Quiz: Can You Answer These Questions a Golf Expert Should Know?
Can You Answer These Questions a Golf Expert Should Know?
By: Robin Tyler
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About This Quiz


One of the oldest sports in the world, the game of golf was first played centuries ago. In fact, there is proof that people were playing games similar to golf as early as the 13th century. 

Modern golf, however, is said to have been invented in Scotland. And here we are talking about a game over 18 holes with recorded strokes at every hole. The first mention of golf in Scottish history appears in a 1457 declaration by the parliament of Scotland. This banned any soldiers from playing the sport of "gowf" as it kept them from archery practice. It is said that Mary, Queen of Scots was an avid golf fan.

Recorded instructions for playing golf have been found and dated to the late 1600s. That said, golf is a game of many rules, incredibly talented players, beautiful courses and if you are a professional, it's a great way to make a living.

But what exactly do you know about the game of golf? Do you know your bunkers from your condors? Your tee from your putter? What about your hazards from your driver?

Let's test your golfing knowledge in this short golf quiz. Maybe you are up to scratch golfer after all. 

Good luck!



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Who has won the most golfing Majors of all time?
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Can you name the golfer who won the 2018 British Open?
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What nickname is given to a hole-in-one?
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Of the golf courses listed below, which is the oldest?
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Can you identify the golfer known as "The Great White Shark"?
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True or false. Golf has been played on the moon.
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What nickname was Arnold Palmer known as?
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A golfer who wants to hit the ball as far as he can when teeing off would use a ______
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A golfer teeing off from a par 4 or more hole is aiming for what specifically?
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Do you know when the golf tee was invented?
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When playing from the fairway into the green, a golfer would mostly use which club?
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Any idea as to the oldest 18-hole golf course in the United States?
17 of 35
Can you name the women's equivalent of the Ryder Cup?
18 of 35
When a golfer is on the green and attempting to hit the ball in the hole with his next stroke, what club does he use?
19 of 35
Which of these golfers managed the only par 4 hole-in-one in PGA history?
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True or false. Phil Mickelson, who plays left-handed, is actually right-handed.
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Golf balls are covered in dimples. How many of them are there on a standard ball?
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"The Black Knight" is the nickname of which South African golfing legend?
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Do you know the term used to describe if a golfer has shot one over par for a whole?
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What are the odds of shooting two holes-in-one in a round of golf?
25 of 35
Complete the great golf saying: "You drive for show but you put for _____?
26 of 35
Which of these golfers won the 2018 U.S. Masters?
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True or false. The word "caddie" comes from the French word "cadet".
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What were early golf balls made from?
29 of 35
How many golf balls are there on the moon?
30 of 35
Before the golfing tee was invented, what did golfers do to prop up their ball when driving?
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True or false. Golf returned as an Olympic sport at the 2016 Olympic games.
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If a golfer manages four strokes under par on one hole, what is it called?
33 of 35
What is Tiger Woods' actual first name?
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Golf rules state that a player may only have ____ clubs in his bag.
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Can you tell us the lowest score ever recorded in a professional round of golf?
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