National Golfers Day was on April the 10th. In honour of all things Golf, we thought we would learn about the history of Golfers Day; and what it means in the Golfing Community.
What is Golf?
Golf is a sport where the player uses a metal club, typically on grass. The aim of the game is putting the golf ball into a series of holes in as few strokes as possible. Golf isn't a team sport, but participants will golf along side each other in friendly competition. A typical course will have 18 holes; who ever has the best score at the end of the 18th hole wins. This form of the game isn't for everyone, but there are other ways and places you can enjoy golf. For example; the driving range is a good place to practice your swing and work on your form. Alternatively, there is mini golf; which is similar to Golf in a lot of ways. It tends to have the same number of holes. However Mini Golf also includes shorter putting distance from player to hole; and obstacles like walls.
The History of Golfers Day
The game we recognize as golf originated in Scotland, somewhere in the 14th century. The earliest recorded reference to the game was a ban enacted by King James II in 1457; who thought that young men spent too much time golfing, and not enough time practicing archery! The first official “Golfers Day” was recognised in 1916, when the first ever professional Golfing tournament took place. This evolved into the PGA championship, which is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers' Association of America. It is one of the four men's major championships in professional golf.
Ways to Celebrate Golfers Day
Of course, this year's Golfers Day was on Sunday, but there are other Golf related events coming up, like “Golf month” starting in May! Besides, no one is saying you can’t just golf for the sake of golfing!
You can always celebrate next year’s “Golfers Day” by playing the game! Get yourself out on your local course and have a go. If you’re not feeling quite that brave, you can always head down to the driving range now! Get some practice in and take on the full course next year! Alternatively, you can always find a crazy golf course for you, your friends and your employees.
We have a selection of Golfing products that would be perfect for your next Golfers Day, or just any day you or your company are heading down the course for a quick round of Golf.
Distance Logo Golf Balls
These great Distance Logo Golf Balls are made with aerodynamic dimples for enhanced putting accuracy and are branded with your logo or chosen design in full colour on one side. You’ll be the talk of the course if you show up with your own branded logos!
Fast Delivery Printed Golf Balls with no minimum order quantity
Bamboo Golf Tees
Why not have some branded bamboo golf tees to go with your branded golf balls?! These are made from bamboo which is a highly sustainable wood and it’s therefore more eco-friendly than plastic ones.
Aluminium Golf Divot Tool
Perhaps you're playing with amateurs so you need to do some last minute grass fixing! Treat yourself and your team to some new branded divot tool for your golf day?
Enjoy Your Next Golf Day!
Whether you decide to enjoy a round of Golf out on a course, or from the comfort of your own home by watching a tournament, or hitting up the local crazy golf course, have a great time!