Things you might not know about golf
The longest drive ever was 515 yards.
The longest putt ever was a monstrous 375 feet.
The longest golf course in the world is the par 77 International Golf Club in Massachusetts which measures a fearsome 8325 yards.
The longest golf hole in the world is the 7th hole (par 7) of the Sano Course at the Satsuki Golf Club in Japan. It measures an incredible 909 yards.
Found at The First Tee.
125,000 golf balls a year are hit into the water at the famous 17th hole of the Stadium Course at Sawgrass.
It is thought the word golf comes from the Dutch word "kolf" or "kolve", meaning "club". Historians believe this was passed on to the Scottish, whose own dialect changed this to "golve," "gowl" or "gouf".
Was that incredibly long putt a successful one?ReplyDelete
I guess it would have to be in order to be recorded - but I don't know if it was achieved during a competition, or whether someone putted 300 balls on the green until one of them went in...Delete
In competition at St. Andrews, no less. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/golf/2399017/Golfer-uses-putter-to-sink-375ft-hole-in-one.htmlReplyDelete
Wow. Thank you, anon. (I've added the link to the post)Delete
As far as I've heard, the word Golf originate in Scotland and is short for Gentlemen Only Ladies ForbiddenReplyDelete
That is an internet myth. See #19 at the link.Delete