Tank: K.J. Choi, the first Korean-born golfer to earn a PGA tour card was a powerful weight lifter before he was a golfer. He could squat 350 pounds when he was 13 years old.
The Desert Fox: Johnny Millier earned his nickname after winning the Tuscan Open three years in a row. He won the Tuscan [...] [...more]
On the Tuesday before the Masters, previous champions get together for the Champions Dinner. The Champions Dinner was first suggested by Ben Hogan. He hosted the first dinner in 1952. The previous year’s winner gets to pick the menu and is responsible for paying the bill.
Happy Meals of the past:
1986 Bernard Langer – Weiner [...] [...more]
Abe Lemons won a bottle of Geritol at the Golf and Country Club tournament in Frederick, OK.
Ian Baker-Finch won a cow in the 1988 Bridgestone/Aso Open. He sold the cow back for $5000.
During World War II, golfers who played in Britain were asked to collect bomb and shell splinters to prevent causing damage to the [...] [...more]
The colder the ball gets, the less resilient the plastics inside and the harder the ball becomes. Cold balls = hard balls. Cold balls can cause driving distance to go down by as much as 30%. Warm (springy rubber balls) are better for long distance. A warm ball absorbs most of the impact, keeping the [...] [...more]
Paul “Zinger” Azinger always marks his ball with a penny, with the head facing up and Lincoln facing the hole.
Mark Wiebe marks his ball only with coins from the 1960s (because he wants to shoot in the 60s).
Fred Funk flips a coin on the green. If it is tails he uses it to mark his [...] [...more]