Golf, one of the world’s most popular sports, is enjoyed by millions of people each year. Here are a few things you might not know about the sport:
• The first 18-hole golf course opened in Downer’s Grove, Illinois, in 1892 on a sheep farm. The course is still open today, but it has been downsized to 9 holes.
• Only two sports have been played on the moon: golf and javelin. On February 6, 1967, Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. took a swing with a six-iron on the moon, which sent the ball flying through the low-gravity atmosphere.
• According to health and fitness experts, a 190-pound golfer will burn an average of 430 calories per hour while playing the sport (this is assuming the person is walking, not driving around the course).
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