Fun Golf Facts

Amount of water it would take, per day, to support 4.7 billion people at the UN daily minimum:

2.5 billion gallons

Amount of water used, per day, to irrigate the world’s golf courses:

2.5 billion gallons

Average amount of pesticides used per acre, per year, on golf courses:

18.0 pounds

Average amount of pesticides used, per acre, per year, in agriculture:

2.7 pounds

(via WorldWatch Institute’s Matters of Scale (March/April 2004))