- Former British prime minister Winston Churchill, a keen golfer, once said: "Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose."
- In match play, a competitor loses the hole if their ball is accidentally deflected by the player, his partner or either of their caddies or equipment.
- A round of golf features in many films, including the James Bond classic Goldfinger. Ian Fleming, author of the 007 books, was an avid player.
- The family of a Houston boy sued in 2000 after the 15-year-old was struck by lightning on a golf course, saying detection equipment should have been installed.
- Astronaut Alan Shepard hit two shots on the moon in 1971, but would not reveal which brand of ball he used.