Interesting golf facts
September 9, 2009 | In: Sport Facts
The longest put in history was measured at 140 feet and 2 3/4 inches on the 18th hole at St. Andrews golf course it was shot by Bob Cook on October 1, 1976.
The World’s Highest Golf Course is the Tactu Golf Club in Morococha, Peru, which sits 14,335 feet above sea level at its lowest point.
Tiger Woods was introduced to golf at nine months of age by his father.
The longest golf course in the world is the par 77 International Golf Club in Massachusetts which measures a fearsome 8325 yards.
22.8% of golfers are women.The word golf does not mean “Gentleman Only, Ladies Forbidden”.
In 1586 a woman played golf for the first time. The first woman-player was the queen of Scotland – Maria Stuart.
The youngest golfer to achieve a hole in one was Matthew Draper in 1997 at the age of 5.
The golf industry provides 2 million jobs in the U.S. and total wage income of $61 billion.Golf is a sport played by more than 28 million Americans.