Monday, August 22, 2011

World Urban Golf Day

Portland tee-off is 12pm along with the rest of the world.  I might have to check this out.  The undersized tennis balls I throw for my dogs would work perfect.

This is global.  Check it out:

Basically, Urban Golf is a mashup of real golf, urban landmarks (poles, street signs, sewer covers, etc.), and a whole lot of fun!  “A game played on a large outdoor course located in a non-residential section of a city, with a series of targets spaced far apart, the object being to propel a tennis ball with the use of various clubs toward each target with as few strokes as possible.”  Here are some suggested “Golden” rules:

Respect your neighbors’ privacy and property. Pick your course away from populated areas. If the police ask you to leave a certain area, do so. Avoid altercations and do not give Urban Golf a bad reputation.  Vandalism, destruction of property and general rude behavior are for punk-ass kids and do not belong in this sport.  DON’T SCREW THIS UP FOR THE REST OF US.

The worse you play, the more fun you have. And that’s what this game is about. Having fun, not winning. Leave your competitiveness on the PGA tour. Boasting and other petty bullshit does not belong on the urban course.
If you can’t check yourself, put on your plaid pants, hop in your SUV and take it to Pebble Beach.

There is no one person in charge. You are not the leader of the group. Get over yourself. All decisions and adjustments to the game should be agreed upon by the golfers present.  If you have a god complex, move to the mountains, start a cult, and stay the hell out of the way.
Who’s game?


  1. Hey Ed-

    WUGD V will be held in NW industrial this year. You can see the map here:

    For WUGD we tee off at noon around the globe. Regular season we start at 3...

    Please do join us!

  2. Outstanding work on the scorecard and course map, Scott. See you at noon this Saturday.