When many of us see the island green on the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass, we get the willies. When Canadian golf lovers Mike Kennedy, Steve Dexter and George Fowler saw it, they got inspired.
So they created their own version – and it floats in the harbor in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The trio has founded H2O Golf, which lets golfers take shots at a green floating in Halifax Harbour. In fact, the company says, it is "North America's only floating ocean golf green."
The green is about 65 square meters in size, and is made from the same artificial turf used at the New England Patriots' Gillette Stadium, according to The Halifax Chronicle-Herald.
"We were kind of chatting around the art of the possible and next thing you know we're riveting geraniums to a floating golf green in the harbour and tugging it across with a tugboat," Kennedy, the H2O Golf president, told the newspaper.
The company has hired a couple of PGA of Canada professionals to help the golfers wanting to take their best shots – and they've hired a team of local divers to retrieve the balls that end up in the drink.
The company is charging $10 for three balls, and anyone who makes an ace wins a prize as well as a spot in the season-ending closest-to-the-pin competition. In addition, every golfer receives coupons for a variety of local businesses, and there is also a series of weekly competitions throughout the summer.
And if things should happen to go horribly wrong, like someone lodges a ball in the blowhole of a passing whale, the H2O Golf guys can always just give George Costanza a call. He is, after all a marine biologist.