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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.

Golf Balls Are Basically Indestructible

Video: Don’t bother holding your breath while you wait for this golf ball to explode under the extreme weight of a stream roller, because it somehow survives being crushed. Apparently the magical rubber compound inside a golf ball that gives it incredible bounce is also incredibly durable.

Look At This Huge Gator

Video: 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.

The World's Longest Golf Club Is A Health Hazard

Video: The new world’s longest golf club is 6.87m end-to-end, shattering the previous record of 4.37m. 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.

Watch A Robot Golfer Sink A Hole-in-One Just Like Tiger Woods

A robot just pulled off the best possible move in the game of golf.

Over 90,000 Australian Vehicles Affected By Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

Own a recent diesel Golf, Polo, Skoda Octavia or one of a variety of Audis? Your engine could be producing a lot more harmful emissions than it should. Volkswagen has made a tool available online so owners can check if their cars is affected.

Abandoned Golf Courses Are Being Transformed Into Solar Farms

Golf is a dying sport, and country club memberships are seen as an elitist relic of the past. But cultural changes are only one reason golf courses are falling out of favour: The chemical-laden, water-guzzling greens are especially irresponsible for areas hit by drought. Here’s an idea from Japan for those sunny green fairways: Use them to generate solar energy instead.

Slicing Golf Balls In Half Exposes The Weird Guts That Hide Inside

Video: 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 colourful 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.

A Moving Course Built On Giant Dump Trucks Finally Makes Golf Exciting

There’s no better way to make an excruciatingly boring day feel even longer than with a round of golf. Watching it being played is even worse, unless the golf course happens to be on the back of gigantic earth-moving equipment. Now you’ve got our full attention.

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, golf ball is a serious piece of technology crammed into a mere 46g.

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