Tiger Woods almost ran out of golf balls during the 2nd round of the 2000 US Open because his caddy forgot to pack the balls Tiger was putting with in his hotel room the night before. He finished the round with one ball and went on to win the tournament by a record-setting 15 strokes. golfdigest.com/story/us-o…
James McCormick sold the ADE 651, a fake β€˜bomb detector’, all over the world (specifically Iraq) by purchasing novelty golf ball detectors for less than $20 and reselling it for $5000 each. His scam has cost lives and the β€˜bomb detectors’ are probably still in use today. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-2238036…
In 2006 Bill Murray (56 at the time) accepted an invitation to a college party in the Scottish Town of St. Andrews after a round of golf. He showed up, drank their vodka, did all the dishes and left today.com/id/15281031/ns/…
Until the mid-twentieth century, golf clubs were not numbered, but had wonderfully funny names: brassies, niblicks, baffies, mashies, jiggers, spoons, and cleeks. hickorygolfers.com/how-to…
There’s an extremely rare 4-under par score in golf called a β€œCondor” that is so rare there have only been 4 confirmed instances of them in history liveabout.com/condor-golf…
There are two golf balls lying on the moon. Alan Shepard shot them with his modified 6-iron on Apollo 14 mission in February 1971. airandspace.si.edu/collec…
Astronaut Alan Shepard hit 2 golf balls on the moon's surface. On the Apollo 14 space mission Alan became the first and only person to play golf somewhere other than Earth. He created the club by smuggling a six-iron head onboard in a sock and attached it to a piece of rock-collecting gear. foxnews.com/science/golf-…
Golfer Jason Day quit golf in 2016 when he found out his mom had lung cancer. Today, hes ranked one of the best golfers in the world. testlungcancer.com/?sourc…
Steph Curry and Tony Romo are ranked #2076 in the OWGR (Official World Golf Ranking) that ranks the top professional golfers in the world and has a cap of 2076 owgr.com/ranking?pageNo=1…
Indianapolis Motor Speedway's infield has a nine hole golf course. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
Ed Sheeran went golfing with Justin Bieber. Justin lay on the floor and asked a drunk Ed to hit the golf ball out of his mouth. Ed ended up smashing Justin in the face with the golf club. theguardian.com/music/201…
Joel Strasser holds the world record for most toothpicks in a beard: 3,500. He also broke the record for most chopsticks (520), baubles (302), forks (121), and golf tees (607) in a beard guinnessworldrecords.com/…
On average, golf balls contain between 300 and 500 dimples across their surface. Balls with more dimples have less drag and go further. golftips.golfweek.com/imp…
That the average golf ball has 300 to 500 divots in it. For one manufacturer, the answer to how many dimples on a golf ball was a whopping 1,070, which happens to be the record for the most dimples on a golf ball. golf.com/gear/golf-balls/…
Catherine Zeta-Jones makes Michael Douglas (and every other man she plays golf with) drop his trousers when he misses a shot. Because paparazzi photographers are always around, she makes the men she bets against go into the bushes. A deal is a deal, she said. walesonline.co.uk/lifesty…
Today I learned of the world’s longest golf course, the Nullarbor Links. Stretching 1,365km (or 848 miles), it has 18 holes with a par of 72 wikipedia.org/wiki/Nullar…
Arnold Palmer's father taught both Arnold Palmer and Mister Rogers how to play golf youtu.be/ICrvu2jJHLU
Approximately 25,000 golf balls are lost each year at the CDA Resort Golf Course in Idaho under the only floating green in the world. krem.com/article/news/cda…
Today I learned that there are two golf balls on the moon quipoquiz.com/question/th…
New Jersey's law on reckless endangerment explicitly bans manufacturing or selling "a golf ball containing acid or corrosive fluid substance." law.justia.com/codes/new-…
Golf was banned in 1457 by king James II of Scotland as it was interfering with archery practice. It wasn't repealed till 1502 and the signing of perpetual peace en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
Sammy Byrd is the only person to have played in a World Series of baseball and competed in golf's Masters Tournament. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
Today I learned of Clive Palmer. An Australian billionaire who has attempted to build the Titanic II once before, failed and is now trying again. He has also built an animatronic dinosaur park on a golf course in Australia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cli…
There is a famous golf course in California called Pebble Beach. This golf course has a seagull problem, where the seagulls would come and take the people's belongings. As a result, they "hired" an eagle to scare them away. ksbw.com/article/eagle-hi…
Clifford Roberts, co-founder of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Golf Tournament, serving as chairmen of the club from 1931 to 1976, committed suicide on the course at age 83. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cli…
Of the 77 Olympians competing in the golf tournament at the 1904 Summer Olympics, 74 of them represented the USA and 3 of them represented Canada. Canada won the Gold. golf-monthly.co.uk/featur…
