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National Golf Lover's Day October 4


National Golf Lover’s Day is observed annually on October 4. Golf enthusiasts look forward to this day each year.  

National Golf Lover’s Day is sometimes also referred to as National Golf Day.

Since 1952, the PGA has held a charity event each year for National Golf Day, which is held on different days each year.

It is believed that the modern game of golf originated in 15th century Scotland. It is unclear and very much debated as to its ancient origins.

The world’s oldest golf tournament is The Open Championship, which was first played October 17, 1860, at Prestwick Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland.

Golf in the United States:

  • 1779 – An advertisement in the Royal Gazette of New York City for golf clubs and golf balls.
  • 1796 – Notice of annual general meeting for a golf club in Savannah was published in the Georgia Gazette.
  • Golf became firmly established in the late 19th century.
  • 1894 – Delegates from the; Newport Country Club, Saint Andrew’s Golf Club, Yonkers, New York, The Country Club, Chicago Golf Club, and Shinnecock Hills Golf Club met in New York City to form what became the United States Golf Association (USGA)
  • 1910 – There were 267 Clubs affiliated to the USGA.
  • 1922 – Walter Hagen became the first native-born American to win the British Open Championship,
  • 1932 – There were more than 1,100 Clubs affiliated to the USGA.
  • 1980 – Over 5,908 Clubs affiliated to the USGA.
  • 2013 – Over 10,600 Clubs affiliated to the USGA.


Gather your friends and enjoy a round of golf. Use #NationalGolfLoversDay to post on social media.


Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Golf Lover’s Day.

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