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Interesting facts about golf history you may not know

Golf is a subject with a long history in the world and interesting stories revolving around this aristocratic sport. Let us provide you with the interesting things about golf history you may not know.

The interesting facts in golf history

Golf is one of two sports played on the moon. In February 1971, astronaut Alan Shepard aboard the Apollo 14 landed on the moon. He hit a golf ball with 6 iron sticks and only hit one hand due to his bulky outfit. In 2006, Russian astronaut Mijail Tiurin became the first person on earth to perform a drive in space.

Tactu Golf Club located in Morococha – Peru is the highest golf course in the world at 14,335 feet (4.3km).

Previously, tee in golf did not have this concept, golfers often put small sand dunes high to serve as a tee. It was not until the 20s when the first tee was invented that it is widely used today.

A Film contract with the condition of golfing twice a week comes from Samuel Jackson, one of the most famous golf clubs in the world.

The 6-year-old boy scored Hole In One’s goal which was golfer Tiger Woods. However, Tiger Woods is not the youngest to record HIO, but that record belongs to the 5-year-old Littleton who scored Colorado’s Coby in 1975.

In addition to the HIO shot at the age of 6, Tiger Woods golfer achieved another 17 consecutive HIOs in golf.

It is thought that the St Andrew’s Course in Scotland is the oldest golf course in the world. But according to the Guinness Book of Records, the oldest golf course is the Musselburgh Link yard established in 1672. But a guest evidence indicates that Scottish female Mary has been golfing here since very early in 1567.

Augusta National Golf Club is one of the most famous golf courses in the world and must be closed for 3 years and must become a poultry farm to serve the resistance due to World War II.

The film Caddyshark features a lawn mower, dreaming of becoming a golf champion. He imagined himself winning and making a swing in a flower garden with a garden tool. Notably, this scene was adapted by legendary comedian Bill Murray.

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Hope from the above information partly helps passionate readers, golf lovers have a better view of interesting stories in the history of the development of the aristocratic sport.

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Tiger Woods warned of decreased enjoyment risk in golf’s distance debate

Tiger Woods has weighed into the space debate in golf and fears the sport could subsided enjoyable for amateurs and kids if equipment is modified.

Woods seemed divided with his opinions on the findings of the space Insight Project Report on Tuesday. At the end of the conversation, he concluded that further increases in golf’s average hitting distances would be undesirable and detrimental to its future.

Last week, Phil Mickelson also insisted that the increases of distance were more due to the reason that players became better athletes, instead of the equipment technology advances during his long professional career.

Woods conceded that player fitness was an element , but he admitted that golf courses were “running out of property” when trying to increase to accommodate the modern-day big-hitter, although he also warned of the necessity to stay the sport “enjoyable” at grass roots level.

“The game of golf is fluid, it’s moving, and therefore the ball is certainly going tons further now than the old balata days,” said Woods before this week’s Genesis Invitational at Riviera club, a rare tournament that he has never won.

“We want the game to abstract more participation. Having the more forgiving clubs and larger clubheads adds to the enjoyment of the sport. So there is a very delicate balancing act for where we’re trying to stay the sport at.

Woods believes bifurcation (different rules for professionals and amateurs) may be a possibility but added: “It’s certainly a discussion that’s on the table, whether we bifurcate or not, but it’s likely to be long after my playing days before we figure that out.”

Although the 15-time major champion also revealed that he has been approached to compete within the proposed Premier Golf League, he gave little away as being asked if he would plan to such a format.