Australia has the world’s longest golf course measuring more than 850 miles long telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Golf players are allowed to play the ball out of a water hazard without penalty, but it is rarely practical unless the hazard is only a few inches deep. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
Legendary director/actor/pilot John Huston once flew over a celebrity golf tournament and dropped 5,000 ping pong balls on it. movieactors.com/actors/jo…
Golf balls were once smooth. Golfers eventually realized that old, beat up balls flew farther. Modern day golf balls now have dimples around them because they increase turbulence, which allow them to fly farther. entertainment.howstuffwor…
, Bing Crosby was originally offered the role of Detective Columbo in the 1971 tv series. He apparently turned it down due to golf. Peter Falk offered to play the role and personally provided Columbo's wardrobe including the high-topped shoes, shabby suit and the famous rumpled, raincoat. bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/ent…
The highest natural point on the island nation of Maldives is 17 foot tall Mount Villingili. Most people bag the summit while playing a round of golf. The 8th hole tee box for the only Maldivian golf course is at the peak. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vil…
Today I learned about Salina Turda, a massive Roman salt mine in Transylvania which contains an underground theme park and other tourist attractions including a lake, mini golf course, and bowling alley. The salty air down there is apparently very good for asthma. atlasobscura.com/places/s…
Alan Shepard pulled out a makeshift six-iron he smuggled on board Apollo 14 and hit two golf balls on the lunar surface, becoming the first -- and only -- person to play golf anywhere other than Earth. pga.com/news/golf-buzz/fe…
Tony Romo has the same number of American Century celebrity golf tournament wins (2) as NFL playoff wins (2). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
"Steady" Ed Headrick, the inventor of the Frisbee had his ashes incorporated into discs after his death so that he could fly. Ed loved the Disc Golf and Frisbee community and he wished for the community to have his discs and for them to have fun and play with them after he passed on. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_…
Charles Barkley and Darius Rucker, lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, are good friends and play golf together overcast.fm/+WaZUQbRy0/21…
The town of Trona, CA has a golf course that is almost entirely dirt because the heat and highly saline soil kills grass youtube.com/watch?v=0Cqx5…
In 2017, a famed green jacket from the Augusta National Golf Club was purchased for $5 at a Toronto thrift shop, then sold at auction for $139k thestar.com/sports/golf/2…
CBS used to add bird songs to their golf broadcasts to get rid of awkward silences until they got caught by someone watching at home who knew the bird songs belonged to birds that didn’t live in the region in which the golf tournament was being played. nypost.com/2001/04/08/no-…
Samuel L Jackson has a clause in his contract to play golf whenever he isnt filming in movies. tvguide.com/news/samuel-l…
George Archer (1939 - 2005), a PGA Masters champion (golf), was functionally illiterate his entire life, being able to only write his own name and read the most basic sentences. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
"Tarzan" actor Johnny Weissmuller was playing golf during the Cuban Revolution when his cart was suddenly surrounded by rebel soldiers. After doing the Tarzan yell for them, the guerrillas recognized him and even escorted him to his hotel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
There is a sport known as disc golf, where players throw frisbees over 18 holes with the same scoring system as classic golf. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Dimples can make a golf ball go a lot further than any smooth ball scienceabc.com/sports/gol…
A real-estate agent parked his car for five weeks and came back to find it was chock full of nuts. Andrew Wilkins, 25, parked his VW Golf in Surrey while he and his girlfriend took a long overseas holiday. When he returned, he tried driving the car but had difficulty shifting gears. autoblog.com/2018/01/02/s…
There is little evidence that Kim Jong-il and the North Korean media ever claimed that he made any kind of improbable golf score. Even North Korean officials say it is an urban myth. wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_…
The actor who played David Wallace on The Office was actually a full time wealth-management adviser at the time, and considered acting on the TV show a hobby - "this is what I do instead of playing golf" palmbeachpost.com/enterta…
Harvard's first black faculty member was a dentist. Dr. George Franklin Grant joined the Dept of mechanical dentistry in 1871. Also an inventor, he patented the wooden golf tee. Previously, golfers carried around buckets of sand, placing their balls on little piles as they went. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
There is a golf course straddling the USA-Canada border, with the entry on USA but most of the course in Canada en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aro…
According to his biography, Kim Jung-Il first picked up a golf club in 1994, at North Korea's only golf course, and shot a 38-under par round that included no fewer than 11 holes in one. Satisfied with his performance, he reportedly immediately declared his retirement from the sport. Www.nytimes.com/2011/12/2…
