A Scary, Spooky, Golf-Themed Halloween

October 30th, 2014

Boo! Happy Halloween!

Halloween is one of the greatest holidays to celebrate, and it’s not just for young kids and college-aged girls anymore. The weather is still warm enough to be outside, and who doesn’t like to dress up like your favorite (or least favorite) athlete and eat lots of candy? Plus, Halloween falls on a Friday this year, so you it won’t cut into your early morning tee time on Sunday. Although we watch endless horror films and tell ghost stories, Halloween doesn’t have to be spooky and scary, and as an avid golfer, why not throw a little bit of your favorite game into the mix?

Golf-tacular Costumes

Grab some argyle patterns, flat hats, sweater vests, and puffy capri pants, and you’ve got yourself a golf costume. If you’re a woman, grab a pattern skirt and a polo and you’re all set. You can even dress the little one up as a golfer, cause who doesn’t love a baby in plaid?

A few weeks back, I was nice enough to compile a list of my favorite golfers and their outfits. If you aren’t into all of that gorey stuff, why not go trick-or-treating as one of your favorite golfers? It’s easy enough to throw on a red shirt, black slacks, and a hat and go out as Sunday Tiger. Do you have matching neon pants and shirt? Perfect! You’re Rickie Fowler. Of course, if you can find a pair of pants with some wacky designs and pair it with a shirt with more awesome designs, you can be John Daly. And, if you want to get a few laughs (and probably some stares) grab an old sweater, glue some photos of some of your old high school teams on it, and BAM! You’re the 1999 US Ryder Cup team.

If you do want get a little more creative, use some old turf grass to make a vest or shirt, connect a flag to a hat and go as the green. If you have a significant other, one of you can be the golfer, and the other can be the green! If you’re really into crafting, you can paper mache some ball-shaped chicken wire and transform yourself into a golf ball.

And if you are into all of that blood and gore, check out actor Kyle MacLachlan’s head. If you have a knack for Hollywood makeup, cut a golf ball in half, glue it to your head, and your costume is a golf accident. You’ll be sure to make the little kids scream… and what more could you want on Halloween?

Of course if you want to go as your favorite caveman, just grab a sheet and a fake bone and you’re good to go.

 

 

 

Ghostly Golf Goodies

Besides the costumes and the candy, Halloween decorations are the best part of the holiday. I love seeing the houses with skeletons and coffins and tombstones out in the yard. Pumpkins are a must-have, so make sure to find the perfect silhouette of a golfer in his backswing to carve into it.

If you’re like me, and have too many golf balls just hanging around, why not paint them orange and make your own mini-Jack-o-Lanterns.

This year, instead of a haunted house, why not a haunted mini-golf course? Make the Jack-o-Lanterns the holes and decorate with spider webs, zombies, and anything else that scares you and your guests.

The best idea I’ve heard about is a golf cart parade decorated for Halloween. It’s like mini-float dressed up for the season. And who’s to say the cart needs to be limited to the parade? Next time you hit the course, bring it with you, and you’ll be the talk of the country club.

Don’t Spook the Golfers!

Now let’s keep in mind that not everyone is into Halloween. Golfers are some of the most superstitious athletes out there. Wearing their lucky shirt and carrying their lucky tees keeps them calm and successful on the links. A holiday like Halloween with its own built in superstitions and spooky vibe can really throw off anyone who believes in luck that much.

Decorations and costumes may be the least of the worries for some golfers, when fear and scary things are in the air and being celebrated. As the great Sam Snead once said, “Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.”

The BEST Halloween Costumes For Golfers!

October 27th, 2014

Halloween is fast approaching, and by that I mean it’s on Friday. That’s only four days to figure out what you are going to be if you haven’t already! If you don’t have a costume yet, don’t worry! This cavemen has a few ideas for my golf-loving Rock Heads! And heck, you could always dress up as me, Scratch the Caveman!

