Sports Worldwide: SLINGGOLF

Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by BeMahoney, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Unbelieveable!-

    Did I just invent that?- SLINGGOLF!!!!!
    Or: How to make any sense at all of that public golf court here!!?

    Imagine: Driver Slingshot, Putting Slingshot, Irons, Woods.. all that stuff!

    First Convention means everyone is sharing slings, no advantages,
    just shooting skills!!?

    WHAT DO YOU THINK?- IS THIS THE HOUR OF BIRTH FOR A NEW SPORT?

    SLINGGOLF THREAD? SLINGGOLF THREAD !!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Otees

    Otees Another Member

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    That sounds cool. It would be awesome if it became a sport.
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    awesome!! fore!
     
  4. Haecksler

    Haecksler Naturalist

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    Believe it or not, i've already done this with my shooting colleague.
    OK, we didn't used a slingshot but a "normal" balearic sling like otees does.
    That's extremely funny, we went to our public sports field and trow golf balls all over the place. Hope we hadn't forgot to collect all, this may cause trouble :D
    I've got round about 50 golf balls at home - why? I collect them every summer when cultivating or ploughing a field at one slope, some idiots are improving their "Abschlag" every year after our local supermarket sells them cheap...
    Then they are laying arround hundred meters away from the upper lane and the golf guys are too lazy to collect them - I have it to protect the seeder! :mad:

    But it's always funny to build silly things with them. :D

    Greetings, Haecksler!
     
  5. CEZ

    CEZ New Member

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    Sounds better than regular golf to me:)
     
  6. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    @Otees: so lets make it one!!
     
  7. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    @Haecksler: can´t you sell the balls?
    theres a market for used balls- some diver on TV lives of cleaning the ponds..
     
  8. rock slinger

    rock slinger I rarely shoot rocks!

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    My dad always said a golf coarse was a waste of a good stooping range.
     
  9. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    SlinGolf !!

    We need some rather big slings to drive the balls at first shot
    (maybe that one could be designed in a way that its not a slingshot but legally a golfclub?)
    Then some slings of different strenghs..

    And the putting sling could be just a loose band which is "cocked" first between
    three pins in the ground (maybe the one at the pouch bearing a trigger mechanism, ball must not be touched before or so) to be released then in pool-billard style?

    Ill ask slingpit and LW.. they´re living near me.
     
  10. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Funny, I was just playing a round of Frisbee golf with some friends just last weekend. As a golfer myself, I would be very much in favor of slinggolf, as my ability to make a ball fly straight by hitting it with a stick has never been all that good. Plus, the ability to carry all your clubs (slings) in a small bag would be an improvement. I wonder about the 'putting' slingshot though. That would have to be the toughest shot on the course! :cool:
     
  11. Flippinout

    Flippinout New Member

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    I have a massive slingshot made just for shooting golf balls that I keep in my golf bag. Whenever I play golf with my father (we are both horrible golfers but enjoy the time together) I use the slingshot to get to the green, or close. Once I am within chipping distance, back to the clubs. Playing this way, I can almost break 100. Yes, I am a horrible golfer, but I have way more fun playing with a slingshot than with the clubs... and I don't loose as many balls either.

    I think it should be an official sport. Why not? Archery golf was a real sport back in the 1950's, slingshot golf could be the next wave of golf fun.
     
  12. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Hi Flippinout!

    after having seen the movie Jörg made of the visit at your place last night,
    I´m not surprised that it´s you who already did slingolf.
    Instead it´s nice to have the viability of that idea confirmed by someone who
    really knows what slingshots can do!

    What do you think about a somehow 2D- functional tent peg based "slingshot construction" that has to be installed around the ball with decent tension of the bands and is then fired/released similar to a stroke in pool billard?- maybe with a trigger mechanism at the pouch?
     
  13. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Like this?
    https://www.theslingshotforum.com/f6/pate-launcher-30484/
     
  14. wbap

    wbap Member

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    sounds like more fun the regular golf
     
  15. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    u-tube blocks that video... (for the music)

    but the start picture locked like right

    http://www.nsfwyoutube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZRfmi7bQ1yU didnt work either,
    and I dont use proxies..
     
  16. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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  17. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Very nice indeed!

    The joy of living!
    Thanks a lot for that video compatible to german law!!
    hope it didn´t take too long to change that music?

    Looks like theres gonna be a whole lot
    of preparation to be done before the first
    slinggolf world championship is celebrated!
    - maybe here?, we´re almost in the middle
    of that beautiful steelball we all live on :rolleyes:

    Was that Arturo?- I guess so! Nice to have met
    you both in optically now!

    And yes, I decided to make you a slingshot!
    - which will then be No. 4 -
    just give me some time..

    kind regards,

    Be
     
  18. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    I' surely participate the championship.....I need to know the rules!!!!:D
    It was quite easy to change the song.....I've archived the file on the movie maker, and just 2 clicks to fix it!
    It was my father. Using a traditional style brazilian slingshot.
    I've been talking a lot to Mr. Arturo, but never met him personally. (I'm planning to go to Chile, but need some planning)

    As for the opticall meeting....I really like to see hat people that I interact in the internet are real. Therefore, I have no problems on showing myself or my contact on the forum. To show some good will nd encourage other mates.

    If you are sening me one, I just have to send you one back! "A gift for a gift", as the vikings use to say. And I need some time too!:D

    I'm glad you like the video!
     
  19. HandForged13

    HandForged13 New Member

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    Sounds great! I wonder if I could take my slingshot out to the course.... ;)
     
  20. tivo532

    tivo532 Junior Member

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    I was about to start a thread on an idea of using a slingshot for a golf game. And I thought I was the first! Looks like a fun game! Cheers!