Golf is a recreational and competitive sport where players hit a golf ball into a hole with a club in as few strokes as possible. Originating in Scotland, the first major golf tournament began in 1860. Golf is played by individuals who compete on a course of either 9 or 18 holes and professionally over the span of multiple days. Players utilize various clubs to tee off from a tee box, and aim towards the fairway or putting green where a putter is then used to direct the ball into the hole cup. With a diverse variety of equipment and locations, golf is an incredibly versatile sport.

When was golf invented?

Golf dates to the period between 960 to 1279 in China during the Song Dynasty era, but in today's game, it's been traced to 1457 in Scotland when players used feather-stuffed balls and club-shaped tree branches to play golf at that time.

What is a birdie in golf?

Birdie is a golf term that originated in the United States and means a score of a 1-under par score on any single golf hole by a golfer. Meaning getting a birdie is a very good score, and the only score better is an Ace (Hole-in-One).

How many clubs are in a golf bag?

The most clubs you can have in a bag are 14, but in standard cases, average golfers carry 12 clubs while professional golfers carry 13 or 14 clubs. According to the USGA (United States Golf Association), the combination of clubs can vary in woods, irons, and wedges.


Golf Guides
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5’6" | 1.68 m
October 9, 1970
Annika Sörenstam
168.000
1970.00
3400
3D
Annika Sörenstam
5’10" | 1.78 m
September 10, 1929
Arnold Palmer
178.000
1929.00
108000
3D
Arnold Palmer
5’8.5” | 1.74 m
August 13, 1912
Ben Hogan
174.000
1912.00
28000
3D
Ben Hogan
6’0” | 1.83 m
May 3, 1990
Brooks Koepka
183.000
1990.00
227000
3D
Brooks Koepka
6’4” | 1.93 m
June 22, 1984
Dustin Johnson
193.000
1984.00
70000
3D
Dustin Johnson
1.68” | 42.67 mm (Diameter)
1.62 oz | 45.93 g
Golf Ball
4.267
0.046
19000
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Golf BallPerspective view of a 3D model of a Golf BallPerspective view of a 3D model of a Golf Ball
4.25” | 108 mm (Diameter)
4”-6” | 101.6-152.4 mm
4 lb | 1.81 kg (Flagstick)
Golf Hole
10.800
15.240
1.810
2500
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3D
Golf HoleView of a Golf Hole (Golf Cup) in 3D available for downloadView of a Golf Hole (Golf Cup) in 3D available for download
6’0” | 1.83 m
February 10, 1955
Greg Norman
183.000
1955.00
39000
3D
Greg Norman
5’6" | 1.68 m
July 12, 1988
Inbee Park
168.000
1988.00
5000
3D
Inbee Park
5’10" | 1.78 m
January 21, 1940
Jack Nicklaus
178.000
1940.00
70000
3D
Jack Nicklaus
6’1” | 1.85 m
July 27, 1993
Jordan Spieth
185.000
1993.00
130000
3D
Jordan Spieth
5’7” | 1.70 m
June 24, 1960
Juli Inkster
170.000
1960.00
3100
3D
Juli Inkster
6’3” | 1.91 m
July 30, 1980
Justin Rose
191.000
1980.00
71000
3D
Justin Rose
5’10" | 1.78 m
October 5, 1963
Laura Davies
178.000
1963.00
7600
3D
Laura Davies
5’6" | 1.68 m
November 15, 1981
Lorena Ochoa
168.000
1981.00
6900
3D
Lorena Ochoa
5’6" | 1.68 m
September 28, 1977
Pak Se-ri
168.000
1977.00
1000
3D
Pak Se-ri
6’3” | 1.91 m
June 16, 1970
Phil Mickelson
191.000
1970.00
121000
3D
Phil Mickelson
5’9” | 1.75 m
May 4, 1989
Rory McIlroy
175.000
1989.00
268000
3D
Rory McIlroy
6’1” | 1.85 m
December 30, 1975
Tiger Woods
185.000
1975.00
1890000
3D
Tiger Woods
5’9" | 1.75 m
September 4, 1949
Tom Watson
175.000
1949.00
102000
3D
Tom Watson
Tom Watson
Group of scaled height illustrations of various golfers compared to Tom Watson

Tom Watson is an American professional golfer. Tom Watson turned professional in 1971 at the age of 22. Tom Watson was one of the leading players in the sport between the 1970s and 1980s and is viewed as one of the greatest players of all time. He won 8 major championships and was the number 1 player in the world according McCormack’s World Golf Ranking from 1978 to 1982. Tom Watson is known for the longevity of his career as he continued his career at the age of 60. Watson is known for his putting and chipping abilities. He is also the author of various golf books.

Tom Watson has a height of 5’9" (1.75 m).

Collection of drawings of Tom Watson measured with overall height
Tom Watson is an American professional golfer. Tom Watson turned professional in 1971 at the age of 22. Tom Watson was one of the leading players in the sport between the 1970s and 1980s and is viewed as one of the greatest players of all time. He won 8 major championships and has authored books.

Tom Watson has a height of 5’9" (1.75 m).

