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Interesting facts about golf you probably didn’t know (to be continued)

After an afternoon wandering to pick up the ball on the training ground, Alegolf collected a basket of “truths” about golf. Maybe golfer has heard most of the interesting statistics below but may find the forgotten things. The lost information when recovered brings an interesting feeling like setting a field for our comrades and discovering that the whole group is always enjoying our preferential treatment.

  • Caddy in golf comes from “le Cadet” in French meaning “the youngest child in the family”
    In the year 1914 during World War I, caddy had become so arrogant that the British experimented with dogs as bat bearers. (The picture was not taken at WWI but the reader can imagine how a dog is a caddy)
  • The golf ball will go further on hot days because the air is then less dense, making the ball less friction.
    In terms of distance, the farthest drive was taken by Anglo-American golfer Michael Hoke Austin when he scored a record 471m (515 yards).
  • In the beginning, golf balls were made of wood, of course their durability was not high.
    Sometimes, golf balls were made of leather and feathers or goose feathers and sold for 10 to 20 dollars.
  • The ball is cheaper and the first day golfer is rich. There are 125,000 golf balls being beaten into the water at the 17th hole of Sawgrass Stadium every year.
  • Female golfer Kassandra Komma from Oakland University has a record of scoring 2 holes in one in a match in the first 9 holes. Both are listed in par3, the 3rd hole with a distance of 162m and the 7th with a distance of 99m.