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 worlds, but some other could say that it’s just an opinion. The truth is here are some actual golf facts for you.
Some golf facts that you might not know
- Although it seems a lie only 22.8% of golfers are women. Something terrible!
- 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”.
- Golf was banned in Scotland from 1457 to 1502 to ensure citizens wouldn’t waste time when preparing for an English invasion
- 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.
- The French word “Cadet” (cad-DAY) means “youngest child” and is where the word “Caddy” comes from.
- 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.
- 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.
- Only two sports have ever been played while on the moon. One is golf and the other is the javelin throw.
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.