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(Chosun.com)   North Korean golf course will feature "automatic hole-in-one" green and a huge par-seven hole that measures 1,004 yards   (english.chosun.com) divider line 72
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2005-05-02 08:34:05 AM
"The [hole-in-one] green won't be used every day. We plan to use it on special days or for special people."

"Amazing, Dear Leader. Another hole in one. You are the master of decadent Western sports, as you are master of everything."
 
2005-05-02 08:41:03 AM
It's good to know the downtrodden people of Korea can at least play golf to make take their minds off the hunger pains.
 
2005-05-02 08:41:41 AM
The word "North" went MIA from that post.
 
2005-05-02 08:47:00 AM
Golf clap for ZAZ.

A 2-iron to the head for Chang Gi-dae for farking up the game of golf. Where you putting the windmill and the clown, divot-brain?
 
2005-05-02 08:50:44 AM


Another hole in one for the great leader!
 
2005-05-02 08:55:44 AM
Yeah, he's about a 1000 yards out and I think he's gonna use a 5-iron...

 
2005-05-02 09:17:17 AM
Longest hole in North America: Meadows Farms. 841 yards.

Advice: play from the back tees so you can brag about it. Accept it's a par 6. If you're playing with your brother, don't try to outhit him because you'll lose a ball in the woods and shoot a 10.
 
2005-05-02 09:47:29 AM
T h e s e f a r e a s t e r n s i t e s a r e
t o u g h o n t h e e y e s
 
2005-05-02 10:08:50 AM
Umm,it was a South Korean golf course. RFTA.
 
2005-05-02 10:11:58 AM
lefande: Umm,it was a South Korean golf course. RFTA.

I...uh...

Nah. I'll let someone else have the fun.
 
2005-05-02 10:28:25 AM
In an effort reminiscent of North Korean elections, a South Korean company building a golf course in the North's Geumgang Mountains

Reading comprehension for the win, eh Norad & Lefande?
 
2005-05-02 10:31:51 AM
Most 250 yard holes become a par seven for me.
 
2005-05-02 10:48:44 AM
JamesBong: Reading comprehension for the win, eh Norad & Lefande?

Not only did I comprehend it, I submitted it. Go bark at Lefande up there.
 
2005-05-02 10:57:07 AM
i like how a country that cant bake bread rice is wasting money on a golf course, in addition to nuclear missles.
 
2005-05-02 10:58:18 AM
Ah, your comments made it look like you agreed with him. Its early and I havent had my caffiene iv. Perhaps I should study up on my sarcasm comprehension skills?
 
2005-05-02 10:59:44 AM
Lets clear a few things up shall we?

The green is found on the par-3 (155m) fourteenth and shaped like a bowl, so as long as a shot lands on the green, it will drop into the cup.

and

The course would also feature a par-7 hole that is the longest in Asia. At 1,004 yards (918 meters), the Diamond Country Club's seventh would be 40 yards longer than the current record holder seventh (par 7, 964 yards) of the Sano Course of Japan's Satsuki Golf Club. But Emerson Pacific said it would be three yards shorter than the 1,007-yard par-6 sixth of Chocolay Downs Golf Course in the U.S. state of Michigan, the world's longest hole.

ahh...thats better
 
2005-05-02 11:52:34 AM
They'll probably count every hole in one as a gift to the Great Leader, just like they count all the signatures in the guest books that way.
 
2005-05-02 12:34:09 PM
I bet you can really belt some really long drives on a glass parking lot.

/had to be said.
 
2005-05-02 01:16:15 PM
Yeah, nothing like a golf course to boost the tourism economy of that hidden Eden, North Korea.
 
2005-05-02 01:17:19 PM
From what I read, it's two different holes: a par 3 is the "Automatic hole in one", while the Par-7 is a totally different hole.

/RTFA, but was lacking optimal caffein intake.
 
2005-05-02 01:19:20 PM
untrustworthy: I bet you can really belt some really long drives on a glass parking lot.


Yeah, but the shards from the divots are gonna be a real pain in the ass.
 
2005-05-02 01:20:14 PM
Two different holes. The one is over 1000 yards and the 'automatic hole in one' hole is a different - par three hole.

I'm sure that this would not qualify you for the claim of actually having hit a hole in one.

I was told this story while playing golf one day. The guy told me that he knew a guy who was hustling golf. He would play the first hole or two lousy then get some bets going and then bring on his best game, which was damn good. Someone he knew got wind of this and started calling in to the paper each week with an honor score for this guy. So, there it was in the paper that he got a hole in one on such and such a course and an eagle on another and so on.

Then, waited and met the guy again with his wife. He said to the wife, "well, I see Don there is really playing some good golf." and told her all the honor scores that were in the paper about him.
 
2005-05-02 01:20:16 PM
Par 7 at 1004 yards, but a 1007 yard hole is a par 6 on another course?

Ok my head hurts.
 
2005-05-02 01:20:39 PM
 
2005-05-02 01:22:24 PM
You know, they can rant and rave all they want about having nukes, and the good 'ole U.S. of A can posture and contemplate all it wants.

But when it comes to the great game of golf, it's time those communist bastards get their pansy little country blown off the face of the map!
 
2005-05-02 01:24:01 PM
155 yards? that sucks, unless there's some trees in the way or something.
knowing my luck on the course, my ball would probably plug.

1,000 yard hole seems pretty wild though.
 
2005-05-02 01:24:02 PM
You can't use a leather bag on this course. The caddies will eat it.
 
