2 Golf Balls on the Moon

Alan Shepard brought two golf balls on Apollo 14, which he hit on February 6, 1971. Although many sources mistakenly say three, the answer is two. The source of confusion comes from the fact that Shepard swung four times. If you watch the video and listen to the transcript, you’ll see that the first swing moved the ball a few feet, the second swing missed the ball, the third swing hit it far. The he dropped the second ball, and the fourth swing sent that one far also. It’s the second and third swings that can be the source of confusion – they were swings at the same ball. The video is kind of fuzzy so it’s hard to tell, but it’s obvious from the transcript.

Alan Shepard Playing Golf on the Moon