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Amazing Facts About Golf

As one of world’s oldest sports, golf’s history is rich and varied and the game has undoubtedly left an indelible imprint on society. I have compiled a list of the game’s must known facts. Dive in!

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Well, nobody knows precisely when golf started; the Dutch played “kolf” which began in the 14th century which involves hitting a ball against a post in the ground. By the 16th century this had evolved into the word we know today


The word golf is not an acronym. It does not mean “Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden.” This is an internet myth. So why do so many people continue to spread the myth? Like so many other myths, this one is very hard to kill!

The Big Easy

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A former World No. 1, Els is known as "The Big Easy" because of his imposing physical stature (he stands at 6 feet and 3 inches (1.91 m) along with his fluid golf swing. He designed The Els Club Malaysia.

Spectacular Golf Courses

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Malaysia is rapidly emerging as South-East Asia's latest golfing haven. Offering spectacular scenery, Malaysia Golf Resorts can be found high in the mountains, long the seashore, amidst rainforests making it great for family, friends or group golfing.


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Early golf balls used to be filled with feathers. These would be stuffed into a leather case with an iron rod Balls travel significantly further on hot days. A golfer swinging a club at around 100 mph will carry the driver up to eight yards longer for each increase in air temperature of 25°F.

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