The Longest Match
The longest match ever recorded was between W.R. Chamberlain and George New on August 1, 1922. They met a a 9 hole course owned by Sir Ernest Wills and agreed to play every Thursday afternoon over the course.
This continued until News' died suddenly on January 13th, 1938. They kept a record of the matches detailing each round, including over two million recorded facts regarding wind direction and playing conditions.
They played 814 rounds and aggregated 86,397 strokes, of which Chamberlain took 44,008 and New 42,371. Their last round together was halved, an appropriate end to the longest match ever.
A Golfing Safari
Two Californian teenagers, Bob Aube and Phil Marrone played golf from San Francisco to Los Angeles, a trip of over 500 miles lasting 16 days and using over 1000 golf balls in the process. The first six days they played along the highway.
Two Club Game
In 1900 three members of a Hackensack golf club played a game of four-and-a-half hours over an extemporized course six miles long which stretched from Hackensack to Paterson. Despite rain, cornfields, and wide streams, one golfer took 304 strokes while the other two took 327 to complete the course. The players used only two clubs, the mashie and the cleek.
Two In a Row
In 1971, John Hudson, a 25-year-old professional, achieved a golf miracle when he holed two consecutive holes-in-one in the Martini Tournament at Norwich. They were at the 11th and 12th holes (195 yards and 311 yards respectively) in the second round.
Four On One
In less than two hours play in the second round of the 1989 US Open played at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York, Doug Weaver, Mark Wiebe, Jerry Pate and Nick Price each holed the 167 yards 6th hole in one. The odds against four professionals achieving such a record in a field of 156 are reckoned at 332,000 to 1.
878 Jamie Anderson, competing in the Open Championship at Prestwick, England scored an ace on the 17th hole. Anderson was playing the next to last hole, and though it seemed then that he was winning easily, it turned out afterwards that if he had not taken this hole in one stroke he would very likely have lost. Anderson was just about to make his tee shot when Andy Stuart (winner of the first Irish Open Championship in 1892), who was acting as marker to Anderson, remarked he was standing outside the teeing ground, and that if he played the stroke from there he would be disqualified. Anderson picked up his ball and teed it in a proper place. then he holed-in-one. He won the Championship by one stroke.