2005-05-02 01:25:04 PM
thepmpguy

So what's the punchline?
 
2005-05-02 01:25:11 PM
Is it over a crevasse?
/The Dalai Lama is a long hitter

JC
 
2005-05-02 01:26:35 PM
I thought the whole point of golf was to hit a little white ball and chase it around the course while cursing, throwing clubs, and drinking beer.
 
2005-05-02 01:26:47 PM
 
2005-05-02 01:28:32 PM
Who cares. Gold sucks. I know others enjoy it, but I just don't get it. Can't think of a more painful way to spend an afternoon.

Only enjoyed it once when the rules included not ever ever getting out of your cart, take as many swings as you wish, but get your ball in the hole first. Basically motor polo. Sorry 'bout rolling that cart.
 
2005-05-02 01:28:41 PM
You're probably right, NakedApe. They'd better use astroturf and fake trees too, as they are considered to be the salad bar in North Korea.

From an article I posted yesterday:

Each morning I was in Pyongyang I ran around parts of the city I would not otherwise have been shown. Everywhere I saw people slumped by the side of the road, exhausted and starving, and people stripping bark off the city's trees for food.

One Chinese businessman who travels to North Korea several times a month confirms people eating tree bark, saying "All the bark has been carved from the trees with knives" and people have begun eating the inner layers of pine-tree bark-especially noxious. The North Korea authorities have reportedly even broadcasted recipes for boiling various grasses. Recently, incidences of cannabilism have been reported by refugees fleeing North Korea. The relief agency Doctors Without Borders cited a 23-year-old refugee who says he saw his neighbors eat their dead daughter. The refugee also cited a Chinese-Korean who said one woman ate her 2-year-old child to stave off hunger.
 
2005-05-02 01:30:44 PM
Fishflinger: Par 7 at 1004 yards, but a 1007 yard hole is a par 6 on another course?

Ok my head hurts.


The course designer has say in what par for a hole can be. technically, there is no such thing as anything over par 5 on championship courses/chanpionship play (think PGA tour). you can have a 600 yard par 5 if you like, it just depends. there is no set standard.
 
2005-05-02 01:31:39 PM
W o w t h i s s i t e i s r e a l l y h a r d t o r e a d . W T F ? ?
 
2005-05-02 01:34:38 PM
Like I always say, what the 14th giveth, the 7th taketh away.
 
2005-05-02 01:34:52 PM
I thought the headline was some kind of joke like "OMFG WERE GONNA BLOW UP NORT KREA LOL!"
 
2005-05-02 01:37:30 PM
I made a green like that in the Jack Nicklaus Golf course editor... and that hole was probably the most realistic of all the holes on the Dildo Island Golf Course.
 
2005-05-02 01:39:44 PM
Uh Gosling... you play backwards on your course?
 
2005-05-02 01:43:16 PM
The course would also feature a par-7 hole that is the longest in Asia. At 1,004 yards (918 meters), the Diamond Country Club's seventh would be 40 yards longer than the current record holder seventh (par 7, 964 yards) of the Sano Course of Japan's Satsuki Golf Club. But Emerson Pacific said it would be three yards shorter than the 1,007-yard par-6 sixth of Chocolay Downs Golf Course in the U.S. state of Michigan, the world's longest hole.

OK, so if you are going to build a really long hole, why on earth would you make it 3 yards short of the record? They should just add 4 yards and claim the record outright?
 
2005-05-02 01:43:48 PM
i love how north korea builds huge monuments that they cant afford while their people are starving.

their arc de triumph, huge useless stadiums, that huge windowless and abandoned 100 story hotel.

sorry no clicky

http://www.shapeofdays.com/2004/09/the_ryugyong_ho_1.html
http://sward.users.netlink.co.uk/cgi-bin/page?large/dprk,4,
 
2005-05-02 01:48:08 PM
djrudiak, he started on the back nine.
 
2005-05-02 01:50:06 PM
"...huge par-7 hole that measures 1,004 yards"

One could get ronery out on that sucker.
 
2005-05-02 01:57:22 PM
Looks like control didn't RTFA.

Longest hole in the world is in MI, not VA. Are you trying to have your TF membership revoked?

/I keed
 
2005-05-02 01:57:38 PM
ATTENTION ALL:

it is the NORTHERN PART OF SOUTH KOREA.


reference: http://english.namhae.go.kr/03/05_01.asp?hs=3
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2005-05-02 02:04:43 PM
it is the NORTHERN PART OF SOUTH KOREA.

That's not as funny. We need to move the golf course north or the DMZ south.
 
2005-05-02 02:08:30 PM
Par 7 at 1004 yards, but a 1007 yard hole is a par 6 on another course?

Ok my head hurts.


Koreans are shorter than Americans, thus can't hit the long-ball like we can.

/token racist comment
 
2005-05-02 02:12:18 PM
lefande [TotalFark]

Umm,it was a South Korean golf course. RFTA.


Although he has already been abused by a large number of farkers, I would also like to point out his incorrect use of "was" in the sentance.

/jerk
 
2005-05-02 02:12:51 PM
Rafe

Looks like control didn't RTFA.

Longest hole in the world is in MI, not VA. Are you trying to have your TF membership revoked?


You know Rafe, I thought the same thing too when I saw "control's" claim that the VA course was the longest. However, I do think he's technically correct. I looked at the Chocolay Downs web site (the one in MI) and their site states that that 1,007 yard hole is still under construction.

Chocolay Downs
 
2005-05-02 02:22:04 PM
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