As our name implies, we are NUTs about golf balls and the wonderful game of golf in general. One of the coolest parts about our job is getting to visit so many golf courses across the country. Even better than that, is getting to meet all of the amazing people that make up the golf industry. From groundskeepers, to caddies, to country club workers, and golf pros themselves, we have had the privilege of working with the best in the business. After a long day of collecting used golf balls, we often find ourselves sharing a drink with some of these folks and talking about the sport we all love.
That got us thinking about some of the little-known facts about golf. Maybe you can use a few of these the next time you find yourself caught up in a game of golf trivia:
1. Only 20% of golfers can break the score of 90 on the course. (including GolfBallNut staff 😊)
2. The chances of making two holes in ones in the same round is one in 67 million!
3. 125,000 golf balls are hit into the water on the famous #17 island green hole at TPC Sawgrass each year. (We most likely have found a few of these over the last 2 decades)
4. The rarest score of all (the condor) is when a golfer makes a hole in one on a par 5. This score is so unique, it has only been recorded 4 times!
5. Golf is one of two sports played on the moon. The other being a javelin throw.
6. The longest putt verified by the Guinness Book of World Records is 395 feet.
7. If you choose to walk for 18 holes, you will walk roughly 4 miles and burn around 2,000 calories!
8. The ideal golf ball has between 380 and 460 dimples. (The GolfBallNut sorting team can actually identify a used golf ball by feeling the dimple patterns in their hand)
9. The longest hole in the world a 964-yard par 7 located in Sano, Japan.
10. A study done in 2015 found that there are 34,011 golf courses in the world
Hopefully you find some of these golf facts interesting and maybe reading this even gives you the itch to head out to your local course. Just remember to stock up on your favorite brand of golf balls right here at GolfBallNut.com where you can save up to 70% on premium used golf balls.