John Daly

Want to dress up as the newest Rock Head? It’s easy! Grab yourself some Loudmouth apparel, a blond mullet wig, a Diet Coke, and a beer!


Rickie Fowler

Dress in dayglo orange and draw the Puma logo on everything. Though Rickie now has short hair, you could still rock a feathered wig and scraggly goatee with this costume.

 

Tiger Woods

This is easy. Grab a red Nike polo and black pants. Always look intense and get a gorgeous blonde to walk around with you all night.

 

Jungle Bird

Not the most timely choice, but your golfin’ buddies will still get it. You’ll need a knit Union Jack ski hat and a windbreaker as well as the ability to run through and interrupt important moments at the party.

 

Happy Gilmore

What you’ll need: Boston Bruins jersey, hockey stick-style putter, lots of quotes from the movie, a picture of Bob Barker, and an annoying Adam Sandler impression.

 

Old-Timey Golfer

Dress up like they did during the days of the hickory stick! You’ll need an old-fashioned golf cap, knickers, argyle sweater vest, and bow tie. If you don’t have a hickory club, you could just make one out of a stick from your backyard!

 

Carl Spackler

Of course, this is going to be on the list! For this costume you’ll need a camo bucket hat, khaki shorts rolled up your calves, work boots, and an old washed-out green shirt. And make sure you have the Cinderella story memorized!

 

The Gopher

Grab a ratty-looking bear costume from your local thrift store and annoy the crap out of everyone else at the party. Make sure your phone is loaded up with “I’m All Right” for you to dance to!

 

The 4 Things You Absolutely NEED To Know About Golf Bags!

October 26th, 2014

Lugging a full golf bag around 18 holes can be exhausting. I like exercise as much as the next caveman, but carrying a golf bag can be like carrying a bag of rocks – and trust me I know rocks! Some courses can be over 7,000 yards or have lots of hills, it’s no wonder why golfers or caddies may take the occasional short cut or rely on well-placed bag drops. However, it’s important to make sure that your quest for relief from your golf bag’s weight doesn’t inconvenience any other players on the course.  To avoid any kerfuffle on the course, just follow these simple rules of golf bag use and etiquette:

 

1. Carry Your Bag The Right Way!

If you’re a right-handed player, this means carrying your bag over your left shoulder (and vice versa).  This will allow you to avoid any excess strain on your dominant shoulder.  You should still switch shoulders as often as you need, but try to allow your non-dominant shoulder to bear the brunt of the work.

 

2. Dropping The Beat…I Mean The Bag!

This should go without saying, but don’t just throw your bag down.  Yes hoofing all day with bag in tow is a hard job, but tossing your bag haphazardly to the ground is disrespectful to the other golfers who might be in earshot.  It can also look unprofessional – remember you never know who else is going to be on the course that day! And most importantly, throwing your bag on the ground could potentially damage your gear and no one wants that.

 

3. Where, Oh Where Should My Bag Go?

He takes tips in kibble!

Before you start your round, it’s a really good idea to study the course layout.  This will let you better determine the appropriate spots to leave your clubs – and let you know how frustrating your day might be.  Most courses are designed to have adjacent fairways, allowing players the convenience of leaving their bags on the ground for several shots.  When you approach the seventh green, it’s a good idea to take out your pitching wedge, putter, and driver for the next hole.  Leave your bag at a convenient spot still close to the green.  This way, you will save yourself a lot of walking with your bag while playing your round of golf.

 

4. Don’t Forget To Tip!

If you’re using a caddy, it’s important to remember to tip him or her. They generally don’t make much per hour and survive on tips. A good rule of thumb is to tip the caddy 50% of the caddie fee.  If you encounter a bag drop at the course (basically the equivalent of a hotel bellhop or an airport skycap), they will take your clubs from your car and place them on the golf cart upon your arrival.  You should tip them between $2-3 per bag, but if you go up to $5 it should ensure that they assist you after the round.

