Golf Facts

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Facts That Will Help You

Fact 1

For most golfers, the only difference between a one-dollar ball and a three-dollar ball – is two dollars.

Fact 2

A perfectly straight golf shot with a big club is a fluke.

Fact 3

Golf is not, and never has been, a fair game.

Fact 4

Golfers who claim they never cheat also lie.

Fact 5

The mind messes up more shots than the body.

Fact 6

Most people play a fair game of golf – if you watch them.

Fact 7

The only thing constant about golf is its inconstancy.

Fact 8

Everyone replaces his divot after a perfect approach shot.

Fact 9

A tap-in is the larval stage of a hop-out.

Fact 10

You really only need four clubs to hit every bad shot in golf.

Fact 11

No putt ever got longer as the result of a ball being marked.

Fact 12

Golf is a game of misses. The guy who misses the best is going to win.

Fact 13

The Mulligan was invented by an Irishman who wanted to hit one more twenty yard grounder.

Fact 14

A tap-in is a putt that is short enough to be missed one-handed.

Fact 15

Many shots are spoiled at the last instant by efforts to add a few more yards.

Fact 16

Progress in golf consists of two steps forward and 26.6 miles backward.

Fact 17

When you look up and cause an awful shot, you will always look down again at exactly the moment when you ought to start watching the ball if you ever want to see it again.

Fact 18

Any change works for a maximum of three holes and a minimum of not at all.

Fact 19

No matter how badly you are playing, it is always possible to play worse.

Fact 20

The less skilled the player, the more likely he is to share his ideas about the golf swing.

Fact 21

The less intelligent the player, the more certain he is to offer insights into the mental side of the game.

Fact 22

The higher a golfer’s handicap, the more qualified he deems himself as an instructor.

Fact 23

Counting on your opponent to inform you when he breaks a rule is like expecting him to make fun of his own haircut.

Fact 24

Taking more than two putts to get down on a lightning-fast, steeply sloped green is no embarrassment unless you had to hit a wedge between the putts.

Fact 25

The shortest distance between any two points on a golf course is a straight line that passes directly through the center of a very large tree.

Fact 26

There are two kinds of bounces: unfair bounces, and just the way you meant to play it bounce.

Fact 27

You can hit a two-acre fairway 10% of the time, and a two-inch branch 90% of the time.

Fact 28

99.99% of all matter is empty space, but that last .01% will stop a golf ball dead.

Fact 29

If your ball disappears in the fairway of a blind hole, it’s probably because it rolled into an anti-divot and vaporized.

Fact 30

It’s a simple matter to keep your ball in the fairway if you’re not too choosy about which fairway.

Fact 31

The frequency with which balls are lost increases as the available supply decreases.

Fact 32

A ball you can see in the rough from 50 yards away is not yours.

Fact 33

If there is a ball in the fringe and a ball in the bunker, your ball is in the bunker.

Fact 34

If both balls are in the bunker, yours is in the footprint.

Fact 35

The 25 footers that you made in the store before you bought that new putter are the last you will ever make.