National Golf Lover’s Day

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

This day is an excellent opportunity for people to hit the fairway, especially if they live in a colder climate where the golf course will soon close 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 invented this holiday or when, 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 want to skip this section. For everyone else, allow us to present some fun facts about golf below.

  • Golf was originally invented in the mid-15th century in Scotland.
  • Golf was banned in Scotland for a while because the government felt it interfered with military training.
  • The first golf balls were made of leather-wrapped feathers.
  • Golf tees didn’t become popular until the 1920s.
  • About 8 out of 10 golfers will never achieve 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 meant to be celebrated. If for some reason you can’t get to the green, then you can also give a shout-out to everyone on social media using the hashtag #NationalGolfLoversDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 4 Friday
Next year (2025)
October 4 Saturday
Last year (2023)
October 4 Wednesday