Golfer's (Golf Day) Day
When : Always on April 10
Some avid golfers might suggest any and every day is Golfer's Day. But on this day, it's official. The only question is, does this day honor the golfer, the sport, or the weather? Well, it's a little of each. Golfer's Day is an opportunity to be thankful that someone invented this addicting, yet relaxing hobby.
Also referred to as "Golf Day", there is only one proper way to enjoy this day. And, that's out on the golf course.
When Golfer's Day falls on a week day, it is even more special. That means you now have an excuse to take a day off of work and go play a round ...or two. Regardless of your score today, you know that even a bad day on the greens, is better than a good day at work.
Origin of Golfer's Day
Our extensive research on this day came up with very little substantial information around the history or origin of this day. We did find this day listed on a number of Ecard websites.
Golfer's Day was likely established by an avid golf lover or a golf-related group, who was eager to find an excuse to get out and play golf on this day (or any day for that matter).
One person said that on April 10, 1916, the first professional golf tournament was held, and that this is likely why we celebrate Golfer's Day today.
Another person pointed out that the tubular steel golf club shaft was approved for championship play on this day in 1924.
The Golfer's Ten Commandments
This Day in History April 10
Halley's Comet and Earth experienced their closest approach to one another when their separating distance equalled 0.0342 AU (3.2 million miles). (837)
The Virginia Company of London is established by royal charter by James I of England with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America. (1606)
The Mount Tambora volcano begins a three-month-long eruption, lasting until July 15. The eruption ultimately kills 71,000 people and affects Earth's climate for the next two years. (1815)
The Federal government of the United States approves the creation of the Second Bank of the United States. (1816)
The 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town Missolonghi start leaving the town after a year's siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive. (1826)
The Theta Chi fraternity is founded at Norwich University in Vermont. (1856)
After the original Big Ben, a 14.5 tonne bell for the Palace of Westminster had cracked during testing, it is recast into the current 13.76 tonne bell by Whitechapel Bell Foundry. (1858)
American Civil War: A day after his surrender to Union forces, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his troops for the last time. (1865)
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh. (1866)
The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska. (1874)
On Easter Sunday, Pope Leo XIII authorizes the establishment of The Catholic University of America. (1887)
The Titanic leaves port in Southampton, England for her only voyage. (1912)
The Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City. (1916)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York City, by Charles Scribner's Sons. (1925)
Warner Bros. premieres the first 3-D film from a major American studio, entitled House of Wax. (1953)
The Suez Canal is reopened for all shipping after being closed for three months. (1957)
129 American sailors die when the submarine USS Thresher sinks at sea. (1963)
Paul McCartney announces that he is leaving The Beatles for personal and professional reasons. (1970)
Ping-pong diplomacy: In an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, the People's Republic of China hosts the U.S. table tennis team for a week-long visit. (1971)
20 days after he is kidnapped in Buenos Aires, Oberdan Sallustro is murdered by communist guerrillas. (1972)
Vietnam War: For the first time since November 1967, American B-52 bombers reportedly begin bombing North Vietnam. (1972)
Red River Valley tornado outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people. (1979)
Italian ferry MS Moby Prince collides with an oil tanker in dense fog off Livorno, Italy killing 140. (1991)
A rare tropical storm develops in the South Atlantic Ocean near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites. (1991)
Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing 96 people, including Polish President Lech Kaczyński and dozens of other senior officials (2010)