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Isolated Group of Scotsmen Realise War on Women Ended Years Ago

A small group of men who never got the message that women are OK now has finally given up the fight to keep them away, with Muirfield golf club voting to let women enter the premises as full members. Read More >>

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Speed Golf Finally Makes the World’s Most Boring Sport Exciting to Watch

Here’s an idea for a sport: What if a bunch of poorly-dressed athletes wandered around a grassy park for four hours casually hitting balls with a long stick? Here’s a less boring idea: What if those athletes were instead racing the clock to put the ball in the hole as quickly as possible? That’s the basic idea behind The Fastest Hole of Golf. Read More >>

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Rory McIlroy Pulls Out of Rio Olympics as First Zika Vaccine Gets Clearance

Superstar golfer Rory McIlroy has decided not to unleash his club and balls on the Rio Olympics this summer, due to fears over the Zika virus. Don’t worry too much though. The four-time major champion was due to represent Ireland at the games, so Team GB haven’t lost a potential medal winner. Read More >>

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Look at This Enormous Alligator

Golf hazards like sand bunkers and lakes might ruin your day—but one hazard at Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto, Florida could end your life. Read More >>

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The World’s Longest Golf Club Is a Health Hazard

The new world’s longest golf club is 22 feet, 6.75 inches end-to-end, shattering the previous record of 14 feet, 5 inches. Its inventor, Michael Furrh, also typically pulls muscles in his back, legs, and both arms just from swinging it. Because lifting even a small weight with such a long pole is so freaking difficult that it was part of the training regimen in old Kung Fu movies. Read More >>

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Correcting Your Golf Swing is Seriously Fun With These Analytical Smart Shoes

Too many everyday objects have been been made unnecessarily smart. Kettles, toothbrushes, coffee machines... shoes. Why would shoes need to be connected to the internet? For good reason, as I found out from Iofit at MWC. Read More >>

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Robot Hits Hole-in-One on Tiger Woods’ Stomping Ground

That lumpy tank on wheelbarrow wheels there is being charitably referred to as a robot, one that stunned the golf world by managing to bag a hole-in-one on the TPC Scottsdale's 16th hole. Read More >>

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Slicing Golf Balls in Half Exposes the Weird Guts That Hide Inside

Golf balls are really, really weird. Especially the old ones used over a hundred years ago. The dimpled shell can hide things like goose and duck feathers, wound rubber and all other sorts of colorful and bright polymers and rubbers and plastics. The current balls are super fancy, I wish each golf ball still hid the rubber that looks like tobacco leaves. Read More >>

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Best Golf Gadgets 2015: Can Technology Really Help a Hacker Hack Their Golf Game?

Mark Twain put it best when he referred to golf as a “good walk spoiled”. Those of us who suffer this particular beautiful game have myriad frustrations to deal with, from the ignominy of teeing off on a par 5 with a long iron because we just can't use a bloody driver, to the inevitable three-putts that are part and parcel of a round. Read More >>

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What’s Inside a Golf Ball?

If you've been paying attention, you know that insides of golf balls are unexpectedly beautiful — like psychedelic bullseyes or surreal alien planets. But what is all that colourful stuff made of? As this video from Wired shows, a golf ball is a serious piece of technology crammed into a mere 1.62 ounces (45g). Read More >>

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Clever Golf Trick Shots Activate a Fun Rube Goldberg Machine

You would think that you could only do so much with golf trick shots but David Kalb, trick shot extraordinaire, takes it to another level. He rigs his trick shots so they have to be absolutely perfect because they eventually turn into Rube Goldberg machines that can make hot dogs and create flaming watermelon heads. Watch. Read More >>

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This Weird Morphing Skin Could Make Future Vehicles Super Aerodynamic

This strangely alive-looking blob isn't a prop from a sci-fi movie. It's a smorph, a morphing material that could make the cars, trains and aeroplanes of tomorrow extremely aerodynamic, using the same trick that helps golf balls fly faster and straighter. Read More >>

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Watch a Pro Golfer Knock a Drone From the Sky With One Golf Ball

Shooting down a flying drone is challenging even for machine gun-wielding sharpshooters. But professional golfer Keegan Bradley just made it look easy, swatting a DJI Phantom out of the sky with just a well-aimed golf ball. Thankfully, the quadcopter was carrying a GoPro, so we could see the whole thing unfold. Poor drone. Read More >>

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A Golf Cart Skateboard Sounds Like the Best Way To Play 18 Holes

Unless you're a doctor, retired, or the kid of someone who already plays, golf seems like an impossibly boring undertaking. Its only redeeming factor is tooling around a course on a golf cart, or even better, this electric powered skateboard that's strong enough to carry you and your clubs. Read More >>