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February 6, 1971

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1971 NASA Astronaut Alan B. Shepard used a six-iron that he had brought inside his spacecraft and swung at two golf balls on the surface of the moon. He shanked the first one and … Continue reading

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September 13, 1949

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1949 the Ladies Professional Golf Association of America was formed. It gave lesbians and divorcees of the 1950s and 1960s a creative outlet for the odd moments when they weren’t actively looking for a … Continue reading

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January 17, 1916

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1916, The Professional Golfers Association was formed in New York City. The membership of the Professional Liars Association fell by 90% over the next twelve months.

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October 23, 1930

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1930, JK Scott won the very first professional miniature golf tournament. He took $2,000 for first place at the Chattanooga, TN event. When asked if miniature golf was as difficult as regular golf, he … Continue reading

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September 14, 1868

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1868, Tom Morris, Jr., scored golf’s first authenticated hole-in-one at Prestwick’s 8th hole in Scotland. Mr. Morris conveniently had a six foot high stack of Bibles close by, as well as his aged grandmother, … Continue reading

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