What Will Golf Be Like In The Future?

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If the typical golfer of a hundred years ago were to be transported to today, he might laugh at the clothing, wonder over the tech advances of the clubs and marvel at the skill of even a fading Tiger Woods. But, he would essentially recognize the game. Can the same be said for the future of golf? Let’s have a look…
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The Golfer: The pro golfer of the future may not even be human. Robots could take over the whole thing. But, we’re betting on humans with prosthetic body parts. Hey, it worked for Oscar Pistorius, right?
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The Wood: Rules are already “morphing” to allow different composite materials to be used in what was once a strictly wood-based club. If they creep into the pro levels, expect many more center-strike shots to soar as if hit with a driver.
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The Iron: Irons are moving to a hybrid-design with an open-faced backing which will allow duffers to “customize” shots electronically, based on local and current conditions.
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The Putter: The beloved putter will be replaced by a “kit” which can be assembled on the green. This would allow golfers to take in all conditions and respond, stroke by stroke, to whatever devious traps have been set to keep us away from the “Hole-y Grail”…
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The Hole: There’s not much which can be done to improve the hole in the future. It’s just a hole. But, this prototype may hold promise. It washes the ball and then pops it back out, clean and fresh. Just in time for you to hit it into a lake. Again…
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Golf On TV: Dead. Just like the rest of sports and entertainment, the future of TV is bleak anyway so, golf will not be an exception. Coverage will be replaced by live streaming which will be bundled into affordable mobile apps every viewer will pick for themselves. We’ll be keeping the Playboy Channel. though…
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The Golf Ball: The golf ball of the future will not just be dimpled and white. It will be molded into all kinds of aerodynamic surfaces (not just dimpled) and, most importantly, it will have a GPS tracking device in its core. It still won’t cure your slice though…
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The Golf Cart: What did you expect? The golf cart of the future will undoubtedly be a hovercraft and very likely self-driving. That will be a big help in the rough, but even better for making it to the 19th hole on time…
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The custom built golf course. That’s right. Gone will be the days when courses are designed by architects and pro stars. All we’ll need is the Minecraft app. And a little bit of imagination…
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