National Golf Day - October 4

National Golf Day – October 4


Golf enthusiasts look forward to this day each year as October 4th celebrates National Golf Lovers Day.  On this day in the early fall season, you may notice people leaving the office early to celebrate out on the greens.

National Golf Lovers Day is sometimes also referred to as National Golf Day.

Since 1952, the PGA has held a charitable event, each year for National Golf Day, which is held on varying days within the year.


It is believed that the modern game of golf originated in 15th century Scotland, it is unclear and very much debated as to it’s ancient origins.

The world’s oldest  golf tournament is The Open Championship, which was first played October 17, 1860 at Prestwick Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland.

Golf in the United States:

  • 1779 – An advertisement in the Royal Gazette of New York City for golf clubs and golf balls.
  • 1796 – Notice of annual general meeting for a golf club in Savannah was published in the Georgia Gazette.
  • Golf became firmly established in the late 19th century.
  • 1894 – Delegates from the; Newport Country Club, Saint Andrew’s Golf Club, Yonkers, New York, The Country Club, Chicago Golf Club, and Shinnecock Hills Golf Club met in New York city to form what became the United States Golf Association (USGA)
  • 1910 – There were 267 Clubs affiliated to the USGA.
  • 1922 – Walter Hagen became the first native born American to win the British Open Championship,
  • 1932 – There were more than 1,100 Clubs affiliated to the USGA.
  • 1980 – Over 5,908 Clubs affiliated to the USGA.
  • 2013 – Over 10,600 Clubs affiliated to the USGA.


Go out and golf or watch someone else do so. Post on social media using #NationalGolfLoversDay to encourage others to do the same.


Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Golf Lovers Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.


3 Responses to “NATIONAL GOLF LOVERS DAY – October 4”

  1. Hirdesh January 29, 2015 at 5:30 am #

    The Lover’s Day is celebrated on 5 October

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