 

Golf Bloopers, Fails, and Hilariousness

October 24th, 2014

 

Do you ever stay until the end of a movie just to watch the blooper reel? It’s the best part! People laughing, falling, messing up their lines. Sometimes it’s funnier than the whole movie. They’ve even made television shows just showcasing the ridiculous and hilarious bloopers that happen in everyday life. And just like anything else, golfers can provide some laughs with their ultimate fails on the course, too. It seems that golf can be somewhat of a stuffy sport. It takes concentration and serene quiet to play on some of the toughest courses on the tour. However, when you put together tiny, bouncing golf balls, clubs, and add in the elements of the course, anything is possible.

Last year at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Phil Mickelson was targeting his fifth win at the tournament. He was the reigning champ of the pro-am and with a win in 2013, he would have tied Mark O’Meara’s record of five tournament wins. After a strong start for Lefty, it started going downhill fast. During the third round on the 18th hole, Mickelson’s drive landed on large rocks near the water. As he started to shuffle his way down the slippery rocks, he fell, landing right on his butt. Mickelson may have had his worst showing at the tournament since 2008, but he didn’t get hurt!

Maybe Andreas Harto got it right, or really wrong, when he decided to bare it all after his ball landed near the water. Instead of risking a soggy outfit, Harto stripped down out of his pants to take the shot, and then, quite surprisingly, shuffled across the green, still pants-less, to mark his ball. We will never know the thought process behind keeping his pants off. Maybe it was too hot outside, maybe he wanted to feel the fresh green on his bare feet. Either way, it makes for one heck of a gif!

Call it luck or call it a really big blooper: Carl Pettersson was in his backswing on the fifth fairway during the 2013 US Open when a wild tee shot rolled down the fairway and hit Pettersson’s ball just before he went to hit it himself. The timing was perfect, or really bad if you’re Pettersson, for a blooper reel. And Carl reacted to it like a true professional… just step back and try again.

During an appearance on Golf Channel’s Big Break NFL Puerto Rico, Chi Chi Rodriguez was attempting the well-known glass break challenge, in which golfers attempt to break a piece of glass with a golf ball. Rodriguez hit the ball on the plane of glass, but instead of breaking it, the ball bounced right back at him and hit him in the, well, you know, “sensitive spot.” After walking it off, Rodriguez joked and said, “I forgot I had something down there.” Eventually, he successfully broke the glass, and then took some more time to recover. Don’t blame him!

We can’t really talk about golf bloopers without the mention of animals. The most curious animals have been known to make their way out onto the course at the most inopportune time to check out what exactly is going on. We have seen our fair share of birds, squirrels, even deer completely throw off a person’s golf game. But aren’t they so cute?!

The best blooper reels include endless video of golfers who whiff completely, let go of their club in mid-swing, or end up hitting the ball just to have it land inches from where it was. Or, when a complete professional and champion golfer like Jason Dufner makes a rookie mistake. At the 2013 Franklin Templeton Shootout, Dufner was getting in his stance when the tip of his putter accidentally tapped the ball, counting as his turn. The reaction of the other golfers on the green is priceless. I guess in a situation like this, all you can do is laugh.

My advice for all of these golfers, and for you next time you’re out on the course and a squirrel decides to steal your ball: laugh it off! It may throw off your golf game, but in the end, your fail is the internet’s gain. And you might just make the next best blooper reel.

-Sniff

Fall Golf Essentials – The Gear You Gotta Get!

October 20th, 2014

Fall Golf Course Near Boston

It’s the return of the fall season, and once again the Tour has slowed down, but not me! I love fall golf! A few of my favorite golf courses are up in New England. Check out the post and let me know what you think! This year I am going to give a short little fall buyers guide from the Cave to help you get prepared for the cooler months and allow you to get the most of your autumn golf outings!

