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Practise Putting At 900m With This Mountaintop Mini-Golf Course

If you make it to the top of La Rhune, a 900m tall mountain in the Pyrenees between France and Spain, you can look up and out to the natural panorama: peaks and valleys stretching unobstructed into the distance. Or you could look down to the playful Panorama: an eight-hole goofy golf course at your feet.


Clever Golf Trick Shots Activate A Fun Rube Goldberg Machine

Video: 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.


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.


The Jedi Putter's Constant Feedback Makes You A Master Of The Green

Mastering the perfect golf swing is a lot harder than it looks, and putting is even harder than blasting a golf ball down the fairway. So while it will probably never be approved for use in PGA tournaments, the Jedi Putter — designed by students at Rice University — provides real-time feedback helping an amateur golfer master their putting game.


This Goofy Mini Golf Masters Clip Is Way More Fun Than The Real Masters

Video: I don’t care that The Masters is a tradition unlike any other because I know a mini golf version of the illustrious golf tournament would be way more fun to play and so much more hilarious to watch. Imagine Tiger getting screwed over by the windmill course. Or Phil mucking up the castle shot. It’d be like Happy Gilmore in real life. Simon Connor spliced golf highlights from the Masters with traditional mini golf courses and it’s perfectly goofy.


Sparking Titanium Golf Clubs Might Be Causing California Wildfires

Researchers at UC Irvine have determined that golfers who can’t keep their shots out of the rough might actually be responsible for wildfires in California in recent years. Specifically, certain clubs made from a titanium alloy have been found to produce sparks up to 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit — more than hot enough to ignite dry foliage — when they make contact with rocks and stones in the rough.


This Two-Person Golf Trick Shot Is Unbelievable

Excuse the portrait mode video, but this golf trick shot is so impressive that we can ignore the blatant disregard of proper mobile phone video-recording etiquette. Here’s what goes down: the guy behind hits a golf ball to the guy in front who swings and hits the same ball without the ball ever touching the ground.


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.


Amazing Golf Shot Of The Year Is More Genius Billiard Trick Than Golf

I don’t get golf. But I can appreciate the genius billiard-like quality of this shot — “Golf Shot of the year,” experts say — at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championships at Nailcote Hall Hotel.


Garmin Approach S4 Lets You Keep Tabs On Email While You're Out Golfing

It hasn’t taken Garmin long to announce a successor to its Approach S2 and S3 golf watches announced earlier this year. But the latest edition to the lineup adds a feature that makes the S4 a must-have upgrade: Bluetooth, allowing the watch to relay notifications about incoming calls, emails and texts while you’re battling to make par.


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