A Clever April Fool's Joke?
By mustang6560 on 4/1/11
This wreaks of April Fool's:
Anything but par for the course, the conveyor belt is said to be the first of its kind by the golf club.

As is the case with many golf clubs a per centage of its 1,200 members are elderly and they are particularly pleased with the innovation.

But the 98ft-long walkway takes members to the summit of a 30ft hill between the first green and the second tee which had left even the younger members out of puff.
Despite the potential truth in this story, I cannot help but not accept this story today. If the author really wants me to believe this story, they will have to publish it again Monday.

I will admit, I definitely would not want to climb that hill under normal conditions. Walking up a hill, no matter how "in shape" I am, always makes me start to breath heavy. I don't want to have to catch my breath before hitting my tee shot.

For now, I'm reserving judgment on this story. I will decide on Monday if I believe this or not.



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[ comments ]
Banker85 says:
what they never heard of golf carts?
4/1/11
 
mustang6560 says:
It's for the "older" golfers who still want to walk...
4/1/11
 
birdieXris says:
I think we could use something like that for the walkers at Crossgates in millersville. The walk up to the 6th tee, 14th green, and 15th tees are pretty rough.
4/1/11
 
Backquak says:
genius until a rock gets stuck in it and locks it down, I say its false, outdoors has to many problems for an escalator.
4/1/11
 
nickmomrik says:
A 30 foot hill? That's a whopping 10 yards.
4/1/11
 
TeT says:
Umm 30' high... Thats 3 to 4 x the height of the room you are sitting in...
4/1/11
 
wrhall02 says:
I'm with mustang...seems like this is a A-F's joke.
4/1/11
 
Banker85 says:
im guessing its real.
4/1/11
 
Torleif Sorenson says:
My German is very rusty, so I'm not sure. The thing is, it IS linked from the second page of the "club news" section on their web site.

The motorized ramp *could* be real, after all, Pittsburgh (PA) Field Club has famously had (for many years) an elevator taking golfers from 17 green to 18 tee.
4/2/11
 
windowsurfer says:
Banker ist richtig. These are real: www.sunkid.at/index.php?L=5, and I found an item from Sept 2010 showing this thing in use at Schloss Auel. Plus it's on the course website. 150 meter run, with 30 meter rise; not that much, but as soon as Trump hears about it, there will be several built on his courses, many of which will be "friggin 'UGE!" And YES, it IS too cold and wet to golf today, thanks for asking - how did you guess?
4/2/11
 
Torleif Sorenson says:
Danke schön, windowsurfer. +1 for you, and +0.5 for Banker and me for good guesses.
4/2/11
 
windowsurfer says:
Best of all, the sun came out and i got a round in today (on a v wet course, mind you.) Rock on, Torleif.
4/2/11
 
terpsno1 says:
That's a magic carpet ski lift - they use them on beginner ski slopes & tubing hills.
4/4/11
 
mustang6560 says:
This appears to be real.
4/4/11
 
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