U2 to have mini-golf event for great cause, and you can join them

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U2 is one of the greatest musical bands of all-time with numerous hit songs, with “Beautiful Day” being one of their biggest among others. The Irish rock stars will be replacing their instruments with golf clubs, as they will be hosting a minigolf event, and you can play with the band if you’re a fan of U2 and golf.

 

Donating $10 at Omaze.com will give you a chance of winning. Best of all, the donations are for a good cause, as the money will go to life-saving medications to help HIV positive mothers and their children live healthy lives.

 

There’s also some humor for how this came to be. Well, when U2 came together as young kids, they made a pledge never to play golf because they “didn’t think it was rock n’ roll”. Basically, golf wasn’t a sport that they thought fit the genre’s culture and lifestyle.

 

For the first time in their lives, the legendary group will break that pledge, and pull out their putters, to help this amazing cause. Things like this just show you the power of the sport.



 

Golf can be used for so many positive things, and you don’t have to play a full 18 holes. You can simply play minigolf, and take in the pleasures of putting, while still doing the right thing.

 

Cool stuff. Well played gentlemen.

 

You can get more info on the raffle at Omaze.com.

 

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Crazy golf girl challenges Tiger Woods with a different kind of stick

Meet two time minigolf Masters champion Olivia Prokopova. Via CNN

Meet two time minigolf Masters champion Olivia Prokopova. Via CNN

That’s right, there’s a crazy golf chick out there and she’s good. Minigolf that is. What’s that you say? You thought she was really crazy? Well no she’s not, she’s plays crazy golf which is another name for minigolf. So did I fool you? No? Well I salute you then! Anyways, meet 18-year-old minigolf star Olivia Prokopova, a young pro who has been very good since she was little and has since won two mini golf Masters titles.

“My dad worked as a sports reporter and he took me with him to an interview he did with a minigolf trainer. I tried to play there and really liked it. Apparently, I kept asking when we would go back to play more.” the Czech said according to CNN.

That’s awesome! I love the fact that one, she plays minigolf and two, that her dad was a sports reporter. I like this girl already! For her to only be a year younger than myself (Yes friends, I’m 19) and to already have two Masters titles under her belt is impressive! That’s more Masters championships than Tiger Woods at 18 although it’s two different sports. Speaking of Tiger Woods, she challenged the PGA Tour superstar to a round of mini golf but he never responded. She believes that he was scared (Or scuured!) in a sarcastic way of course.

“We have challenged Tiger Woods on several occasions, mainly through the media, but he never responded. Maybe he is afraid?!” she joked according to CNN.

Well shoot, if I was Tiger I’d be scared because she’s arguably the best minigolf player in the world! I know she would destroy me unless all of a sudden I gained some magical ninja powers that enable me to drain putts like a boss. Minigolf has been around since 1867 and was originally used for women since they didn’t think swinging a golf club was pretty enough so then they set up tournaments for putting only and that’s how minigolf was created.

Kind of fitting since Olivia is a girl. It’s like as if she’s the stepping stone of all of the past great female minigolf players or something. Anyways, I think it’s really cool that she’s getting the attention she deserves and it’s really great for the exposure of competitive minigolf because come on y’all, who doesn’t like minigolf? Oh, and before you say “It’s not a sport you fool!”, I’ll say that it IS indeed a sport. ANYTHING that’s COMPETITIVE is a sport so therefore, minigolf, poker, etc ARE in fact SPORTS. It’s in the dictionary but of course there will be other definitions saying that there needs to be contact involved but hey, I can’t argue with competitiveness and this chick’s competitive and that’s what’s up, I can respect that.

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