Tee up and get excited for October 4th – National Golf Lover’s Day! NGLD provides an opportunity for golf enthusiasts to reflect on the season they’ve had and enjoy one more game before the weather starts to turn. National Golf Lover’s Day is always celebrated on October 4th, but National Golf Day – a charity event held by the PGA has a date change each year.
The origins of golf are not clear and are often debated. Most historians agree that the modern game of golf began in Scotland during the Middle Ages. The ball didn’t start rolling internationally until the late 19th century. In the United States, the game of golf started expanding rapidly during the roaring 20s and by 1932 there was over 1000 USGA affiliated golf clubs; today, there are over 10,600.
Here are some fun facts about the beloved game of golf to help you celebrate National Golf Lovers Day:
The average golfer has a 12,500 to 1 chance of making a hole-in-one. The chance of making two hole-in-ones in a single game is 1 in 67 million.
Golf balls were originally made of feathers and leather. Manufacturers would wet the feathers and wrap them around the leather to help the feathers dry in a rounded shape. Since the feather ball didn’t hold up so well, golf balls switched to a wooden design before taking their modern-day form in the 20th century.
While men’s golf has been a staple for hundreds of years, the first round of women’s golf wasn’t played until 1811. After the first round was played in Musselburgh, Scotland, women formed together to form the first ever women’s golf club in 1867.
The longest putt was about 375 feet.
In 2022, more than 25.6 million Americans played a round of golf on a golf course and another 15.5 million participated in off-course activities like Topgolf.
The CDC estimates that the average person in the U.S. have a million to 1 chance of being struck by lightning, but for golfers the odds jump to 250,000 to 1.
Golf courses have long been loved for their beautiful green courses and well-maintained landscaping. But this polished look may come at a cost. Roundup weedkiller has been used for decades to kill unwanted weeds and plants in home gardens, plant nurseries, parks, farms, and golf courses. Unfortunately, glyphosate-based herbicides, like Roundup, have been linked to severe health issues, including cancer.
With its prevalence in home gardening and agriculture, if you or a loved one has used Roundup weed killer and are now experiencing health problems such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or other blood cancers, you may have a potential claim. Help starts here. Fill out a free case evaluation or call our office today.