When is National Golf Lovers Day?
October 4th is National Golf Lovers Day.
What is National Golf Lovers Day?
Awaiting you on the green is good company, Arnold Palmers, and the satisfying rattle when the ball rolls into the cup. National Golf Lovers Day celebrates this classic sport of precision, determination, and leisure.
Golf may be a Scottish invention of the fifteenth century, but the Scottish claim has competitors. J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy tale The Hobbit reports golf as being invented when a hobbit knocked the head off a goblin king in battle. The head sailed 100 yards and rolled into a hole.
To be fair, the Scottish origin story does seem more likely.
Don’t waste a sunny day, especially not on National Golf Lovers Day. Hit the green, and hit a few birdies before lunch. You’ll be glad you did.
Fun facts about National Golf Lovers Day!
- Astronaut Alan Shepard hit a few golf balls on the moon.
- The longest hole-in-one was a 427-yard drive on the 16th hole of the Lake Hefner course, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
- The word “caddy” comes from a French word (“caday”) that means youngest child.
- Before golf tees became popular in the 1920s, golfers used to build small sand piles and top them with golf balls.
- A birdie is 1 shot under par on a hole, an eagle is 2 shots under par, and a double eagle (or albatross) is a whopping 3 shots under par.
How to celebrate National Golf Lovers Day:
Head to the links with your friends and play a round. Stay hydrated out there.
What’s the hashtag for National Golf Lovers Day?
Use #NationalGolfLoversDay on social media to share your plans for the day.