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10 Fun Facts About Golf You Probably Didn’t Know

  1. The youngest and oldest golfers ever to win the Masters Tournament are the same person! In 1963 and at age 23, Jack Nicklaus became the youngest golfer to win the Masters. He became the tournament’s oldest winner when he won it for the sixth time in 1986 at age 46.
  2. An American named Ab Smith coined the term “birdie” in 1899. Thrilled with his performance, he said it was a “bird of a shot.”
  3. Golf balls travel significantly farther in hot weather. The warmer the ball is, the more resilient the rubber becomes. A warmer golf ball has more elasticity, which causes the ball to leave the club with more force.
  4. With the notable exception of time-based racing games, golf is the only professionally played sport in which the lowest score wins.
  5. The longest ever pro golf drive was made in 1974 by Mike Austin. It traveled a monstrous 515 yards!
  6. Similarly, the longest putt ever was a whopping 125 yards. Fergus Muir sank that one in 2001 on the Eden Course in Scotland.
  7. A regulation golf ball has 336 dimples.
  8. The youngest golfer to ever sink a hole-in-one was from right here in Littleton, Colorado. His name is Coby Orr and he made the historic shot in 1975 at only five years old.
  9. The word “golf” does NOT stand for “gentlemen only, ladies forbidden.” That is an internet myth. In fact, about 23% of professional golfers are female.
  10. Golf is very good exercise. A 175-pound man can burn 460 calories if he carries his clubs during an hour of play. On a nine-hole course, he can end up walking almost 2.5 miles.

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The GolfDay Mobile App for Today’s Discriminating Golfer

Are you looking to test your skills at a more challenging golf course? Then you need to find out where they are. The GolfDay mobile app will help get you there.

You can book your tee times from within the app, get the golf course details, directions, and local course weather.

You can find  the GolfDay mobile golf app on both the iTunes Store and on Google Play. You can also get more detailed information about all the GolfDay offerings by visiting golfday.us

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GolfDay NJ

Looking for the most accurate Golf Course Information in NJ? You most definitely need GolfDay NJ!

Find golf course names and addresses, book tee times, get directions, get local course weather and links to the course websites to name only a few.

You can find GolfDay NJ and GolfDay (for other states) on both the iTunes Store and on Google Play. You can also get more detailed information about all the GolfDay offerings by visiting golfday.us

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