Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Ultimate Golf

Is golf a sport? I don't know... is bowling a sport? Either way, they're too boring for the average person to watch on TV. I usually find myself more facinated by the ability of the camera crew to keep the camera on the golf ball so well. I have a solution, that I would like to call "ultimate golf."

The beauty of ulitmate golf is that it is actually exciting, and fun to watch. It consists of one major change to the game. The object of the game will no longer be to get the ball in the hole with the fewest number of strokes, but rather in the fastest time. And no carts or caddies.

Imagine two golfers going head-to-head. They both set up to tee off. Suddenly they get the green light and the clock starts. Whack! and they're off! After smacking the ball, they both start off running towards their ball. Can't you see Tiger sprinting down the fairway, with John Daley huffing behind? Now that's excitement. The players would be allowed to hit the ball as many times as necessary, just get it in the hole the fastest.

The real challenge is now physical endurance combined with precision golf technique. I envision a smaller number of clubs carried in backpack style case. If you hit into a water trap, you'll be forced to drop a new ball at a designated place on the far side of the trap (thus forcing you to run a further distance and thereby use more time).

Ultimate golf would be a fun, exciting game of athletic prowess and skill. It would appeal to a younger generation and would be more fun to watch.

2 Comments:

At 12:27 PM, Blogger j.m. said...

That would take it out of you! Just think, running 300+ yards... 18 times!

 
At 1:47 PM, Blogger Nathan said...

It's true, the average golfer may not be able to run that far. This game is for a whole new class of golfer!

By the way, 18 runs of 300 yards is just over 3 miles (really close to 5 kilometers). Is that really so far?

 

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