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Golf Facts

  • The four major events in professional golf are the British Open, the Masters, the U.S. Open, and the PGA Championship. The four events form what is known as the Grand Slam of golf. No player has ever won all four majors in the same year.
  • The four major's in women's professional golf are the U.S. Open, the Women's British Open, the LPGA championship, and the Nabisco Championship. The four events form what is known as the Women's Grand Slam of golf. No player has ever won all four events in the same year.
  • The Ryder Cup is the most prestigious team golf event. It is played every two years between a team of European golfers and a team of American golfers.
  • Tiger Woods won the 1997 Masters Tournament when he was 21 years old with a score of 270. He was the first person of color to win the tournament since it was played in 1934. Jack Nicklaus has won the Masters tournament six times—more than anyone else.
  • Kathy Whitworth has won 88 professional tournaments during her amazing career—more than any other male or female golfer in history.
  • The World's Longest Golf Course is the International Golf Club in Massachusetts, a par 77,  8325-yards.
  • The first golf balls used in are believed to have been made out of wood.
  • The Longest Hole in the World is the 7th hole (par 7) of the Sano Course at the Satsuki Golf Club in Japan.  It measures a long 909 yards.
  • The World's Largest Bunker is Hell's Half Acre on the 585-yard 7th hole of the Pine Valley Course in New Jersey.
  • Golf clubs have a long history. One of the earliest known references to the sport dates back to 1457, when King James II of Scotland banned the practice of golf.
  • Up until the mid 19th century, golf balls were typically made of feathers. The feathers had to be boiled to make them soft and they were then stuffed into a leather pouch, which was subsequently sewn up into a ball shape.
  • During the 1932 Walker Cup, golfer Leonard Crawley accidentally hit his ball in the wrong direction and it ended up hitting and denting the Walker Cup trophy.