9 Weird and Wonderful Facts About Golf

22 Jun 2022

This month St Andrews holds the most prestige and famous golf tournament, The Open. The golf tournament which will be held in the home of golf on 14th- 17th of July is celebrating its 150th Year. Here at Stagecoach, we have put together some weird and wonderful facts about golf to get you into the swing of things!

  1. Did you know the term “Caddie” originated from Mary Queen of Scots when she travelled to France and her French military aides were known as cadets.


  2. The first reference to golf at its now recognised historic hometown of St Andrews was in 1552.


  3. The first-ever 18-hole course was constructed at St Andrews in 1764. King William IV gave the club the title ‘Royal & Ancient’ in 1834.


  4. Tiger Woods made his first hole-in-one at eight Years, but one fact that’s for sure is he’s an amazing golfer. Tiger Woods took an interest in golf at six months old with his Dad starting to teach him at two years old.


  5. There’s a 12,500 to 1 Chance of Making a Hole-in-One.


  6. Golf was banned by the Scots Parliament of James because it had interfered with military training for the wars against the English.


  7. A golf ball is more likely to go further in the summer than in the winter.


  8. Samuel L Jackson has a clause in all his movie contracts that allows him to play golf twice a week during filming.


  9. In 1971 an astronaut named Alan Shepard swung a one-handed shot with his six-iron, with all the pressure his suit could carry.