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.


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Tiger Woods
Group of scaled height illustrations of various golfers compared to Tiger Woods

Eldrick Tont Woods, known as Tiger Woods, is an American professional golfer. He started practicing golf at the age of 2 and turned professional in 1996. Tiger Woods has multiple golf records, is one of the greatest golfers, and is one of the most famous athletes in history. He became the first golfer of either African American or Asian descent to win the Masters Tournament. Tiger Woods was the first player to 4 major tournaments consecutively – the Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship. While practicing golf, Tiger Woods focuses on all aspects of the game and practices for hours.

Tiger Woods has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Collection of drawings of Tiger Woods measured with overall height
Eldrick Tont Woods, known as Tiger Woods, is an American professional golfer. He started practicing golf at the age of 2 and turned professional in 1996. Tiger Woods has multiple golf records, is one of the greatest golfers, and is one of the most famous athletes in history.

Tiger Woods has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Collection of drawings of Tiger Woods measured with overall height
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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 1996—

Birthday
December 30, 1975

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Tiger Woods standing, stance, swinging

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Inbee Park
Set of scaled height illustrations of various golfers compared to Inbee Park

Inbee Park is a South Korean professional golfer. She started playing golf at the age of 10 and turned professional in 2006. Inbee Park has been ranked as the world’s number one ranked player 4 different times: from April 2013 to June 2014, October 2014 to February 2015, June 2015 to October 2015, and April to July 2018. She is the youngest golfer to win the U.S. Women’s Open. Inbee Park has won 7 major championships throughout the span of her career. She won the first Olympic gold medal for South Korea since 1900 in the 2016 women’s individual tournament.

Inbee Park has a height of 5’6" (1.68 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Inbee Park in golf poses measured with overall height
Inbee Park is a South Korean professional golfer. She started playing golf at the age of 10 and turned professional in 2006. Inbee Park has been ranked as the world’s number one ranked player 4 different times and is the youngest golfer to win the U.S. Women’s Open.

Inbee Park has a height of 5’6" (1.68 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Inbee Park in golf poses measured with overall height
Inbee Park
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Nationality: South Korea

Years Active: 2006

Birthday
July 12, 1988

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Inbee Park standing, stance, swinging

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Golf Hole | Golf Cup
Dimensioned drawing of a Golf Hole with flagstick and a golfer putting

Golf Holes, or Golf cups, are the ultimate target for hitting the ball into in a game of golf. Located on the golf green, the Golf Cup is cut into the ground and a plastic structure is lowered into the hole to catch the ball after it is successfully made. The Golf Cup is designed with a center hole for holding the flagstick which indicates where the hole is from far away.

Golf Hole (Golf Cups) have a regulated diameter of 4.25” (108 mm) and total depth between 4”-6” (101.6-152.4 mm).

Elevation drawings of a Golf Hole (Golf Cup) showing dimensioned analysis of their size, diameter, and depth
Golf Holes, or Golf cups, are the ultimate target for hitting the ball into in a game of golf. Located on the golf green, the Golf Cup is cut into the ground and a plastic structure is lowered into the hole to catch the ball after it is successfully made. The Golf Cup is made to hold the flagstick.

Golf Hole (Golf Cups) have a regulated diameter of 4.25” (108 mm) and total depth between 4”-6” (101.6-152.4 mm).

Elevation drawings of a Golf Hole (Golf Cup) showing dimensioned analysis of their size, diameter, and depth
Golf Hole | Golf Cup
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4”-6” | 101.6-152.4 mm
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4 lb | 1.81 kg (Flagstick)
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Flagstick Total Height: 7’ | 2.13 m

Flagstick Diameter: .75” | 1.9 cm

Flag Size: 20”x14” | 50.8 x 35.6 cm
Materials: Aluminum, plastic cup; fiberglass flagstick; polyester fabric flag

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Golf Hole (Golf Cup) side section, top, side elevation (golfer)

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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
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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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Phil Mickelson
Scaled height comparison drawings of Phil Mickelson compared to other golfers

Phillip Mickelson is an American professional golfer. Phil Mickelson started playing golf at the age of 18 months and turned professional in 1992. His achievements include 44 events on the PGA Tour, 5 major championships, 3 Master titles, a PGA Championship, and an Open Championship. Phil Mickelson is one of the 12 players in history to win 3 of the 4 majors. He won every major except for the U.S. Open. Philip Mickelson was considered among the top 50 players by the Official World Golf Ranking for more than 25 consecutive years. His playing technique involves using a left-handed swing even though he is right-handed.

Phil Mickelson has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m).

Set of illustrations of Phil Mickelson in various golf poses measured with overall height
Phillip Mickelson is an American professional golfer. Phil Mickelson started playing golf at the age of 18 months and turned professional in 1992. His achievements include 44 events on the PGA Tour, 5 major championships, 3 Master titles, a PGA Championship, and an Open Championship.

Phil Mickelson has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m).

Set of illustrations of Phil Mickelson in various golf poses measured with overall height
Phil Mickelson
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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 1992—

Birthday
June 16, 1970

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Phil Mickelson standing, stance, swinging

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