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yet an other attempt to make golf a bit more interesting to watch.
There's plenty of ideas similar to this, so I'll keep it to the
Each hole is played by two teams at once. A team consists
of three members and one golf buggy.
For a par 3 hole:
Team member one tees off, in the hope of landing the ball
as close as possible to team member 2, who has
themselves as deliberately as possible to help. As the ball
is landing team member two will advance toward it.
Meanwhile team member 1 is in the golf buggy advancing
down the course (team member 1 is to be termed the
"driver" because they have to be good at both driving and
When team member 2 gets to the ball, they make their
best effort to get the ball to team member 3, who would
probably be waiting on the green for a par 3. Should the
shot be great, he can bring his putter to bear and hole the
ball... which, if done before the competing team wins the
The number of shots doesn't matter, when mistakes are
inevitably made any member can try to rectify it. The golf
buggy should be hilariously identical to a normal one,
possibly less stable.
Vulgar trousers mandatory.
||The thing is, [bs], even if you go to the trouble of
implementing all this, all you wind up with is a more
interesting version of golf.
||I know, I know. But the universe has inflicted golf
upon us, maybe it's the price we had to pay to learn
about boundary-layer aerodynamics and attached
flow and all that. Maybe it serves to get us away from
the TV and have a really good go at the crusty stuff
on the bottom of the oven.
||The universe has given us many things: quasars,
naked mole rats, differential calculus, hummus,
Australians, mass, cholera, the word 'lenticular'... It
is really up to us to decide which we keep and which
we decide we can well do without.
||[+] not too difficult to imagine interactive speed golf.
||Repurpose Vietnam style GI helmets as safety golf racing equipment, vulgarity enhancement acheived by implementation of the R&A-mandated styling: each helmet is made to look like some windswept municpal golf course hillock, a scale replica of the golfer wearing the helmet operates as a humanised pickelhaube.
||So... grass hockey, minus the opposition?
||Use quantum entangled golf balls.
||(The guy at the green has to keep the distal-end golf
ball in his pocket, since if it were observed, the
"entanglement" would be destroyed.)