In 1920 an amateur golfer named David Mulligan drove his friends to the golf course, but nearly missed their tee time. In his haste, David shanked his first shot, but as a courtesy, David’s playing group granted him a second chance, which for the past 100 years has been known as the β€œMulligan”. countryclubmontreal.com/t…
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…
I learned there’s a freshwater lake on a golf course in Australia with bullsharks. The sharks came to the lake due to a flood and aren’t able to go to the ocean after the flood receded. They have since breeded in the lake. brisbanetimes.com.au/nati…
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/…
On February 6, 1971, golf became the first sport to be played on the moon by Astronaut Alan Shepard youtube.com/watch?v=t_jYO…
Some of the actors playing zombies in 1978's "Dawn of the Dead" were drunk, regularly going to nearby bar while they waited for filming to begin. Some even jumped on a golf cart and crashed it into a pillar, causing thousands of dollars in damage. pghcitypaper.com/pittsbur…
John Garnet Carter, an American inventor and entrepreneur, is considered as one of the fathers of miniature golf. In 1927, Carter was the first to patent a version of the game which he called "Tom Thumb Golf". His course was built on Lookout Mountain in Georgia where Carter owned a hotel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
Today I learned about 800 men, women and children, armed with ax handles, baseball bats, tire tools and golf clubs, stretched across a mile of the desolate prairie near Mud Lake and rounded up jackrabbits which they claim have done an estimated $5 million in crop damage. idahopress.com/news/state…
At age 30, Dan McLaughlin with no golf experience, quit his job and dedicated to train to be a pro golfer. His philosophy was 10k hours to become an expert, and with the help of psychologists and trainers he was able to get a 2.5 handicap (top 6%), but his back went out at 6k hours and he quit. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
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 a shark-infested golf course in Australia youtube.com/watch?v=mxdUG…
"Frisbee" is a trademarked name, and any organised frisbee-utilising sports (e.g. Ultimate, disc golf) legally can't use the word in their names en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
A driving range in Australia banned players from doing β€œHappy Gilmore” golf swings thegolfnewsnet.com/golfne…
In Australian states where the cane toad is common, some "sports" have developed, such as cane toad golf and cane toad cricket, where cane toads are used as balls abc.net.au/news/2005-04-1…
Today I learned about Young Tom Morris, a Scottish professional golfer. He is considered one of the pioneers of professional golf. He won four consecutive titles in the Open Championship, an unmatched feat, and did this by the age of 21. He died on Christmas Day, 1875, aged 24. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You…
The Wow! signal, discovered by volunteers, remains the strongest evidence of extraterrestrial communication. The "Big Ear" observatory was since dismantled to make room for a golf course expansion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohi…
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…
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…
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…
Indianapolis Motor Speedway's infield has a nine hole golf course. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
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…
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…
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…
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-…
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…
Arnold Palmer's father taught both Arnold Palmer and Mister Rogers how to play golf youtu.be/ICrvu2jJHLU
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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
Today I learned that there are two golf balls on the moon quipoquiz.com/question/th…
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…
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…
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…
Australia has the world’s longest golf course measuring more than 850 miles long telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
"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…
Samuel L Jackson has a clause in his contract to play golf whenever he isnt filming in movies. tvguide.com/news/samuel-l…
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_…
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…
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…
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…
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…

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