North Korea perverting golf
Two items of "golf" from the land of everybody's least favorite lugnut, Kim Jong II.
First, in an effort reminiscent of North Korean elections, a company building a golf course in the North's Geumgang Mtns created a bizarre hole where the ball will careen into the cup as long as the golfer lands his shot anywhere on the green. "We plan to make a 'hole-in-one green' where golfers get a hole in one as long as they put the ball on the green," said Chang Gi-dae, the chairman of Emerson Pacific which is building the course. The green is on the par-3, 155m (167 yd) fourteenth and shaped like a bowl, so as long as a shot lands on the green, it will drop into the cup. "The green won't be used every day. We plan to use it on special days or for special people."
I think the golf industry should immediately denounce and effectuate a boycott of such a hole. I like progressive golf design, but as Maximus screamed at his master in Gladiator, "This is not it. This is not it!!!"
Next, from the "surprise, surprise" department, Kim Jong II is officially the worst cheater in golf history. He recently signed a card and took credit for shooting a 39 over 18 holes including 5 holes in one in one round and several eagles on a par 72, regulation length course. His "free press" now tout it as legend and sluff it off as fact. China, I'm begging you. For the love of God, please kick his ass.
I am disgusted to the depths of my golfing soul.