Did you know these fun facts about golf?

We are starting September and we would like to talk about some fun Golf facts that maybe you didn’t know. Some people could think that Golf is the greatest game in the world, but some other could say that it’s just an opinion. Today at Slazenger Heritage, one of the oldest sporting clothing brand, we want to teach you some fun facts about golf.

Some fun facts about golf that you might not know

  1. Although it seems a lie only 22.8% of golfers are women. Something terrible!
  2. Following the same path, the word golf does not mean “Gentleman Only, Ladies Forbidden”. This is an internet myth. It is thought the word golf comes from the Dutch word “kolf” or “kolve”, meaning “club”. Historians believe this was passed on to the Scottish, whose own dialect changed this to “golve,” “gowl” or “gouf”.
  3. Golf was banned in Scotland from 1457 to 1502 to ensure citizens wouldn’t waste time when preparing for an English invasion, the government believed it interfered with military training.
  4. Golf Was Invented in Scotland, the same people who banned golf were also the ones who created the sport. But no one knows for sure who invented golf. Although modern golf traces back to 15th-century Scotland, the sport’s ancient roots are heavily debated between different ancient civilizations.
  5. A really curious fact that every golfer should take into account is that agolf ball will travel further on hot days, because the air is less dense, so it takes less velocity to travel.
  6. The French word “Cadet” (cad-DAY) means “youngest child” and is where the word “Caddy” comes from.
  7. Golf balls used to be made from leather and chicken or goose feathers and one ball would cost $10-20, they were used until 1848. Tightly-packed feathers made balls that flew the farthest.
  8. The driver swing speed of an average lady golfer is 62mph; 96mph for an average LPGA professional; 84mph for an average male golfer; 108mph for an average PGA Tour player; 130mph for Tiger Woods; 148-152mph for a national long drive champion.
  9. Only two sports have ever been played while on the moon. One is golf and the other is the javelin throw.
  10. Over 125 thousand golf balls are hit into the water at the 17th hole of Sawgrass’s Stadium Course. One of the most iconic courses in the golf world is the Sawgrass Stadium Course. Most especially the 17th hole.
  11. Before golf tees, players would shape mounds of sand and place the golf ball on top. Tees were finally popularized in the 1920s.
  12. The Tactu Golf Club in Peru stands as the highest golf course in the world. Found in the mountains of Morococha, Peru, the Tactu Golf Club’s lowest point towers 14,335 ft over sea level. This golf course has ranked as the highest golf course in the world since the year 1993.
  13. After, Golf Balls Were (Maybe) Wooden. Many people believe it’s because wooden balls were standard for other games, especially stick-and-ball games.

Slazenger Legend Golfers

From Slazenger we have been very fortunate to count among our golfers as legends like Tom Watson or Jack Nicklaus, without forgetting the great Seve Ballesteros. That’s why we launched these merino wool jumpers to commemorate our legends and feel that we truly wear a legend.

tom watson jumper

jack nickalus golf jumper

golf jumper inspired by golf legend seve ballesteros

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