#858: Carpetputt

Personally, I don’t get golf at all, but today’s invention is intended to increase the challenge it presents to its devotees.

Many parts of the world seem to be warming to the idea of using synthetic turf on their putting greens.


My approach is to place a subtly-contoured clay layer on a green-sized tray embedded in the earth. This would be covered by a carpet of synthetic turf and include a cup.

After each competition, the tray could be rotated to some random position (using a tractor) and re-embedded.

This would create much more variety within the game and require players to be able to ‘read’ the 3-D surface of each green more rapidly.

The clay layer could itself be remodelled and returfed at the end of each season.

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