 

Fall Clothing

It can get chilly out there on the green, you’ll want to dress in layers. Outerwear such as the Ping Colorblocking Pullover for men or the Nivo Ladies Hooded Cardigan for the ladies will be a must have in order to stay warm and dry while out on the course! Keep your hands from freezing with the Ray Cook Stormy Weather Winter Golf Gloves! You can also line your pockets with our reusable Heat Wave Hand Warmers. If it’s really cold, warm up with outerwear from Mobile Warming Gear! These clothes come with their own battery packs to keep you warm wherever you go!

And don’t forget your feet! Crisp fall weather can turn into wet weather quickly. So stock up on warm, moisture-wicking socks and waterproof golf shoes. Nothing makes a round of golf more miserable than wet, wrinkly feet. Plus, the more comfortable you are, the better you will play!

Fall Cart AccessoriesFall Golf Ball

For those especially brisk days, Check out some of the golf cart heaters we have stocked up at the cave, such as the Heater Craft Golf Cart Heater, and if you couple that with Formosa Golf Cart Enclosure – which can even be used in below zero temperatures!

Fall Gear Protection

Don’t forget to also protect your gear while you are out on the course. Rain and wind can pop up suddenly you’re out on the course. Upright Caddy Golf Bag Umbrella’s are a great way to shield your clubs from the elements. And remember to keep your clubs protected with golf head covers!

Fall Balls

Starting in late fall, it’s a good idea to switch from playing white golf balls to orange or yellow. The reason being that in the Northern Hemisphere, the sun gets so low in the sky that it can be difficult to see a white ball in the rough due to the glare. A yellow or orange golf ball is easier to see so you’ll be less likely to lose it!

Fall Bags

You also might want to switch to a carry or stand bag for the fall. Many golf course go to a 90 degree cart rule or forbid golf carts altogether come autumn. It’s a good idea before you go to check with your local course regarding their cart policy. You may end up needing a new golf bag.

And remember to pack a good camera (or a good cell phone camera). Fall is the most beautiful time of year to golf and you’ll want to take some pictures to remember it – and then use those pictures to make your friends jealous.

Check here for these and more great fall buys at the Cave!

I’m Giving Away A FREE Bushnell Neo XS GPS Watch!

October 17th, 2014

 

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My second October Giveaway has just started Rock Heads! Now it’s time to enter for your chance to win a FREE Bushnell Neo XS GPS Watch – a very useful prize worth $200! This contest runs until October 30th and like usual is free to enter. All you need is an email address! So hurry and enter Scratch’s Second October Golf Giveaway!

 

Giveaway!Enter to win via Facebook today! Don’t delay – the contest ends at 11:59 pm EST on October 30th!

 

  • The sweepstakes runs from October 16th to October 30th at 11:59pm, so you can’t procrastinate in entering to win these fabulous prizes.
  • You must be 18+ years old to enter and win. As much as we appreciate you young pups taking an interest in golf, get your parents to enter if you’re not quite reaching that age requirement.
  • All entries will be used and drawing will be random.
  • All you have to do is enter your email address. No purchase necessary! If you are chosen as a winner, the email address you submitted will be used to contact you to obtain an address to send the prize.
  • Only people residin’ in countries that we ship to can apply. International winners will get the value of the prize in caveman cash.

 

The sweepstakes only lasts ’til 11:59pm October 30th, so enter quick for yer chance to win! Enter to win via Facebook today!

 

Now that that’s are out of the way, let’s take a look at our fabulous prize!

 

Bushnell Neo XS GPS Watch!Bushnell Neo XS GPS Watch!

Thin, comfortable, long battery life and up to 4 hazard distances per hole. Preloaded with over 33,000 courses in more than 30 countries, no downloads and no membership fees ever.

Features:

  • Pre-loaded with 33,000+ courses in more than 30 countries
  • Long Battery Life – over 3 rounds between charges
  • Auto Course Recognition and Auto Hole Advance
  • Easy-to-read Front/Center/Back Distances
  • Hazard/Layup Distances (up to 4 per hole)
  • Comfortable Sports Band
  • Round Odometer
  • Shot Distance Calculater
  • No Membership or Download Fees
  • Comes with USB cable to charge the unit via a USB port
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    So don’t delay Rock Heads, go Put Your Name In The Hat for a chance to win a FREE Bushnell Neo XS GPS Watch!

