National Golf Lover’s Day

National Golf Lovers Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on October 4th and gives every fan of golf a good excuse for heading out to the green. This is a day that’s also known as National Golf Day and has been the date for a charity PGA event every year since the early 1950s.

This is a good day for people to get out there and hit the fairway, especially if they live in a colder climate where the golf course is going to be closing soon for winter. So everyone should grab their clubs and head out to their favorite golf course with friends and family members.

The History Of National Golf Lovers Day

While we don’t know who or when this holiday was invented, we do know why the date October 4th was chosen. That’s because, on October 4, 1895, the first U.S. Men’s Open Golf Championship was held. That’s probably why this holiday is observed on that date each year.

Interesting facts About Golf

Anyone who knows everything there is to know about golf might just want to skip this section. For everyone else, allow us to present some fun facts about golf below.

  • Golf was originally invented during the mid-15th century in Scotland.
  • Golf was banned in Scotland for a while because the government felt that it interfered with military training.
  • The first golf balls were leather-wrapped feathers.
  • Golf tees didn’t become popular until the 1920s.
  • About 8 out of 10 golfers will never have a handicap under 18.
  • Tiger Woods has won 82 PGA tournaments.

Observing National Golf Lovers Day

Grab some golf clubs and some friends, and then head out to your favorite golf course. That’s how this holiday is supposed to be celebrated. If for some reason you can’t get to the green, then you can also give a shoutout to everyone on social media using the hashtag #NationalGolfLoversDay.

When is it?
This year (2023)
October 4 Wednesday
Next year (2024)
October 4 Friday
Last year (2022)
October 4 Tuesday