8 Unbelievable Golf Game Fun Facts

  1. Golf was invented in Scotland more than 500 years ago, however, the Chinese claim that they have developed a similar game as early as 943 AD.
  2. Golf was banned by the Scottish Parliament of James II. Golf is prohibited on Sundays, because it interfered with military preparations for war against the English.
  3. Billy Casper turned pro in 1954 during the Korean War. While serving in the Navy, Kasper was appointed special athletic body in the San Diego area. This allows him to keep his golf game game sharp.
  4. Golf is the only sport played on the moon. 6 February 1971 Alan Shepard hit two golf balls during the lunar surface.
  5. Five-time World Long Drive Champion Jason Zuback (Canada) can drive a golf ball a whopping 468 yards. He also holds the record for the fastest in the entire history of golf driving 204 miles per hour.
  6. Until the mid-19th century, golf balls, as a rule, are not made of feathers that have been boiled and then stuffed into a leather pouch, which was later sewn in the shape of a ball.
  7. The first golf balls used in the 16th century, is believed to have been made from wood.
  8. Not all golf balls have the same number of dimples. Golf balls are anywhere from 330 to 500 depending on the design of the ball by the company. The ideal ball will usually between 380 and 432 dimples.


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