The most important shot in golf is the next one. ~ Ben Hogan
Golf Season is finally here! How’s your swing?
Whether you’re an expert at golf or just playing the game to network and build relationships-- Golf Season is an Exciting Time of the Year!
Americans spend $24 billion on golf each year.
So it appears that golf is a very popular sport. :*) But why? Is it the occasional sweet sound of that perfect shot, or those memorable moments when the golf ball defies gravity and lands just where it’s supposed to? Whatever the reason is I’ll be upfront and honest – I’m no Golf Guru. So instead of attempting to tell the many golf lovers out there, how they can improve their swing, I want to take a more exciting and fun approach. Here are some things I bet you didn’t know about golf!
Two revolutionary ideas that can help you improve your golf game
1. What golfer ended nine years of final-round frustration by winning the 1996 Memorial Tournament?
2. What golfer had played 87 straight Grand Slam tournaments until a shoulder injury forced him to miss the 1996 British Open?
3. What two golfers led the PGA in earnings three seasons each in the 1960s?
4. What's a scratch golfer's handicap?
5. What's does it mean when a golfer is entitled to tee off first?
6. What comic actor scored huge sales with his Bad Golf Made Easy instructional videos?
How did you do? Answers are at the bottom of the page.
"Why Can't You Just Take a PENALTY Shot Like EVERYONE Else?!"
I bet you didn’t know…
1. Balls travel significantly further on hot days. A golfer swinging a club at around 100 mph will carry the driver up to eight yards longer for each increase in air temperature of 25°F.
2. The longest golf course in the world is the par 77 International Golf Club in Massachusetts which measures a fearsome 8325 yards http://www.nullarborlinks.com/
3. The highest golf course in the world is the Tactu Golf Club in Morococha, Peru, which sits 14,335 feet above sea level at its lowest point. http://www.boliviafacts.net/la-paz-golf.html
4. 125,000 golf balls a year are hit into the water at the famous 17th hole of the Stadium Course at Sawgrass.
5. The youngest golfer to shoot a hole-in-one was Coby Orr, who was five years old at the time. It happened in Littleton, Colorado, in 1975.
6. 22.8% of golfers are women.
7. Golf was banned in Scotland from 1457 to 1502 to ensure citizens wouldn't waste time when preparing for an English invasion.
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