Golf Sports Oddities and Trivia

Some random facts and trivia about the sport golf.



In the 1949 British Open, Harry Bradshaw drove a ball into a beer bottle, breaking off the neck and shoulder. Deciding to play it where it lay rather than risk taking a penalty, he smashed the bottle with his club and sent the ball about 30 ft.

Henry George "Dads" Miller of Anaheim, Calif., shot a 99 on a 5,734-yd. municipal course. Miller was 100 years old at the time; he broke his age by one stroke. Dads, who did not play golf seriously until he was 67, shot an 82 at the age of 95.

On the 13th hole at the 1938 PGA tournament, Jimmy Hines's chip shot hit opponent Sam Snead's ball, sending both into the cup. A birdie two was awarded to both players, who were tied at that point. Snead wound up beating Hines by one stroke.

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