Collection of drawings of Tom Watson measured with overall height
Tom Watson
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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 1971—

Birthday
September 4, 1949

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Tom Watson standing, stance, swinging

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Arnold Palmer
Set of scaled height illustrations of various golfers compared to Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer was an American professional golfer. Arnold Palmer turned professional in 1954 and his career spanned more than 6 decades. Arnold Palmer is considered one of the greatest and most charismatic players in the history of golf. He was nicknamed “The King,” and was one of the first popular athletes that emerged from the sport. Arnold Palmer helped transform golfing from an elite hobby into a popular sport in which the everyone could participate in. He was a part of “The Big Three” along with Jack Nicklaus, and Gary Player in the 1960s. Arnold Palmer passed away on September 25, 2016.

Arnold Palmer has a height of 5’10" (1.78 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Arnold Palmer in golf poses measured with overall height
Arnold Palmer was an American professional golfer. Arnold Palmer turned professional in 1954 and his career spanned more than 6 decades. Arnold Palmer is considered one of the greatest and most charismatic players in the history of golf. He was nicknamed “The King.”

Arnold Palmer has a height of 5’10" (1.78 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Arnold Palmer in golf poses measured with overall height
Arnold Palmer
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Death: September 25, 2016
Nationality: United States

Years Active: 1954-2006

Birthday
September 10, 1929

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Arnold Palmer standing, stance, swinging

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Golf Ball
Scaled comparison drawings of the Golf Ball and other sports balls

The Golf Ball is the type of ball that is used to play golf. The golf ball should be able to perform within specific velocity, distance, and symmetry limits. The specifications of the golf ball are controlled by The Royal & Ancient Gulf Club of St. Andrews and the United States Golf Association.

A golf ball should be spherically with about 300 to 500 dimples that help increase their velocity while in play. Golf balls are traditionally white, while some have become available in other colors.

Golf Balls have a diameter of 1.68” (42.67 mm) and circumference of 5.28” (134.05 mm). The mass of a Golf Ball is 1.62 oz (45.93 g).

Measured illustration of a Golf Ball dimensioned with overall diameter and circumference
The Golf Ball is the type of ball that is used to play golf. The golf ball should be able to perform within specific velocity, distance, and symmetry limits. The specifications of the golf ball are controlled by The Royal & Ancient Gulf Club of St. Andrews and the United States Golf Association.

Golf Balls have a diameter of 1.68” (42.67 mm) and circumference of 5.28” (134.05 mm). The mass of a Golf Ball is 1.62 oz (45.93 g).

Measured illustration of a Golf Ball dimensioned with overall diameter and circumference
Golf Ball
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1.68” | 42.67 mm (Diameter)
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1.62 oz | 45.93 g
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Circumference: 5.28” | 134.05 mm

Materials: Rubber core; surlyn cover
Surface: 300-500 dimples

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Golf Ball Elevations (various)

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Brooks Koepka
Set of scaled height illustrations of various golfers compared to Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka is an American professional golfer. Brooks Koepka started playing golf at the age of 10 and turned professional in 2012. He ranked number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking after winning the 2018 CJ cup. Brooks Koepka won the U.S. Open in 2017 and 2018 as well as the PGA Championship in 2018 and 2019, making him the first golfer to hold back to back titles in 2 majors at the same time. Brooks Koepka is known for practicing the same thing over and over. When practicing, he keeps his sessions always the same with the main goal of creating a repeatable swing.

Brooks Koepka has a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Brooks Koepka in golf poses measured with overall height
Brooks Koepka is an American professional golfer. Brooks Koepka started playing golf at the age of 10 and turned professional in 2012. He ranked number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking after winning the 2018 CJ cup. Koepka is known for practicing the same thing over and over.

Brooks Koepka has a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Brooks Koepka in golf poses measured with overall height
Brooks Koepka
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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 2012—

Birthday
May 3, 1990

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Brooks Koepka standing, stance, swinging

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Jordan Spieth
Group of scaled height illustrations of various golfers compared to Jordan Spieth

Jordan Alexander Spieth is an American professional golfer. He was introduced to the sport at the age of 4 and played golf regularly at the age of 10. Jordan Spieth turned professional in 2012. He is a 3-time major winner, has tied the 72-hole record that was set by Tiger Woods in 1997, and is the second youngest golfer to win the Masters. Jordan Spieth is the youngest U.S. Open championship winner since the 1923, when it was set by Bobby Jones. Jordan Spieth has a great putting technique and his golfing technique has been described as natural and instinctive.

Jordan Spieth has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Collection of drawings of Jordan Spieth measured with overall height
Jordan Alexander Spieth is an American professional golfer. He was introduced to the sport at the age of 4 and played golf regularly at the age of 10. Jordan Spieth turned professional in 2012. He is a 3-time major winner and has tied the 72-hole record that was set by Tiger Woods in 1997.

Jordan Spieth has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Collection of drawings of Jordan Spieth measured with overall height
Jordan Spieth
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6’1” | 1.85 m
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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 2012—

Birthday
July 27, 1993

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Jordan Spieth standing, stance, swinging

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