Did You Know Golf Is The Only Sport To Have Been Played On The Moon?

Possibly not a question you’ll be asked often but do you know what was the only sport played on the moon?At the time of writing, golf is the only sport to have been played there. That’s all thanks to an astronaut’s excellent smuggling techniques.

Golf On The Moon

Commander Alan B Shepard Jr (Centre)

It was in 1971 that Apollo 14 set off for the moon. There were 3 astronauts on board including the sneaky Alan Shepard. Shepard had managed to smuggle a ball and golf club head inside his spacesuit!

Just before Apollo 14 was set to leave the moon, Shepard played 2 shots. According to him, the ball flew ‘miles and miles and miles’. In reality, it travelled just a few hundred yards. Not bad when you’re wearing a super stiff suit!

And thanks to Shepard it’s nailed in history, Golf is the first sport to have been played on the moon thanks to Alan Shepard.

 

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