The City of Duluth golf courses announced they will be closed this week. If you want to play golf you have to go outside right away. October 30th will be the last day at Enger Park, Lester Park is closed as of the 27th.

The City of Duluth thanked everyone who attended events and participated in the golf programs.  The weather did not exactly make it a long golf season. The fall was a bit better to play, but time ran out before people could get a regular outing and play.

The golf courses will be open before Christmas for your golf holiday needs. Hours will be posted on www.golfinduluth.com

In honor of the golf season closing here's some golf facts:

  • Originally golf balls were stuffed with feathers. The tighter packed the feathers, the further the ball would fly. This type of ball was used until 1848.
  • Golf was banned in Scotland from 1457 to 1502 to ensure citizens wouldn’t waste time when preparing for the English invasion.
  • The term birdie comes from an American named Ab Smith. While playing in 1899, he played what he descried as a “bird of a shot”, which became “birdie” over time.
  • When golf was first played professionally there were only 13 rules. Now there are 34.
  • There are currently 2 golf balls sitting on the moon.
  • About 25% of golfers are women.
  • The youngest player to score a hole-in-one was Jake Paine in 2001; he was 3 and aced a 65-yard hole in Lake, Forest California.

Golf Facts From discovergolf.com