    Watch Out For These Spooky Golf Superstitions!

    October 17th, 2014


    Halloween is just around the corner and with it comes the lure of trick-or-treating, the over-the-top horror stories, and of course, superstitions. You heard the one about the black cat, right? Apparently if you see a black cat on Halloween, a witch is nearby. And if you want to see a witch on October 31st, just put your clothes on inside out and walk backwards, and a witch shall appear.

    In the spirit of Halloween, I have come up with the best of the best golf superstitions. Now I doubt we will be seeing any witches or black cats out on the links (well, maybe), but these superstitions are just as scary if they come true.
    Don’t pick up a stray ball – For if a golfer picks up another golfer’s ball that was hit out of bounds, your game will be cursed for the remainder of the day. This superstition suggests that the ball was attracted to the ‘out of bounds’ area, and if you touch the ball while it is out of bounds, all of your drives will curve out of bounds as well.

    Red Tees- Traditionally, red tees are the most forward tees and in casual golf lingo, they usually are the tees women tee off at. However, there is a superstition about red tees, suggesting that the color is one of anger, stress, and frustration, three very bad qualities to have on the golf course. To stay mentally strong and calm throughout the day, stay away from red-colored tees.

    Talk to your ball to get it where you want it to go – You and your ball should be on a first name basis. You should tell it nice things, compliment it when it goes where it should go, and whisper sweet nothings to it before each drive. But NEVER talk to an opponent’s ball. This will jinx their ball, sending bad karma into the universe, and that bad karma will only reflect on your golf game.

    Tap the inside of the cup – When you make a putt longer than three feet, make sure to tab the inside of the cup when taking the ball out. If you fail to do so, you will struggle on every remaining hole for the round.

    Never wash a good ball – After you whisper those sweet nothings to your ball, and it goes right where you want it to go, don’t even think of washing that awesome off. A ball should never be cleaned when you are playing well. However, if a ball lands into a water hazard, get rid of it immediately. That ball is now attracted to every water hazard on the course.

    Lucky ball markers – The higher the denomination, the luckier the marker. And always carry three (it was the habit of Jack Nicklaus). A quarter made in your birth year provides the most luck and although a bit bulky, a casino chip is a good idea, too. Just make sure it’s a winner.

    Do not walk in front of the tee box – ALWAYS approach them from behind.

    Tee off in order – Always allow the person who just made birdie on the previous hole to tee off first. If you cut them in line, this is certain to disrupt the Golf Gods. You can expect a poor showing the remainder of your day.

    Lucky items – Perhaps not specific to golf, but in general athletes are some of the most superstitious people out there. There is the lucky shirt (Sunday Tiger wearing red), the lucky ball, the lucky tee, the lucky ball marker, the lucky head covers. For some of the most superstitious, golfers will use their college mascot as a head cover to bring the most luck to their game.

    Use a low numbered ball – When it comes to number superstitions, they may be the most logical. Never use a ball with a number higher than par. And double-digit numbered balls?! Are you joking? This just seems to defy logic. Golf is a game where the lowest number wins, so keep your ball numbers low.

    No matter if you are a casual golfer or one we can find out on the links every weekend, you must admit to having at least one superstition. Do you put your left sock on first? Do you approach the tee and take three practice swings? Do you leave the flag in the hole before putting? Whatever it may be, it works for you. Just make sure if you see a black cat on Halloween to steer clear of those witches.

    Sang-Moon Bae’s One-Of-A-Kind Odyssey Putter & Winning WITB!