Lanai was once the largest pineapple plantation in the United States. In 1961 Castle & Cooke, Inc., after merging with Dole, took over the management of Lanai and, with 98 percent ownership of the island, established luxury resorts, golf courses, and residences britannica.com/place/Lana…
A river flooded over a golf course in Australia and bull sharks established a population in one of the golf course's lakes. nationalgeographic.com.au…
If the Earth were the size of a grain of sand, the Sun would be the size of a golf ball, and the nearest star would be over 750 miles away. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Margaret Abbott was the first American woman to win an Olympic gold, coming first in the women's golf tournament in 1900. She didn't realise she was competing in the Olympics at the time, and lived her whole life without finding out. teamusa.org/News/2016/Mar…
The award given at the Golden Raspberry Awards is a statuette of a golf ball-sized raspberry atop a mangled Super 8 mm film reel spray-painted gold, with an estimated street value of $4.97 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
The modern day version of golf originated in Scotland. King James the second banned the game because it distracted from archery. He then lifted the ban when he became a golfer himself en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
Kim Jong-il was credited with amazing achievements by North Korean propaganda, including 11 holes-in-one the first time he played golf, learning to walk at 3 weeks old, and writing 6 operas in 2 years. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Today I learned about Japanese polyathlete Gurimu Narita, who after training in snowboarding and trampoline for the 2012 Olympics suffered a paralyzing injury to his left leg, took back to snowboarding and to golf, kayaking, shooting and high jump, winning medals in 2016 and going for summer Olympics 2020! japantimes.co.jp/news/201…
Today I learned about The Loop golf course, the worlds first reversible course. Depending on which day you show up, determines which course you play. It also has two different difficulty rankings. youtu.be/aOoMYOQ22f0
There is a high school in Georgia where the entire student population drives golf carts to school. wabe.org/georgia-teens-ta…
There's about 400,000 pounds of trash left by humans on the lunar surface. Astronauts that visited the moon left behind several items like urine bags, hammer, golf balls, trousers, javelin, boots, etc. on the moon. Open the link to check all trash left by humans on the moon. wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o…
Blaine, Washington had the largest salmon cannery in the world in 1891. Salmon canning was to be the main source of revenue in Semiahmoo until 1980 and the site is now a resort and golf course en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sem…
Between 2014 and 2016 an Australian electrician bunked off work roughly 140 times to play golf, covering his tracks using a crisp packet as a Faraday cage to block an electronic tracker that would have pinpointed his location. theweek.co.uk/90003/elect…
The combined space taken up by all golf courses in the United States would be larger than the state of Rhode Island bloomberg.com/graphics/20…
Today I learned of Margaret Abbott, a woman who competed in and won a golf tournament in Paris. After her death, it was discovered that this tournament was part of the poorly-organized 1900 Olympics. She never knew she was an Olympian. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Actor Christopher McDonald, the actor who played Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore, says he never pays for a round of golf because of his widespread fame from that role. avclub.com/article/christ…
Scoring a condor is the rarest event in golf. This is normally a hole in one at a par five and only four condors have ever been recorded: golftoday.co.uk/golf_a_z/…
Tiger Woods was so good at Golf that there were modifications made to the game, aimed at reducing his ability to win; what came to be known as "Tiger-proofing". Obviously, it wasn't very effective. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tig…
The creator/father of frisbee golf was cremated after death and made into a frisbee in 2002 sfgate.com/news/article/F…
Sofia Coppola wrote the lead of Lost in Translation, for Bill Murray. She didn't know him, spent a year trying to track him down, including asking random people who knew him through golf. Eventually she showed him the script, but he didn’t commit. She flew to Japan to film not sure if he’d show. thedailybeast.com/sofia-c…
Today I learned about mobster --"Handsome Johnny" Roselli, who infiltrated Hollywood in the 1920s. He rose up the ranks with Al Capone. He knew everybody,dated movie stars, played golf with studio heads and was buds with Marilyn Monroe. But in 1976 he was rubbed out by a Mafia hitman & stuffed into an oil drum. vice.com/en_us/article/j5…
The dimples on a golf ball allow it to travel up to twice the distance of a smooth ball. The dimples increase lift and decrease drag scientificamerican.com/ar…
CBS used to dub in bird songs to golf tournaments. They were caught by an avid bird watching who noticed the song of a bird that was not indigenous to the region of the tournament. jacksonville.com/tu-onlin…
