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The WALLY Team takes a swing on the green in Vancouver, Washington

Friday, January 1, 2010by  Taylor Orian

WALLY Team at JD Fulwiler Charity Golf Tournament

The WALLY Team is all about sports! This past week we attended the 3rd Annual JD Fulwiler Charity Golf Tournament in Vancouver, Washington. With the 90-degrees weather and not a cloud in the sky, it was a perfect day for a round of golf.

With our new found love for golf, we found some fun facts to share with you!

  • Before tees existed golfers would create hand built sand piles to launch their balls off of.

  • The first golf balls were made of thin leather stuffed with feathers. Tightly packed feathers made balls that flew the farthest, and they were used until 1848.

  • Other than a single javelin throw, golf is the only sport ever to be played on the moon! In 1971, Alan Shepard picked up a six-iron and struck a golf ball one handed, due to the restrictions placed on him by his suit.

  • An old urban myth claims that the word golf means “Gentleman Only, Ladies Forbidden”. We’re glad this myth turned out to be false!

  • Movie star Samuel L. Jackson, insists that his movie contracts include a clause that allows him to play golf at least twice a week when filming, no matter where the movie filming location is.

For all you golfing enthusiasts out there we’d love to hear your fun facts, too!

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