    October 13th, 2014

    Photo: Robert Laberge/Getty Images

    Sang-Moon Bae hasn’t won, or even finished in the top-10 since his lone 2013 win, but you wouldn’t have known it on Sunday. The 28-year-old South Korean opened a six stroke lead and hung on to win by two over Steven Bowditch on Sunday at the Frys.com Open. Key to his win were his driver and unique putter. Check out what’s in Bae’s bag below!

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    • 3 Wood: Callaway Diablo Octane, 15 degrees
    • Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana ‘ahina
    • Hybrid: Callaway X Hot Pro, 18 degrees
    • Shaft: Aldila Tour Blue ATX 105X
    • Irons: Callaway RAZR X Muscleback (4-PW)
    • Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue
    • Wedges: Callaway X-Forged (52, 56 and 60 degrees)
    • Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue
    • Putter: Odyssey Damascus Grand

     

     

     

    Bae’s win with the Callaway Big Bertha V Series Driver was the sixth for the club worldwide since it was introduced at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in August. The 9-degree club is 45 inches in length with the OptiFit hosel set to minus 1 degree of loft with a neutral directional setting. The shaft is Graphite Design’s MJ7 x-flex.

     

    Photo: Odyssey Golf

     

    That Odyssey Damascus Grand putter is where Bae’s bag get really interesting. Other than the man who designed the putter(that would be Austie Rollinson), only 350 people in the world are lucky enough to have one. They were only sold in Japan for $3,500 each. Sang-Moon Bae’s win was the first pro win for the Damascus. The rare flatstick has a #1 shaped head, weighs 349 grams and is constructed entirely from Damascus steel, the same material that was used in Middle Eastern swordmaking. Rollinson was asked why he chose to make the putter of Damascus steel. “Well, it is very cool looking for one,” he said.”Second, we found in testing years ago that the sound of Damascus steel is different from a 303 or 17-4 stainless steel. It has a higher pitch sound to it and sustains just a bit longer. This produces a brighter sound at impact.”

    A high tech club that’s made like a sword?! If this Caveman ever finds 4k, I know what I’ll be buyin’!

    It’s Your Last Chance To Win FREE Adams Idea A12 OS Hybrid Irons!

    October 12th, 2014

     

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    Time’s running out Rock Heads! You’ve only got to Wednesday to enter my first October Giveaway! And what’s the giveaway for you may ask? FREE Adams A12 OS Hybrid Irons!!!!! That’s a prize worth $300! This contest ends October 15th and as always to free to enter. You just need an email address. Don’t delay – hurry up and enter Scratch’s October Golf Giveaway!

     

    Giveaway!Enter to win via Facebook today! Don’t delay – the contest ends at 11:59 pm EST on October 15th!

     

    • The sweepstakes runs from October 1st to October 15th at 11:59pm, so you can’t procrastinate in entering to win these fabulous prizes.
    • You must be 18+ years old to enter and win. As much as we appreciate you young pups taking an interest in golf, get your parents to enter if you’re not quite reaching that age requirement.
    • All entries will be used and drawing will be random.
    • All you have to do is enter your email address. No purchase necessary! If you are chosen as a winner, the email address you submitted will be used to contact you to obtain an address to send the prize.
    • Only people residin’ in countries that we ship to can apply. International winners will get the value of the prize in caveman cash.

     

    The sweepstakes only lasts ’til 11:59pm October 15th, so enter quick for yer chance to win! Enter to win via Facebook today!

     

    Now that that’s are out of the way, let’s take a look at our fabulous prize!

     

    Adams Idea A12 OS Hybrid Irons!Adams Idea A12 OS Hybrid Irons!

    From the category leader in hybrid iron sets, Adams Golf introduces the best performing, easiest to hit hybrid iron set ever. The Idea a12 OS hybrid irons are built with ultra thin faces for a hotter ball flight, perimeter weighting for more forgiveness, and CG’s for higher launch throughout the set. This set of game improvement irons features improved transitional hybrids (patented) as well as hybrids that feature Velocity Slot Technology. Velocity Slot Technology provides substantially more forgiveness and more distance.

