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Golf Quiz I

  1. In the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, which South African golfer became the first in history to record a sub 63 score in a major when he recorded an 8 below par 62?
  2. Which Swedish golfer, who retired in 2008 with 90 international titles, is widely regarded as the best ever female player?
  3. What is Tiger Woods' real first name?
  4. Two golfers have been world number one without winning a major, can you name them?
  5. What nickname is given to the second shot at the 11th, all of the 12th, and the first two shots at the 13th hole at Augusta?
  6. Which golf resort and hotel in Wishaw, Warwickshire, has hosted the Ryder Cup four times?

  7. Which TWO players have both won nine major championships, making them joint fourth in the all-time list behind Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Walter Hagen?
  8. Under the rules of golf what's the maximum number of clubs allowed in a player's golf bag during a round?
  9. The Masters, the first major of the year, is the only major held at the same location each year; name the city which hosts the tournament?
  10. Which common slang term is often used for the clubhouse (or even sometimes a pub close to the course)?
  11. Which golfer, the winner of 3 majors, died in a 1999 airplane accident at the age of 42?
  12. Which word is traditionally shouted to warn anyone standing or moving in the flight of a golf ball?
  13. Name the exceptional golf course on the Monterey Peninsula, California, which has hosted several U.S. Open Championships?
  14. The Ryder Cup is named after English businessman Samuel Ryder who made most of his money selling what?
  15. How many major championships has Tiger Woods won? And in which year did he win his last?
  16. By what name is the trophy presented to the winner of The Open Championship most commonly known?
  17. In 1985, which golfer was the first British player to win The Open Championship since Tony Jacklin in 1969?
  18. Can you name the players from the following nicknames: (a)The Walrus, (b)The Big Easy, (c)The Mechanic, (d)Boom Boom, and (e)Junk Man?


  1. Branden Grace
  2. Annika Sorenstam
  3. Eldrick (Eldrick Tont Woods is his real full name)
  4. Luke Donald and Lee Westood (note: Colin Montgomerie's career-high world ranking is number two)
  5. Amen Corner
  6. The Belfry
  7. Ben Hogan and Gary Player
  8. Fourteen
  9. Augusta (Georgia)
  10. The nineteenth hole
  11. Payne Stewart
  12. Fore!
  13. Pebble Beach
  14. Garden seeds (he originated the idea of selling garden seeds in small packets called 'penny packets')
  15. Fourteen. And 2008 (when he won the U.S. Open).
  16. Claret Jug
  17. Sandy Lyle
  18. (a)Craig Stadler, (b)Ernie Els, (c)Miguel Angel Jimenez, (d)Fred Couple, and (e)Fredrik Jacobson

Quiz II

  1. Which European city will host the 2022 Ryder Cup?
  2. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which golfer won gold in the men's individual tournament?
  3. Which privately owned course is the home of 'The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers'?
  4. In which tournament do caddies wear the same white boiler suits and green hats?
  5. Which four letter word refers to a movement disorder known to interfere with putting?
  6. What common name is given to golf courses located on coastal sand dunes?
  7. Which caddie carried Tiger Woods' bag in the late ninetees and Jim Furyk's for the past twenty or so years?
  8. The Swilcan Bridge is a famous small stone bridge on which golf course?

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  10. Who was the first non-American golfer to wear the 'green jacket'?
  11. If a 'spade mashie' was a 6 Iron and a 'pitching niblick' an 8 iron, what name was given to a 7 iron?
  12. American golfers may call it a double eagle, but what do European golfers call it?
  13. In 1976, which 19-year-old came to the attention of the golfing world by finished second at The Open?
  14. Name the famous team trophy for women amateur golfers contested between the U.S.A. and Great Britain and Ireland'?
  15. Who died from a heart attack whilst playing golf in Alcobendas, Spain, on October 14, 1977?
  16. Which player was the youngest ever to play in the Ryder Cup when he played for Europe aged just 19 years in 1999?
  17. Nicknamed The King, who was considered to be the first superstar of golf's television age?
  18. Which golfer, who won The Open Championships in 1986 and 1993, was married to tennis star Chris Evert for less than 2 years?
  19. Who was Nick Faldo's caddie for four of his six majors?
  20. Which famous amateur golf trophy was named in honour of the grandfather of a former U.S. president?
  21. Name the players from the following nicknames: (a)The Black Knight, (b)Lefty, (c)El Nino, (d)The Bulldog, and (e)The Merry Mex?


  1. Rome
  2. Justin Rose (Great Britain)
  3. Muirfield
  4. US Masters
  5. The 'yips'
  6. Links
  7. Mike 'Fluff' Cowan
  8. St Andrews Links, Scotland (also regarded as the 'Home of Golf')
  9. Gary Player (won The Masters in 1961, hence was presented with the famous green jacket)
  10. A mashie niblick
  11. An albatross
  12. Seve Ballesteros
  13. The Curtis Cup
  14. Bing Crosby
  15. Sergio GarcĂ­a
  16. Arnold Palmer
  17. Greg Norman (who was nicknamed The (Great White) Shark)
  18. Fanny Sunesson
  19. The Walker Cup
  20. (a)Gary Player, (b)Phil Mickelson, (c)Sergio Garcia, (d)Corey Pavin, and (e)Lee Trevino