In 1994 at the Vancouver Golf Club, a 77 year old player played a round of golf after presenting a rain check dated April 7, 1948.
The Guinness Book of Records records the longest drive on a regulation course is 515 yards by Michael Hoke Austin in 1974.
Approximately 1000 golf carts were in use in the 50's. This had grown to more than 120,000 in the mid-sixties. Today the number of golf carts in use are over 1,000,000.
The first American golf book was appropriately titled "Golf In America" and was published in 1895. James Lee was the author.
A golf ball without dimples will take off like an ordinary dimpled ball and travel approximately 60-80 yards but then drop quickly back to the ground.
It is hard to believe but in 1457 golf was outlawed in Scotland. The Parliament of the day felt that the time spent playing golf would be better spent in archery practice to help defend Scotland from the English..