    For the first time in a hybrid club, the Idea a12 OS hybrid utilizes Velocity Slot Technology to produce a spring-like effect across the entire face, which improves forgiveness and increases launch angle without increasing spin; this combined with the ultra thin face produces higher ball speeds increasing distance.

    The Idea a12 OS set also includes redesigned Transitional Hybrids with a “Truss Back” design allowing more weight to be distributed to the perimeter of the club lowering the center of gravity making them optimally suited for bridging the gap between the hybrids and the deep undercut cavity-back irons of the set.

  • Set consists of: #4/5/6 Hybrids, and 7-PW/GW Irons
  • Go to Rock Bottom Golf for more information of the Adams Idea A12 OS Hybrid Irons!

     

    So don’t delay Rock Heads, go Put Your Name In The Hat for a chance to win FREE Adams Idea A12 OS Hybrid Irons!

    The Coolest, Craziest, Most Exotic Golf Courses In The World

    October 9th, 2014

     

    “The world is your playground!” At least that’s what they tell us. We venture near and far, north and south, east and west to explore, relax… and play golf.

    That’s right. Who are we fooling? Vacation without golf isn’t vacation at all. Well, I have explored the vast corners of the interwebs to find the world’s craziest, most exotic, and all around coolest golf courses.

    A course in China named Mission Hills is adding a new course to its already gigantic collection, thanks in part to the resurrection of golf in the 2016 Olympics. The complex is made up of 22 courses, and the craziest one is yet to be built. The newest course consists of a replica Great Wall of China, a wind machine, and a water hazard made up of noodles and chopsticks. Although this may seem a little like a gimmick, the owners and builders of Mission Hills insists that the golf is real, just with a different set of obstacles.

    La Jenny is a course in France that allows golfers to play in the nude. Yep, completely buck naked. The course is just six holes, and for some of the more modest of us, that may be just enough. Yet, La Jenny is known to be one of the only places in Europe that you can do such a thing.

    Now you racing fans out there might get a kick out of this. Did you know there is a golf course in the middle of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway? Yup, titled The Brickyard Crossing you can play a full 18-holes in the middle of the racetrack where the celebrated Indy 500 is ran every May.

    A most unusual golf course can be found in South Australia where there is no fuss about how green the grass is, because Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Club is placed directly in a desert, and the desert sand is fully embraced. The 18-hole, 72-par course creates a whole new game, one of only sand traps, large bounces, and long rolls. Similarly, the Firestone Overseas Golf Course in Liberia is made up of old rubber. The “greens” are even referred to as “browns.” This, however, seems fairly normal when you consider in South Africa there is a hole that can only be accessed on a helicopter. The 19th hole at the Legend Golf and Safari Resort is considered the toughest par-3 in the world, sitting 1312 feet above the hole on top of Hanglip Mountain.

    On the other end of the earth, in Uummannaq, Greenland, a golf course made of ice will certainly test your skills. The course is on a glacier and the game is played with orange golf balls instead of white, so you don’t lose them in the snow. The holes on the greens are a little larger, and you’re going to be really cold, but other than that, it’s just another day on the golf course.

    One of the craziest holes on any golf course happens to be in Idaho. The Coeur d’Alene Resort golf course was voted by both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the best places in the United States to play golf. The landscape itself will blow you away, but the famous 14th hole is the icing on the cake. The hole is a floating island that literally “floats” to a different distance each day. The island itself is just 15,000 square feet and you only have two attempts to land on the green. How do you get to the island, you ask? There is a shuttle boat that brings golfers back and forth to the green.

    It seems that golf is so popular that they will build a course just about anywhere. There are courses in prisons, on a tarmac at an airport, on islands, and at old mines. There are courses surrounded by land mines, artifacts, and even one that preserved old dinosaur footprints. No matter the terrain, temperature, or obstacles in the way, golf demands to played and a golf course will prevail.