This game is one of the oldest sports. In the history of golf, you can find many interesting facts. Already intrigued? Read on!
1. Reserve banknotes for $ 100!
In one of the most expensive golf clubs in Las Vegas, the cost of one round of 18 holes is 500 bucks.
2. Walking in the field
For those who love golf, interesting facts play an important role. If you are one of these people, remember that the distance from the 1st to the 18th hole is 6.5 km.
3. Golf – businessman fetish
If you believe the statistics, every tenth major transaction is signed during the game of golf. Some entrepreneurs like to play golf, discussing details of the contract, and then signing documents.
4. The legendary blow
World record: in 1976 a golfer named Bob Cook swung his stick and scored the ball into the hole from a distance of 42.75 meters. This result has not yet been surpassed by anyone.
5. Pits, pits, fossae
Every fan of golf knows that on the surface of the real ball there are exactly 336 holes.
6. Dress warmly
Every year in northern Canada, a festival is held, one of the mandatory stages of which is playing on the ice layer. On the street, there is a strong frost, and players beat on the glowing fluorescent balls.
7. Oh, this Johnny!
A world-famous golfer Johnny Carson loved to arrange competitions with invited celebrities on his own field.
8. Golf was born 260 years ago
This game appeared more than 600 years ago, but the official rules of the game of golf were approved only in 1754.
9. A real fan!
A golf fan named Richard Lewis played 11,000 holes in one year. In Irving, Texas, there was not a single hole in which Richard did not roll the ball.
10. Fastest Round
This record was put by the famous player Alice Miller. He managed to walk 18 holes in just 86 minutes and 44 seconds. The achievement was recorded in 1997, and since then no one could even come close to this record.
11. How to be without ty? Yes, easily!
Podstavochki for balls appeared less than a hundred years ago. Before this, golfers with their own hands were making small piles of sand.
12. Vall in a Hole of Water
According to statistics, every month about 10 thousand golf balls fall into the natural reservoirs.
14. Golf – everywhere, and even at sea
Many elite liners have golf courses. Of course, quite often the balls fly out of the ship. In order to protect the environment from pollution, one German company developed balls made from fish food. Have a nice appetite for the inhabitants of the water world!
15. At random or for sure?
In 1957 Doug Ford declared that he was confident of his victory and called the exact score – 283. The result of the tournament exactly coincided with the prediction.
16. Old technology for the production of balls
Until 1850, golf balls were made of leather and stuffed with feathers.
Each sixth manager, engaged in the promotion of goods, lends itself to his potential buyer so that he wanted to conclude a deal with him.
18. The Super-Golfer
The average speed of hitting the golf ball is 40 meters per second, which is 140 kilometres per hour. A golfer named Tiger Woods broke all records. When he hits the ball, the speed reaches 55 m/s, or 200 km / h.
19. Kangaroo is not a hindrance to the game
The statute of one of the golf clubs in Australia says that if the ball gets into kangaroos, it will not be considered a hindrance.
20. Golf in space
Astronaut Alan Shepard became the first person to hit a golf club outside the Earth. He landed on the moon and did it! Due to weak gravity, the ball soared very high and covered a distance of several kilometres.