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self It has been officially calculated that the chance of an average golfer making a hole-in-one is about


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Golf originated from a game played on the eastern coast of Scotland (in the Kingdom of Fife) during the 15th century. Players would hit a small rock around a course of rabbit runs and natural sand dunes using a stick or club. Golf’s status and popularity quickly spread throughout the 16th century when King Charles I popularized the game in England, and Mary Queen of Scots, who was French, introduced the game to France while studying there. The ancient game of golf has been entertaining, challenging, and frustrating the bajeebers out of us for centuries … so with that said, we thought these fun facts would be par for the course! w

“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening—and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.” –ARNOLD PALMER





12,500 to 1

The chance of two holes-in-one in a single round is approximately

67 million to 1 Tiger Woods was only 8 years old when he got his first hole-in-one. The four major events in professional golf are the British Open, the Masters, the U.S. Open, and the PGA Championship. The four events together are called the GRAND SLAM OF GOLF.

An estimated 125,000 golf balls are hit into the water at the 17th hole of the Stadium Course at Sawgrass each year.

The French word “Cadet” means “youngest child” and is where the word “Caddy” comes from. A golf ball will travel further on hot days because the air is less dense so it takes less velocity to travel. Only 20 percent of golfers have a handicap below 18; a golfer with a handicap of 18 is called a “Bogey Golfer.”

Golf balls used to be made from leather and chicken (or goose) feathers. One ball could cost anywhere between $10 and $20.

Only two sports have ever been played while on the moon and one is, you guessed it, golf! The other is the javelin throw. Some say it is called GOLF because all of the other fourletter words were taken!

Information gathered from and

Profile for Lake Norman Woman Magazine

Lake Norman Woman - August 2019  

Lake Norman Woman - August 2019