Fun facts about golf

Hopefully if you have taken a good look around our website at Golf Safari you’ll already be planning your next holiday at one of our feature resorts.

Just to get you in the mood we thought it’d be fun to unearth a few interesting facts about golf so feel free to read on and we hope you enjoy reading this blog.

Did you know?

  • The average golf ball contains anywhere between 330 – 500 dimples depending on the brand. If you get bored one day and have too much time on your hands, try counting the dimples on one of your golf balls, or better still, why not take our word for it?
  • Golf is the only sport to be played on the moon. Back in February 1971 astronaut Alan Shepard hit two golf balls with a six-iron whilst experimenting on the lunar surface. As you can imagine the balls didn’t exactly travel that far and Shepard had a heck of a time trying to get them back!
  • The word caddy is derived from the French word ‘cadet’ and this translates to ‘student’ in English.  As you know, caddies carry clubs but they can certainly learn a trick or two from professional golfers if they study their moves out on the course.
  • Former US president Woodrow Wilson was so passionate about golf he would often play a round or two in the snow – using black golf balls! The weather might have been frightful but the golf was delightful, or that’s what Wilson thought anyway.
  • What are the chances of you hitting a hole in one the next time you play golf? Can you imagine hitting two holes in one day though? Better still, can you imagine achieving this feat on the same round! That’s what Kassandra Komma did back in early 2013. She aced two shots during the same round on par-3 holes; quite rightly, she was over the moon with her performance on that day.

You might not hit two holes in one round at Kruger Park and there’s no way you’ll be playing in snowy conditions but one thing is for sure – you’ll have an amazing time at one of our golfing resorts!

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