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Golf With Latitude

golf around the world
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In Golf With Latitude the game circumnavigates the entire world along a designated line of latitude.

The holes are placed in as close as possible to a straight line, crossing every imaginable type of terrain, including city scapes, hills, mountains swamps, forests, deserts, lakes, and rivers.

For oceans, a series of ships are anchored stem to stern to facilitate the mad players stepping on at one continent, play their balls along the length of the various types of ships, then continuing unto landfall when they reach the other side.

Wars, storms, famines and political chaos are no impediment to the Latitude Golfer. Even when virulent diseases strike, they pass though, in total focus, completely oblivious to everything except getting their ball into the next hole.

The game is complete when the Latitude Golfers arrive back at the beginning point named hole zero.

xenzag, Sep 08 2020

Ocean segment https://aboardthewo...nce-with-the-world/
[kdf, Sep 08 2020]

Moon golf https://secureserve...17/12/moon-golf.jpg
Alan Shepherd tees off ... [8th of 7, Sep 08 2020]

Simulated Lunar Flogging Simulated_20Lunar_20Flogging
Triggered by mention of "Moon golf" ... [kdf, Sep 09 2020]

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       [+] but you may not need a row of anchored ships. Helluva water trap from any of them.   

       “The World” (link) is the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth. Company offer global golf tours and has putting greens on board for practice between ports of call.   

       Land segment is still up to you, but they could handle the oceangoing parts.
kdf, Sep 08 2020
  

       Have you picked out a preferred latitude? The Equator is the longest (obviously), about 40000 km and 78% over water. Tropic of Cancer or Capricorn might have some appeal, so might the Arctic or Antarctic Circles.   

       Lazy duffers might just want to do 18 holes around Amundsen Station and call it a day.
kdf, Sep 08 2020
  

       If you just sit in the bar drinking for 24 hours you will automatically travel 360° around the world on a constant latitude. No need for the actual golf.
pocmloc, Sep 08 2020
  

       That, [poc], is a world-beating sales concept.
8th of 7, Sep 08 2020
  

       I love golf, and I love this idea. Brilliant. Build it. Be it. I'll call Tiger and get him working on designs. Yay. Hole Zero, you win.
blissmiss, Sep 08 2020
  

       Do try to avoid current war zones, COVID hotspots, North Korea, and Belgium, in your planning route. My suggestion is following something in line with the Aleutian Islands, through Alaska, Canada, and Greenland.
RayfordSteele, Sep 08 2020
  

       Arctic Circle - mostly land (although largely Russia, so as [RayfordSteele] suggests, move a bit further north).
Antarctic Circle - mostly water, so "onboard ship" which defeats the purpose of the location (you can do ship-golf anywhere...).
I think "Golf With Altitude" would be better; all greens are higher than the tee-offs. Par-measure becomes mostly a function of steepness rather than distance. Bring your sand- wedge!
neutrinos_shadow, Sep 08 2020
  

       "Extreme Croquet" is a thing, so it's more than likely that "Extreme Golf" also exists.   

       Ah, yes.. it does. <link>
8th of 7, Sep 08 2020
  

       Yeah, what [Rayfordsteele] said. I would avoid California at all cost, and maybe even Oregon. Between fires and exhausted protesters, it might be shaky. So basically you might have to go above the west coast and head up towards [2fries] in Canada, instead.
blissmiss, Sep 09 2020
  

       No, not Canada. The locals collect the golf balls, but then when they find they can't crack the shells, boil them in the hope that once cool they can be peeled.   

       Of course, it never works, and they end up swallowing them whole.   

       That tells you most everything you need to know about Canucks, really.
8th of 7, Sep 09 2020
  

       At the nine-hole course on Groote Eylandt, the water hazard is genuinely hazardous, having a permanently resident salt- water crocodile.   

       In the Southern Hemisphere, anywhere north of the Tropic of Capricorn is liable to present you with this sort of feature at some point on the journey. And anywhere south of the Tropic of Capricorn (but north of Antarctica) is likely to be too oceanic to make for interesting play.
pertinax, Sep 10 2020
  
      
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