Glow Golf


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Golf it’s a game which originated in 15th century Scotland, and is currently played the world over. Even if you don’t play the game there’s a fair chance you know of a few players, as some golfers have become household names such as Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan or Arnold Palmer(not the drink).  Golf is the fine art of hitting a tiny ball up to 500 yards down a strip of grass known as a fairway all in the hopes of making it in a hole slightly larger than the ball. Somehow this is meant to be a therapeutic and calming game, but anyone whose tried their hand at this could tell you that’s not always the case.

Glow-sticks on the other hand were patented in the 1970’s, and have become a much larger sensation in a lot of ways. They are a weak, cheap and disposable lighting source that tend to find a myriad of uses in our lives from Halloween to parties. At some point a brilliant man came up with the idea of sticking these things in golf-balls so we could golf at night.

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I went glow-ball golfing for the first time about a week ago, and the first thing I noticed was that the balls were clear and had a hole in them for small glow-sticks. The clear golf balls are much heaver than a normal golf ball, the people we played against compared it to hitting a rock. I’m not sure that I found it overly difficult to play with, but it did require me to club up while golfing. The golf course I was playing had lights on the flag and at the Tee which made this whole game possible.

The idea of glow golf is really cool, you have a bunch of people decked out in glow sticks walking around a pitch black landscape. There is also the effects of the glow in the dark balls which make a pretty cool effect as you hit them, kind of like a really small shooting star.

There are a few things I didn’t care for though:

  • I can’t see where i’m walking half of the time; consequently, this can be pretty scary when you’re running off to grab your ball after hitting it into someone else’s fairway.
  • The wildlife tends to be a little different, normally during the day you might see ducks or deer. During the night Nocturnal animals wake up and run around.
  • When I played we were only given one ball apiece, now I know i’m not a great player but this clearly isn’t enough.
  • It was really hard taking pictures in the dark.

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Aside from some small cons, I found this to be quite an enjoyable game. I do feel that the whole experience would have benefited from some future trees, but it’s definitely a cool way to spend a Saturday night. One tip for anyone who may attempt this game, I highly recommend placing a glow-stick on your bag as they do become quite difficult to find in the dark.

Here is a list of other things I have written.

Movie Reviews: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Knights of Badassdom, Godzilla 2014,

Show Reviews: Sleepy Hollow, From Dusk Till Dawn, Archer, 30 Rock, Defiance Season 2

Comics: Transmetropolitan

Games: Flappy Bird

Bands: Acacia Strain, Die Antwoord

Food: Pescatarian.

The Earth: Earth Day at Sac State

Computer Stuff: Version Control,

I’m DJ Good Deal and when I’m not watching movies or studying you can find me on KSSU doing my best to provide the masses with an eclectic listening experience with my show Zombie Patrol. UTC -8 (don’t worry there aren’t any Zombies, I hope).

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Comments

  1. Glow golf is great fun. You guys rock!

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