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PostSubject: WACKIEST GOLF IDEAS AND GADGETS   Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:36 pm

Saw it from a website.. Laughing 


This may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but there were some basic flaws in the plan.
The trick has always been to find a shaft that is as light as possible, because that will allow the player to increase clubhead speed. And aluminium is about as light as metal gets. It is also expensive.
But let us just think about this for a moment, shall we? If you want to hit an iron shot well then you have to strike down on the ball - that entails hitting the ball, the ground and taking a divot. There is a fair amount of force involved in this action. It wasn’t long before golfers discovered that their aluminium shafts weren’t up to the job.
They didn’t need to bend them over their knee in frustration - all they had to do was hit a few shots. Oh dear!


Essentially, golfers are a pretty lazy lot. If you doubt it, just look at the number of players who insist upon taking a cart, regardless of the course on which they are playing.
Failing that, they will put their bag and clubs on an electric trolley which requires no effort to negotiate 18 holes, unless the battery goes flat.
But the Segway “personal transportation system” surely takes the biscuit. It will take a golfer and his clubs and, wait for it, also has an integrated scorecard holder with space for your card, tees and a few golf balls. Be warned though - it weighs 120 lb. And the cost? A cool $8,000 or so.


Never lose a ball again. Or so the makers of golf ball tracking systems claim.
But really, isn’t struggling to find your ball in knee-high rough part of the game? Or keeping it in the fairway in the first place?
My grandfather, who was one of the straightest hitters ever to play this weird and wonderful game, would turn in his grave at the thought that a wayward player could simply flick a switch and walk up to his ball, even in the thickest hay


The prize for the most practical golf gadget goes to the Uroclub.
It looks like a golf club and it feels like a golf club. But it isn’t a golf club.
Oh no… We’ve all been caught short on the golf course and had to dive for cover in the middle of the nearest bush or behind a handy tree. But there is always that moment when you spot a fourball that consists of women or young children. What do you do? Why, you reach for your Uroclub, of course.
It’s not a golf club, it’s a handy portable urinal. You will need a strategically placed towel, then you remove the top and, erm, let nature take its course.
Bad news for the ladies, however - there isn’t yet a Uroclub for you. It puts a whole new spin on the phrase “taking relief


Only the Japanese could have come up with the idea of a golf ball that changes color in the sun.
So you wander up to the first tee early in the morning and put your white ball on the tee and set off on your round. The temperature begins to rise and your white ball changes to pink or blue or green or red or whatever.
Now the problem (apart from the stupidity of the idea) is this: if you hit a white ball from the tee and it lands in the rough and you then find it but discover it has changed color, how on earth are you going to convince your playing partner that it really is still your ball.


A golf cart fitted with solar panels on the roof sounds like a decent idea. And if you happy to live in somewhere like California, it is a good idea.
But just imagine what would happen if a golf club in, say, Scotland, decided to get rid of its traditional fleet of battery-powered carts and replace them with solar carts.


If the Big Man had intended us to play golf under the water, he would never have created water hazards, would he?
And instead of providing us with golf visors, he would have made sure the local pro was well stocked with wetsuits and oxygen tanks.
There are, of course, some golfers who were born to play underwater - Ross Fisher, Ernie Eels and Tigershark Woods, to name three.
But most of us prefer to keep our heads above water


Who on earth came up with the concept of playing golf in the frozen tundra?
It has to be said, however, that this could be the place for those colored Japanese golf balls.
Let’s face it, if you started off with a white ball and didn’t lose it, by the time you reached the 18th, it would be the size of a giant football.
There are a couple of things to commend ice golf - no rough and no water hazards. Just don’t forget the fur-lined waterproofs, climbing boots and balaclava.
It may catch on, but not with Rickie Fowler. And if you need to answer the call of nature behind the nearest iceberg, be VERY careful!


Now this is just showing off…
The Platinum Guild International had a platinum putter made and studded with white and pink diamonds that total more than 22 carats. And if you have a putter then you need a ball - it has more than 25 carats. Imagine how you would feel if you lost the ball. The tracking system would be no use as it’s not designed to find diamonds


And finally….
Any golfer will tell you that he sees more than his fair share of sand on a golf course. For the professionals, getting out of bunkers has become increasingly easy; but for the weekend golfer it remains one of the most frustrating shots in the game, whether it be from the middle of a fairway or at the greenside.
So who thought that beach golf would ever catch on? It involves using an implement that resembles a cross between a golf club and a lacrosse stick - and is just as useless as it sounds.
Give us a bucket and spade every time. Beaches are for lying on and turning bright red.
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PostSubject: Re: WACKIEST GOLF IDEAS AND GADGETS   Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:13 am

ice golf, that is seriously dedication and love for the game ,haha! reminded me of this video! living over here in canada though, the winter months can be brutal, not being able to go out on a course and play Sad

Shared this a while back and thought it was a crazy idea... and still do! full sized 18 hole golf course with mini golf hazards, lol
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PostSubject: Re: WACKIEST GOLF IDEAS AND GADGETS   Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:44 am

Lol.. very cool ice golf!
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PostSubject: Re: WACKIEST GOLF IDEAS AND GADGETS   Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:31 pm

The bling bling ball and putter for the golfer who already has everything.
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PostSubject: Re: WACKIEST GOLF IDEAS AND GADGETS   Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:21 pm

beach golf could be a good idea
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PostSubject: Re: WACKIEST GOLF IDEAS AND GADGETS   Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:08 pm

Wow, Ice golf. I guess its either zero roll or uber roll.
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PostSubject: Re: WACKIEST GOLF IDEAS AND GADGETS   Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:12 pm

Ice ice baby...santa
Nice something new..albino
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PostSubject: Re: WACKIEST GOLF IDEAS AND GADGETS   Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:55 am

Uroclub should be practical.. haha
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