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Feb 13, 2013

What is the diameter of a golf hole?

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    Feb 13, 2013

    The size they decided on was 4.25 inches in diameter. The reason is that the folks at Musselburgh (now a 9-hole municipal course on the Levenhall Links near Edinburgh, Scotland) had invented, in 1829, the first known hole-cutter. That ancient hole-cutter is still in existence and is on display in the clubhouse at Royal Musselburgh, an 18-hole course in Prestonpans, Scotland. (That's where the Royal Musselburgh Golf Club that used to play at the 9-holer outside Edinburgh is now based.) That first hole-cutter utilized a cutting tool that was, you guessed it, 4.25 inches in diameter.

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