Golf’s “Facts” in Dispute

Have heard many of them, but a few surprises. Details in the WSJ article are interesting.

Excerpt: Nine Things People Say About the Game That Aren’t True—and One That Is

Golf is only for rich people.

Business people play golf so they can make deals on the course.

In Scotland, golfers never take longer than three hours to play a round.

Ben Hogan’s “secret” went to the grave with him.

A 10-handicapper should shoot 10 over par.

Keep your head down.

“I hit my drives 270 yards.”

The biggest difference between Tour pros and amateurs is how far the pros hit.

Put a wedge in a Tour pro’s hands, and he’ll stick it to 5 feet.

Drive for show, putt for dough.

Read full WSJ article “Golf’s Biggest Delusions” here.

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