Golf Trivial Drivel

For whatever reason, it seems that golf takes a back seat to other sports when it comes to trivia. We never quite understood that. Some of our favorite sports trivia indeed comes from the honorable game of golf.

Even if a few of these questions are less than honorable, have a look and see how you fare.

Q: Where is the most dangerous place to play golf?

A: The Ocean Creek Golf Course in Beaufort, SC, where a 77-year old golfer had part of his arm bitten off by a 10-foot alligator.

The borrowed this one from the Associated Press. It happened in October of 2009. Fortunately for the golfer, his partners were able to rescue him from the gator, and the arm was also retrieved in the hopes that it could be reattached. We haven’t heard how the guy ultimately made out, but the gator was not so fortunate. It was killed at the scene.

Q: Where is the second most dangerous place to play golf?

A: Probably the Tactu Golf Club in Morococha, Peru. It is situated 14,335 feet above sea level, which makes it the highest golf course in the world. Looking for a ball in one of the course’s valleys could prove to be quite treacherous, since playing on Tactu’s links is the equivalent of teeing off halfway up the distance of Mount Everest.

Q: What happens when Donald Trump announces the building of a new golf course in Scotland?

A: Filmmakers chronicling complaints about it get arrested, and residents opposing Trump’s new course have their water supply cut off.

This little tidbit came to us via’s report, which indicated that Trump’s contractors turned off the water supplies of nearby residents (by mistake, according to a Trump spokesman). Of course, there are always two sides to every story, but we think it’s interesting that his reputation apparently caused quite a ruckus in the historic town of Aberdeenshire.

Q: Speaking of Scotland, why was the game of golf banned there from 1457-1502?

A: To ensure their countrymen wouldn’t waste time playing golf when they were supposed to be training for the military. reported this on their site, which also goes on to say that the ban was lifted when the Treaty of Glasgow was signed in 1502. The Scots Parliament didn’t just pick on golf, though. Soccer was banned during the same time period as well.

Q: Who said, “If you are saving a shot, that has to be worth taking your shirt and your trousers?”

A: Henrick Stenson, the Swedish PGA tour pro who stripped to his underwear to save bogey from a deep-mud lie at the 2009 CA Championship.

Afterwards, Stenson said he made the move “for the love of the game and the fans.”

Feel free to ask us your golf questions, and we will try to get it answered!

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Matt Stugmeyer November 25, 2010

Unique trivia, I like it. Hadn’t heard about Trump’s plans for a course in Scotland. Reminds me of Herb Kohler buying into St. Andrews. Damn Yankees.


Tommy Priest November 27, 2010

Thanks for your comment Matt. If you hear of any other trivia of interest (and original) – please let us know!


pierre j gauthier August 22, 2011

last thursdayt your announcer refered to one type of a long
putter may be “cheating”


Tommy Priest August 22, 2011

“Cheating” is too harsh a word. In fact, the rules stipulate than no other part of your body can touch the putter to stabilize or assist in the putt. That is why is surprises us that they have ever been allowed in professional tournaments (Bernhard Langer, Adam Scott…). Maybe we have it wrong – but that is our understanding. Any clarification is welcome!


M. St. Lawrence November 4, 2011

question…what was the “nickname” Bobby Locke called his putter?


Tommy Priest November 13, 2011

uhhh…..uhhhh… 🙂

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