On the surface, the idea of mixing golf with dogs seems like a terrible one. Golf is a serious game of science and precision that involves hitting a small spherical object into a tiny hole hundreds of yards away. Dogs, on the other hand, like chasing after and retrieving balls. The two should not make for peaceful bed fellows.
Yet against the odds, it seems that a canny band of dogs have not just taken up the noble sport but have also improved golf by adding a fun canine flourish to the pastime. Consider these eight pix your photo primer on how to bring your pooch to the links.
For any distinguished pooch, a chauffeured golf buggy is the only sensible way to travel.
Naturally, any self-respecting golf course imposes a very strict formal dress code. This Chug is adhering to the mandate with much style.
Feel free to ignore the traditional rules of golf and put your own spunky spin on the sport.
This excellent French Bulldog knows that the smartest way to snag a golf ball is to hang out by the hole. The studious gaze lets fellow golfers know that they’re dealing with a pro pooch.
Once you’ve snared your bounty, it’s important to keep a firm grip so that any pesky humans know you’re not going to give up your ball easily.
It goes without saying that a sand trap is the perfect place to practice your most daring feats of athleticism.
Back in the olden days, aspiring golf dogs were often used as impromptu caddies. Thankfully, these days all canines are seen as equals on the links.
Sit back and marvel at the way this pooch demonstrates perfect golf ball retention. Fore!
Does your dog hit the links with you? Show us in the comments!
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About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.