April 10th is golfer’s day. Golf is one of the oldest sports in history. The modern version of the sport was invented in 1457 in Scotland.
I used to play golf back in college. I was pretty good at it too. I got into golf because it was a sport I could practice without having a massive asthma attack. Gym was obligatory due to a government pushing for its people to get healthier. There was even a paraplegic in our class. His job was to observe our progress and report any issues to the teacher. It’s pretty ridiculous that even he couldn’t get an exemption from gym class.
Our gym teacher was an amazing golfer and turned most of us into professional players. I learned so much from her. I never thought in a million years that I would have enjoyed gym class, but she made the impossible happen.
The problem with golf is that it is an expensive sport to take up. I ended up giving it up after college and haven’t touched it since. Doesn’t mean I don’t keep some great souvenirs from that time.
I remember the first time I played mini-golf with my family after learning to golf. I sent the ball flying outside the mini-pot lot over the road and into the commercial land on the other side!
Did you know?
- Golf is the only sport to date that has been played on the moon.
- The first round of women’s golf was playing in 1811 in Scotland.
- The average golfer has a 12,500 to 1 chance of making a hole-in-one. The chance of making 2 hole-in-one is 67 million to 1!
- Golf balls used to be made of feathers.
If you are a golf lover, I hope you get to play today. I wish you all a happy golfer’s day!