From 1933-1983, the caddies at Augusta National Golf Club, host of the world-famous Masters Tournament, were only allowed to be Black males. nytimes.com/2012/04/03/sp…
Samuel Jackson has a clause in his film contracts that allows him to play golf during film shoots whenever he wants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
The Villages is a retirement community in central Florida. It is master-planned & age-restricted and the largest such housing complex in the world with over 115 THOUSAND residents and tens of thousands of golf carts en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In golf, the term "birdie" was derived from the early 20th American slang "bird" which meant "anything excellent". It was first used in the September 1911 edition of Maclean Magazine scottishgolfhistory.org/o…
They made exactly 260 special edition VW Golf's by swapping body panels of different colors, and called it the VW Harlequin. autotrader.com/car-news/v…
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps holds a golf record for the longest televised putt in history of 159 feet golfdigest.com/story/mich…
It is theoretically possible to score a Condor in golf, which is 4 under par for the hole wikipedia.org/wiki/Par_(s…
Samuel L Jackson has a clause in his film contracts that lets him play golf during film shoots whenever he wants google.com/amp/s/www.tvgu…
Roller coasters are safer than golf, billiards, and fishing tripsavvy.com/how-safe-ar…
The unofficial World Record for the longest golf drive in history was set by astronaut Alan Shepard in 1971. His record-setting drive occurred on the moon, where he said it went "miles and miles." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
The KKK tried to to set up a kerosene-soaked cross at Spring Hill College due to its supporting the civil rights movement. When the students were alerted they chased the Klansmen away with whatever items they could use as weapons like golf clubs, tennis rackets, bricks, and softball bats. americamagazine.org/issue…
In golf, the opposite of a mulligan is a "gilligan", which is to redo a successful stroke when so requested by your opponent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mul…
The night before the Olympic final, Michael Jordan apparently spent the night drinking and gambling all night, then he went on a long day of press appearances, plus 18 holes of golf in Barcelona, before he went on to lead Team USA in a gold-medal winning victory over Croatia. sports.yahoo.com/news/mic…
In Peachtree City, Georgia. The primary mode of transport is Golf Carts. The city has an over 90 miles long system of golf cart paths spidering across the entire town. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
Dumping golf balls into the sea is outlawed because the plastic does not break down. A professor at the University of Maine used ground-up lobster shells and other materials to develop biodegradable golf balls. These balls are intended for use on cruise ships or driving ranges by the ocean. usatoday30.usatoday.com/m…
Today I learned about Casey, Illinois; Home to the World's Largest Collection of 'World's Largest' stuff. Including the World's Largest Golf Tee and World's Largest Mailbox. bigthingssmalltown.com/
On the same day as the O.J. β€˜Bronco chase’ there were countless major sporting events happening simultaneously. Including the opening of the World Cup, Arnold Palmers last game of golf, New York Knicks NBA finals and New York Rangers victories victory parade. gizmodo.com/relive-june-1…
There is a golf course in Australia with full-grown bull sharks living in the water hazards youtube.com/watch?v=njmmj…
The inventor of the heart stent approached numerous companies for funding and was rejected. It was funded by the owner of Fuddrucker's restaurant, whom he met by chance on a golf course. sanantoniomag.com/SAM/Feb…
Alice Cooper has credited golf with playing a major role in helping him overcome his alcohol addiction. He has even gone so far as to say that when he took up golf, it was a case of replacing one addiction with another. He now plays six rounds a week with a 2 handicap. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali…
Golf Balls Irradiated with Gamma Rays performed better than their non irradiated counterparts due to forced molecular cross linking. Spalding even has a patent on the technology! orau.org/ptp/collection/M…
Two Australians fooled officials into letting them play in an international golf tournament at North Korea's only golf course. For five days they were treated as honored guests and taken on official visits around Pyongyang before being exposed as frauds due to their poor golfing skills. 9news.com.au/national/201…
A regulation golf ball has over 300 different dimples on it. owlcation.com/misc/Over-2…
There are 96 bags of astronaut poop, pee and puke on the moon. They were left behind to make room for bringing moon rocks back to earth. Theres also 12 Hasselblad cameras, a gold plated telescope, used wet wipes, space food wrappers, golf balls, 70 other space craft, and 12 pairs of boots there. gizmodo.com/theres-poop-o…
Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus used the SAME 3-Wood for ALL of his Major Wins over a span on 37 Years! golfdigest.com/story/jack…

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