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Golfer's Day
Arts & Entertainment
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When: April 10th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

If you know how to play golf then today is the day for you to make time for a nice round of golf.  If you don't know how to play golf, then today is a great time to head over the local driving range to practice, or set up a time to take lessons from clubhouse golf pro.  If your not ready for the actual game, watching a golf related movie might do the trick such as the classic "Caddyshack." Watching the pros play on television is another way to celebrate the day, especially by watching one of the games all time greats ( Tiger Woods ) play in a tournament.
 

Numbers

There are about 15,372 courses in the United States, 45 percent of the of the worlds total.

Description

The sport of golf has a long and storied history, going all the way back to its early middle age origins in Scotland. Eventually the sport was introduced and gain much popularity in the United States. A few golf clubs from New York in the 1880s make claim to be the oldest golf club in the U.S. and is still debated today...soon in 1910 there were 267 clubs and counting. Today the sport has a globally recognizable superstar in Tiger Woods, and his fame has helped to provide interest and inspiration to young aspiring golfers, especially ones that don't look like or fit the traditional mold of what golfers are preconceived to look like.  Golf is a rather expensive sport and has been mostly played by wealthier older white males, but that sense has been changing over the years and the sport is starting to break it's stigmatism's from the past.  Its a great relaxing, and mentally challenging sport, that should continue to capture the minds and frustrations of golfers around the world for years to come. 

Interesting Facts

  1. In 1903 a group of British expatriates started the first golf club in Kobe, Japan.
  2. Original golf balls were made out of wood.
  3. The official longest golf drive recorded is 515 yards.
  4. The first 18 hole golf course was made on a sheep farm.
  5. Thats a lot of balls. It has been reported that over 125K golf balls are hit into the water at the 17th hole of the Stadium Course at Sawgrass each year

Information

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  • April 10th
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