Locke (1917–1987) as one of the finest putters of all time. Bobby affirmed the importance of putting by saying “No matter how well I might play the long shots, if I couldn’t putt, I would never win.” He was incredible in reading and judging the pace of the links greens (oldest style of golf course) and built his success around his outstanding putting ability. Bobby coined the well-known phrase “You drive for show, but putt for dough”. A fellow South African famous professional golfer Gary Player once said, “One six-foot putt, for my life? I’ll take Bobby Locke. I’ve seen them all, and there was never a putter like him.” Bobby won 4 British Open Championships (’49, ’50, ’52, ’57), 15 PGA Tour events and 9 South African Open Championships.
12,500 to to1 – Making a hole-in-one twice in the same round? 64,000,000 to 1
At 8 years old – At 16 Tiger Woods played in his first professional tournament in 1992, the Los Angeles open.
Condor – a hole score of four strokes fewer than par (4 under par or −4).
Yes, he learned to play left-handed playing because Phil Mickelson mirrored his dad’s left-handed golf swing.
At age 24 in 2000, Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship to achieve his career Grand Slam and the youngest golf player to do so.
The Augusta newspaperman is often credited with coining the phrase “Arnie’s Army”
Scots Parliament of James II banned golf and football in 1457 to safeguard the skills of archery. In addition, the Scottish government believed that golf interfered with military training. In 1470 the Parliament of James III reaffirmed the ban on playing golf in Scotland.
At the 1968 Masters he signed an incorrect scorecard. He made a birdie on the 17th hole, but his opponent wrote down a par. He was penalized two strokes and lost in a playoff.
E-Z-GO, founded in 1954 by two brothers, Beverly and Billy Dolan.
Golf handicap under 18 – The % of golfers that break par in their lifetime is about 0.5% of all golfers.
Javelin Throwing – Edgar Mitchell took a lunar scoop handle and threw it like it was a javelin. Read more
Jim Furyk scored 58 at the 2016 Travelers Championship.
In 1986 the Official World Golf Ranking system was started for rating the performance level of professional golfers. The rankings are based on a player’s position in individual tournaments over a “rolling” two-year period.
Greg Norman at 331 weeks.
David Love III at 476 yards. Dustin Johnson had a 489-yard drive during match play that did not count. Tiger woods had a 498-yard drive during a non-PGA Tournament event.
Georgia Hall of England hit a 355-yard drive on the 10th hole in the final round of the 2018 HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore.
The world record recognized by Guinness World Records as the longest drive in a competition is 515 yards (471 m) by 64-year-old Mike Austin in 1974 at the US Senior National Open.
In 2000 Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship.
In 2001 Tiger Woods won The Masters which was his fourth consecutive win in a major.