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Bolf

bowling and golf combined
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other potential names: bowlf, gowling. Can be played on many of the par-3 cheap municipal courses. Enlarge the existing cup to be a diameter maybe twice that of a bowling ball, with an insert that would convert the larger bolf-cup into a standard golf cup. You start at the tee, and everyone rolls the ball down the fairway. Wherever your ball stops, you mark that spot, and treat that as the foul line in regular bowling, taking your next shot from behind it. Aside from that, same rules as golf. Lighter balls would lessen the damage done to the fairway, and allow play on larger courses.
cocktaillouie, Mar 29 2004

Halfbakery: golfowling http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/golfowling
The putting phase of golfowling is Bolf. [jutta, Oct 04 2004]

Mannequin Golf http://www.halfbake...ea/Mannequin_20Golf
Destruction's gonna be part of this game, anyway. [yabba do yabba dabba, Oct 04 2004]

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       You seem to be on the way to reinventing bocce or crown green bowling or maybe even croquet. But not, I think, in an interesting way. Fishbone. [I suspect everyone here has posted a golf/x combo at some point, myself included.]
DrCurry, Mar 29 2004
  

       hmmm just scraped in for a pastry. It's gotta be better that that frisbee golf.
simonj, Mar 29 2004
  

       + My arm hurts just thinking about it. It should have to be a 16-pound ball, otherwise you could cheat by using a super-light one.
AO, Mar 29 2004
  

       No point to cheating - a heavier ball will go further than a light one due to momentum. (Well, actually, they'll both go just as far as the energy you put into them, but I think you'll find it easier to make the heavier one go further.)
DrCurry, Mar 29 2004
  

       That's just crazy. I want to see you roll a 16-lb ball on wet grass and compare that to rolling a soccer ball.
Worldgineer, Mar 29 2004
  

       I think I could roll a soccer ball about 10 times further than a bowling ball on grass.
AO, Mar 29 2004
  

       It would take more energy to get a 16-pound ball to travel the same distance than a lighter ball. [DrCurry], can you elaborate on why you think it's easier to make a heavier ball travel farther?
cocktaillouie, Mar 29 2004
  

       similar to a game I invented many moons ago. What you do is replace golf balls with...ah nevermind. The world clearly isn't ready for it.   

       Good idea though. The fun part would be sending a message to the group in front of you.   

       I'm afraid I can't give you a pastry though, until you take back what you said about my road signs game.   

       BTW, nothing in the world is better than frisbee golf. I'm quoting one of my buddies.
K-trein, Mar 29 2004
  

       [Rolls ball]
[Watches it roll to within an inch of the top of a crest]
[Watches it roll back to starting point]
"What's the par on this again?"
"Eight."
"What am I on?"
"Thirty four."
Detly, Mar 29 2004
  

       How many one woods does a guy have to go through to get the hang of this game anyway?   

       Depends on your definition of "woods." I'm right-handed, but bowl left-handed every 2 years - right-handed bowling just kills my back (sciatica). But, enough about me... 16-pound balls would wreck a course in less time than it takes to holler "fore." I'm guessing this'd be harder on a proper "links" than a typical Golf Course & seek comment from those who've played both.
thumbwax, Mar 30 2004
  

       Bowling in the shopping mall is way better than this.
yabba do yabba dabba, Mar 30 2004
  

       Perhaps an oversized miniature golf version of bowling. *considers posting the Oversized Miniature Golf Version of Anything...*   

       And frisbee-golf is king. Let it be written on your hearts as such.   

       On the heavy ball vs. light ball argument, mashing the frontal grass takes a bit of energy out of the momentum of the ball. Therefore the ball with the smaller momentum would stand to lose more. However, one must consider that if the lighter ball is light enough to be below the threshold of mashing any significant grass path, then it may have a distinct advantage over the heavier ball, which mash a larger patch.
RayfordSteele, Mar 30 2004
  
      
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