The Golf Nut’s Book of Amazing Feats and Records

Golf record books are filled with all sorts of statistical information — average putts per green, longest driving distance, lowest strikes per round.

What do all these records have in common? They’re boring!

There had never been a record book that captures the wackiest, zaniest and most bizarre moments of golf until The Golf Nut’s Book of Amazing Feats and Records. Each record comes with a fascinating story of how the record was achieved. In this book, you’ll learn about such feats as:
Most feet climbed up a tree to retrieve an errant shot in a U.S. Open (25 feet, Nick Faldo, 1992).
Most golf balls hit to the green while dancing (12 balls, by Fred Astaire, 1938).
Lowest score playing St. Andrews by the light of the moon (93, in 1876).
Biggest alligator flipped over by a golfer during a round (6-foot gator, by Andy Bean, 1975).
Most objects hit en route to a hole in one (4 objects — a cow, sprinkler head, mower and pin, by Ted Barnhouse, 1981).
Among the holders of wacky records are Lee Trevino, Seve Ballesteros, Greg Norman, Sam Snead, Nick Faldo, Jack Nicklaus, Craig Stadler, and Gary Player. Witty, wild, and wacky, The Golf Nut’s Book of Amazing Feats and Records is your guide to the fairway phenomena that never find their way into standard golf record books.

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Amateur Lew Cullum had to mark down a 9 on his scorecard—for shooting an “ace.” In 1967, Cullum, of Largo, Florida, encountered a world of problems on the par-3, 145-yard 11th hole at Yacht Club Estates Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. It started with a flubbed tee shot into the lake surrounding the hole. Then he sent another drive into the drink. And another... and another. On his fifth try, his tee shot cleared the lake, landed neatly on the green—and rolled right into the cup for what would have been an ace had he hit it on his first attempt. But because of the stroke and distance penalties from his first four errant shots, Cullum ended up shooting a hole in nine.